This summer Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is offering a 2-week nanotechnology camp for secondary science and mathematics teachers. The camp, Nanotechnology Experiences for Teachers (NEST), is part of a National Science Foundation grant. Teachers who participate will:
- Receive up to $4,000 in a stipend, supplies and travel
- Earn professional development credit
- Engage in hands-on laboratory experiences
- Design a nanotechnology teaching module, and
- Recruit students to participate in a NEST camp for students
The camp will be held at IUPUI from Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 20, 2018. To apply visit www.indi.iupui.edu/ITEST_Teacher.php. Review of applications will begin March 9, 2018 and will continue until all positions are filled.
2018 – 2019 STEM K – 6 Acceleration Grants
Deadline for Applications: March 23, 2018
To support schools that have an interest in accelerating, scaling or starting STEM, school-based activities, the IDOE intends to provide STEM support activities during the 2018-2019 school year. These grants will also be used for an important research effort to provide Indiana leaders with evidence of impact from STEM activities happening in classrooms across the state. In an effort to ensure a breadth of STEM practices for research purposes, a variety of awardees implementing various state and nationally recognized curriculum options will be selected as grant recipients.
STEM Acceleration program costs funded by this grant may include but are not limited to:
- Instructional materials, including shipping and handling of materials for STEM curriculum;
- Support for instruction (professional development and training);
- Stipends for teacher training.
School districts or charter schools may receive grant funding assistance for:
- the establishment of a new STEM program or curriculum in a school to use for grades K- 6;
- the scaling of existing successful state of nationally recognized STEM programs or curriculum in a school to use for grades K-6;
- corresponding professional development.
For details and the application, click here
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).
Webinar on Promising Practices & Grant Guidelines:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1 p.m. EDT
Webinar for Additional Questions:
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT
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 (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.
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.
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 https://www.lilly.com/lilly-experience-for-teachers-in-stem. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January issue of the STEM-IN’ News is now available here.
In This Issue:
- Coming Events
- Grant Opportunities
- Resources for STEM Educators
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: http://www.nba.com/pacers/stem-fest-2018-family-orders.
Corporate sponsorships also available: http://www.nba.com/pacers/stem-fest-2018-corporate-sponsor.
- 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!
The Maker Youth Foundation, the educational arm of 1st Maker Space, has openings starting in January for part-time educators for out-of-school program. Click here for more information.
The Indiana Conference for Women is dedicated to the educational and professional development of women in Indiana and the Midwest. Million Women Mentors – Indiana participated in the annual Indiana Conference for women on November 7th, in part to honor significant contributions to STEM education for women and girls. Sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College and Rolls-Royce, MWM-IN presented the Indiana MWM Stand Up for STEM Award to recognize and celebrate the work of companies, individuals and organizations in Indiana that have contributed significantly to advancing women and girls in STEM careers through MWM and mentoring.
Indiana’s Honorary Chair of Million Women Mentors, Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech made the presentation to Indiana State University and Bev Bitzegaio. Reginald McGregor from Rolls-Royce joined in congratulating Bev on stage.
The Indiana State University College of Technology has employed strategies over the past 15 years to increase the enrollment, persistence, and success of women in engineering and technology fields. Two of the most significant efforts have been closely connected with mentoring: the Females in Technology, a student organization in its 12th year that supports and connects female students in technology and Destination Success, a career readiness program started last year. These efforts have helped the ISU College of Technology increase female enrollment from 5% to nearly 12%. More importantly than the increased enrollment numbers is the influence mentoring has on the students to encourage other young women to explore options in STEM career fields.