Monthly Archives: January 2018

CELL Announces Education-Workforce Partnership Grants

The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) is pleased to announce a third round of planning grant opportunities to aid in the development of education-workforce pathways. This funding (up to $15,000) may be used for the research of promising practices and the creation of a career pathways implementation plan. Three new grantees will join the current Education Workforce Partnership network of eleven past grantees across the state.

The Education Workforce Partnership awardees, with technical assistance from CELL, will use promising models of education-workforce alignment to design implementation plans for regional or local sector-based career pathways. Implementation plans might include promising practices such as Early College Polytechnic, apprenticeships, academy models, or more organically developed customized approaches (click here below for further details).

Important Dates
Webinar on Promising Practices & Grant Guidelines:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1 p.m. EDT
Register here.

Webinar for Additional Questions:
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT
Register here.

Application Due Date: 4 p.m. EDT, April 13, 2018
Notifications for Interviews: April 20, 2018
Final Awardees Announced: April 27, 2018

Contact Alisa or Shannon with questions.

Research Experience for Teachers Opens Third Cohort Registration

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a unique professional development opportunity  that leverages the expertise of engineering scholars at Purdue University and Tuskegee University.
The opportunity for 11 high school STEM teachers from Indiana and Alabama to participate in a six week development opportunity during summer 2018.  Summer RET activities include an orientation, introduction to basic engineering principles and terms, initial interviews to understand teachers’ interests and instructional needs, and matching teachers with unique research projects related to science or engineering standards.

For program and registration details click here.

WIEP offering glimpse of engineering with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Freshmen and sophomores in high school can pursue their interest in engineering through a Purdue weekend event.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will offer a daylong event beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 24 showcasing the variety of engineering disciplines Purdue has to offer. In addition, families may join for a concurrent session held by Imagination, Innovation, Discovery, and Design, an after-school academic year program through Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program.

The event is free and pre-registration is necessary. Freshmen and sophomore participants will be guided by current engineering students and faculty. Those participating in the concurrent I2D2 event must remain under parental supervision.

For more information click here.

Lilly Experience for Teachers of STEM Opens Registration

Attention Indiana STEM Teachers (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math and Technology):

  • Would you like to start your summer by making $500 in 2 days at Lilly’s Indianapolis campus on June 12-13, 2018?
  • Would you like to meet and collaborate with Lilly scientists and engineers plus other Indiana STEM teachers?
  • Would you enjoy creating labs and lesson plans to be shared across the state and the U.S.?
  • Would you like a few more great answers to give to students who ask: “When will I use STEM?”

If you answered YES to these questions, then “LETS”—the Lilly Experience for Teachers of STEM—is for you! We are seeking expert STEM teachers from across Indiana to make this innovative program a success. Our goal is to leverage your expertise and talents to create lesson plans to share across Indiana, sparking even greater interest and appreciation for STEM subjects and careers.

Additional information is provided online at  If you’re interested, please fill out the short application form by February 16, 2018.  The application will take only 1-2 minutes to complete.  Teachers selected to participate in the 2018 Lilly Experience for Teachers of STEM will be notified by March 6, 2018.

Questions? Please see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section or contact

Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2018

The Indiana Pacers have partnered with Conexus Indiana to host the Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, February 11th!  “Get in the Lane with STEM” will allow students from kindergarten through college to learn about the STEM programs offered at all levels of education and the companies in Indiana that work in the STEM field.  Students will have the opportunity to discover STEM through hands-on activities with local Indiana companies and universities.  Plus they will get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers and other local teams use STEM in SPORTS!  We are hoping that by using the hook of sports for young students we will be able to energize them to pursue an education and career in STEM.

The Pacers are offering corporate sponsorships and tickets for families and students that are available today! Registration is $10/person to the STEM Fest which also includes a ticket to the Pacers vs. Knicks game the evening of February 11th.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link:

Corporate sponsorships also available:

  • Corporate sponsors can donate tickets provided in each sponsorship package to students and their families at local school districts.  Let me know if you need help connecting with your local school district!