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Interdisciplinary learning and applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Jan 15, 2020


NASA “Scientist for a Day” Essay Contest

Scientist for a Day challenges students in grades 5–12 to think like NASA scientists. Students examine real spacecraft images of Uranus’s moon Miranda, Neptune’s moon Triton, and Pluto’s moon Charon. First they choose the destination they think would be the best place to return to with another spacecraft in order to learn more about these amazing worlds. Then they support their choice in an essay of no more than 500 words.

math and stem underserved students

Jan 03, 2020


Program to Drive Talented Underserved Students Toward STEM Careers

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) creates pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. The nonprofit has provided its services for free to more than 600 students since 2011.

global solar projects

Jan 03, 2020


Program Linking Practical Engineering Skills with Global Humanitarian Service

We Share Solar empowers students to be global changemakers. By combining solar energy and engineering education with real-world applicability, trained teachers cultivate students’ interests in STEM subjects and inspire them to meet an immediate need in the developing world.

Microsoft STEM Coding Competition

Jan 03, 2020


Microsoft Global Technology Competition

For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. However, the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition; it’s a chance for students to work with friends, network with professionals, gain new skills, and meet other youth who want to make a difference in the world.

Audubon bird app

Jan 03, 2020


Portal into the Natural World of North American Birds

The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to more than 800 species of North American birds that fits right in a user’s pocket. Developed for all experience levels, it will help users identify the birds around them, keep track of the birds they’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near them.


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