The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization.
International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.
Helping students see the possibilities of careers in STEM fields means providing them with diverse role models. PBS LearningMedia has made a list of some of the top black scientists, engineers, inventors, and mathematicians, along with media resources to help teachers to bring their work—and stories—into the classroom.
Read to Lead, a free award-winning supplemental reading program from Classroom, Inc., is designed to increase literacy, leadership, and 21st-century skills. This research-based program embeds social–emotional learning throughout its modules by developing students’ decision-making, empathy, and goal-setting abilities, all while increasing their reading skills.
Are you enthusiastic about STEM? eCYBERMISSION, an Army Educational Outreach Program, is a freeweb-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9. The program is committed to answering the nation’s need for increased national STEM literacy and expanding STEM education opportunities across the country to open doors to new career paths for American students that lead to a brighter tomorrow. eCYBERMISSIONis looking for educators interested in STEM to create teams of students. Register and complete your teams by November 21, and your students will receive a FREE STEM Kit. Visit ecybermission.com to learn more and register today.