Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM

National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation

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: 


Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) ITEST Project Webinar Series

The Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) Project invites you to participate in its upcoming webinar series. This series of three webinars will focus on how to incorporate marine technology builds, ocean exploration expeditions, and live content into your classroom curriculum. 

Unlimited slots left.

Connected Science Learning: Call for Contributions for the 8th Issue

Theme for Eighth Issue (to be published in fall 2018):
STEM Learning Connected to Afterschool Settings

Contributions are due April 15, 2018

The America After 3PM special report, Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education (produced by the Afterschool Alliance, October 2015) clearly states the important role that afterschool programs play in advancing STEM learning:


Connected Science Learning: Call for Contributions

Theme for Seventh Issue (to be published in summer 2018): 
Making Experiences That Inspire STEM Learning

Contributions are due January 15, 2018

A 2014 news release from the National Science Foundation (NSF) made the following observations of the Maker Movement:


STEM for All Video Showcase: Transforming the Educational Landscape

STEM for All Video Showcase: Transforming the Educational Landscape

Register to be a Presenter: Jan. 15th - Feb. 15th 
Video Submission Deadline: Apr. 25th
Interactive Event: May 14 - 21, 2018 



Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Solve for Tomorrow is a contest where middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). 

The contest challenges students in grades 6-12 to show how STEAM can be applied to help improve their local communities. Selected finalist schools will receive a prize throughout the contest.


How Baltimore Is Growing Its Tech Gurus From Scratch

The Digital Harbor Foundation, recent recipient of ITEST funding, was featured last month in Politico Magazine's "What Works" series. Digital Harbor, a non-profit maker-space laboratory located in Baltimore, is teaching area youth to learn STEM by doing, and having fun: 


2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference

2017 SACNAS is a conference like no other. Equal parts science, culture, and community, 2017 SACNAS is the largest diversity in STEM conference in the country, with three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring, and cultural activities for scientists at all levels and disciplines. 


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual STEM Forum & Expo Call for Proposals

7th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA
Philadelphia, PA: July 11–13, 2018


NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub Solicitation

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Coordination Hub

This solicitation is for a NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub only. In previous NSF INCLUDES solicitations, the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub was referred to as a national backbone organization. NSF anticipates releasing separate solicitations that will offer opportunities for additional NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots and NSF INCLUDES Alliances with due dates in FY2018.