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Resources and opportunities targeting underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, LGBT, etc.

Jan 15, 2021


Supporting Urban Students on the Days After Major Events

In a guest post on Beyond the Spotlight—a resource for parents, caregivers, and educators, designed to create equitable and caring classrooms for all children—Alyssa Hadley-Dunn, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University and founder of Teaching on the Days After: Dialogue & Resources for Educating Toward Justice, offers tips and resources for teachers related to the attack on the US Capitol.

Nov 02, 2020


Latinx Engineering Day 2020—Online

On September 27, 2020, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Exploratorium hosted Día de la Ingeniería/Latinx Engineering Day 2020, a free bilingual (Spanish/English) program for audiences of all ages, from creative children who love to make things to teens and young adults interested in engineering careers to professionals curious about their colleagues’ projects.

Nov 02, 2020


Challenge to Design a Solution to a Societal or Environmental Problem

The Making for Good Challenge builds on a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education program—Innovation Generation—igniting, engaging, and empowering students in grades 9–12 to become makers, using no-cost dynamic digital resources.

Nov 02, 2020


Awards for Outstanding Mentoring of Underrepresented Students in STEM Disciplines

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future productivity of the US science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

Oct 15, 2020


Edit-a-thons to Bring More Black Artists to Wikipedia

A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.


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