ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that:
350 youth (grades 2-5), 100 caregivers, 16+ librarians, and 16+ engineers participate in a library education program centered on engaging youth with age-appropriate, technology-rich STEM learning experiences fundamental to the engineering process.
120 students with disabilities grades 9 - 12 in rural and suburban communities engage in hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for STEM career exploration using on line tools, school sponsored activities and community based learning experiences
Over 700 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Baltimore City Schools will participate in a 6-week summer learning program that informs students about STEM careers while preparing them to take a virtual Algebra I course during the school year.
ENGINEERING ACTIVITIES: Investigate the ways that engineers help scientists explore and measure the atmosphere, and ways the atmosphere influences engineering designs. Includes activities in which students learn to fly UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or "drones").
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a consortium of universities and colleges offering degrees in the atmospheric sciences and operates the National Center for Atmospheric Research.