The American Innovations in an Age of Discovery initiative tells the story of the nation through the lens of invention by allowing students to reconstruct key inventions in American history using advanced manufacturing technologies.
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.
Thirty high school students, in grades 10-11 are engaged in structured informal physics learning through popular media such as Sci-fi films and TV shows. The program also has a website, and students are doing some of the activities online.