Are you looking to meaningfully engage K-8 families in STEM this summer and fall?
The Institute for the Study of Resilience in Youth (ISRY) at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in partnership with STEM Next, wants to learn more about how to support programs that are taking ideas from the STEM Family Engagement Planning Tool and putting them into action to increase equitable family engagement in STEM during the summer and fall of 2022.
Eligible programs will receive $1,500, consultation support, and professional development in summer and fall 2022. Read more about participation criteria and benefits and submit an interest form before June 10th, 2022.
- Article: We Rep STEM – STEM Profile – Joy James – We’ve said it time and again: Representation matters. That’s especially true for children, whose perceptions of the world are based, in part, on the things they see. When Joy James set out to write her book, 101 Brilliant Black Inventors and their Inventions, she wanted to create something that would inspire her young children. The end result – an in-depth celebration of the achievements of Black innovators.
- Article: What is Environmental Engineering? – Curious about what environmental engineering is, and what an environmental engineer does? Read on to find out! We’ve even got a hands-on environmental project for you—and it’s delicious. (Yes, delicious!)
- Article: Epic Fail! Working to Reframe the Concept of Failing – Ways to make engineering and inventing accessible and exciting through celebrating failure.
Incorporating Role Models
- Article: Incorporating the Stories of Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ Scientists Into the Physics Classroom – Short article from NSTA about the contributions of women, people of color, and other diverse scientists to the field of Physics. Includes a link to lesson plans for lesson plans that could be adapted for K9-12.
- Article: Role Models, Mentors, and Sponsors – What’s in a Name? – Identify the differences between role models, mentors, and sponsors and how to utilize each.