eCYBERMISSION,a web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, is seeking dedicated individuals—teachers, college students, parents, community leaders, business leaders, and anyone else with a background or interest in STEM—to serve as Virtual Judges and help to build students’ interest in STEM. Register as a volunteer before February 22, 2017. Learn more at ecybermssion.com/RolesJudges.
Pioneered by the California nonprofit MV GATE, Family Code Night is a whole-school family event that ignites coding and computer science learning at any elementary school and in any family. The program engages K–5 children and their parents or guardians in the experience of doing their first hour of computer programming together in an early evening special school program.
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition engages students in research and development with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Working in teams of two, three, or four members, students study a technology of interest and predict what that technology might be like in 20 years.