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EVSC Hosts STEM Camp

More than 200 students converged on Vogel Elementary School this week for the EVSC’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp. The camp is for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade and is presented in partnership with the University of Southern Indiana, Butler University and I-STEM at Purdue University.

While the camp runs all week, tomorrow media is invited to see the work students are doing. They will be working on projects related to STEM that engages them in the work of scientists, technology specialists, engineers, and/or mathematicians. For instance, third graders will be digging for dinosaur fossils. In the past, groups have created roller coasters, made bouncy balls from Borax, built solar ovens and much more.

Fourth Annual Congressional App Challenge

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is a 15-week challenge that encourages students to create a mobile app of their choosing and submit it for a chance to be honored by Congresswoman Susan Brooks, and also have their mobile app on display at the U.S. Capitol.  If you live or attend school in the Indiana 5th Congressional District represented by Congresswoman Brooks, please considering entering.

Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. The Congressional App Challenge is open from July 26, 2017 at 12:00pm EST through November 1, 2017 at  2:00pm EST. Students should submit their apps and provide a one to three minute video demonstration (via Vimeo or YouTube) explaining their app and what they learned throughout the competition. Source code is not necessary, but students may submit it if they choose. Students can register here:

When registering, students will be given a Submission ID Number that they will need to use when they submit their final app. All final app submissions should be made on the Congressional App Challenge website.

For additional details, please visit

Fall 2017 Regional IDOE Meetings

The Indiana Department of Education has announced dates for fall regional meetings starting August 31 in Region 9 (southeastern Indiana).

The complete list and map are here.  Dates and times are set; locations are TBD still.

Registration in advance may be required once locations are set.

This information will be updated.

The February 2017 Issue of STEM-IN’ News Is Now Available

The February issue of the STEM-IN’ News is available here.

In This Issue:
• The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
• Science Textbook Adoption
• Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning
• STEM in the Indiana General Assembly
• Indiana ESSA Call to Action

The Next Steps Institute Sept 26-28 2016

The Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS), and the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance (SCAA) are facilitating a new opportunity for networking, dialog and information to learners and leaders from across the nation.  See the event announcement here.

During the three-day program participants attend pathways of concurrent sessions, each addressing a critical STEM education issue in-depth. This pathway approach reflects the idea that change affects the individual first, and that the individuals engaged in reform need to understand reform concepts from their level of expertise before they can effectively translate theory into practice. Participants choose one pathway to follow throughout their Next Steps experience.  In addition to the pathway selected, participants will have three opportunities to leave their pathway learning and attend salon sessions.

For more information and registration click here.

TEN80 STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience Indiana – October 19

Join TEN80 Education’s team of STEM professionals and regional leaders in a one day version of the Innovators-in-Training Challenge. Students will attend workshops and working sessions that focus on one or more of the four critical aspects of innovation: the engineering process, enterprise process, content & skills and leadership.

  • Audience: High schools and organizations that serve high school students
  • Minimum Participation: 5 students due to the team-oriented challenge
  • Snack & Lunch: Provided to participants registered 2 weeks prior to the event
  • T-shirts: Provided to all students
  • Bussing stipends: Available to schools that bring 40 or more students

See the Indiana brochure here.

Connect to the registration website here.