ITEAMS II is an online learning community using the Harvard Observatory's research-grade robotic telescope to increase the interest of middle-school youth, especially girls and underserved students, in information and communication technology careers.
Five thousand explorers, 2,500 investigators, 300 interns and 120 teachers will receive GIS/T training, integrate GIS/T in teaching and learning in STEM and social studies, and apply GIS/T to solve real-world problems.
Approximately 150 middle-grade students in 15 afterschool cryptography clubs, mostly in Illinois, are developing online video tutorials that explain their solutions to mathematics and cryptography problems.
Uses MATE's underwater robotics competition to engage and support the participation of middle and high school students in STEM. Provides professional development, curriculum, and other resources to teachers. Involves industry professionals and parents.
In GUTS y Girls one hundred middle school girls (grades 6-8) in New Mexico will engage in exciting cyber-enabled learning experiences (modeling and simulation, robotics, media computation, etc.) during Saturday and summer workshops.
STEM DIGITAL will enable 90 high school and middle school STEM teachers and their students to conduct environmental research aided by the analysis of images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, science, math, and technology teachers of grades 6–12 and their students, analyze, explore, design and build models of complex adaptive systems using a computer programming environment (StarLogo) and accompanying curriculum.
Through residential research experiences for high school students, and comprehensive workshops for science teachers, approximately 2000 students will generate and submit genetic data to the International Barcode of Life Initiative.