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Celebrate National Robotics Week

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Robotics

It’s engineering, and it’s programming, and it’s inspiring—it’s National Robotics Week! From April 6–14, there will be in-person and virtual events for students from preschool to college age to introduce and celebrate robotics and STEM-related learning. Since 2010, the organizers of National Robotics Week (RoboWeek) have promoted events, activities, and media designed to showcase the wide variety of robots and their many real-world applications

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Celebrate Women's History Month

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March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” No one exemplifies this better than the women of STELAR and the women who work on the hundreds of ITEST projects STELAR has supported since 2003. “Strategies for equity in STEM education” is one of the pillars of ITEST, and ensuring equitable STEM education for young women and girls has been the goal of many ITEST projects. (See

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Technical Intuition – Preparing Students for Work at the Human Technology Frontier – Joyce Malyn-Smith, Distinguished Scholar, EDC

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We live in a world driven by technology, where discovery and innovation occur at the intersections of disciplines. If we want our students to be the discovers and innovators of tomorrow, we need to prepare them with the skills found at those intersections. To succeed in this “human technology frontier,” students will need to be ready to use tools and processes that integrate both technical and academic skills and knowledge, as well as the

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Celebrate Black History Month

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Hidden Figures

February is Black History Month, when we honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of some great champions of STEM—“Hidden Figures” who are hidden no more. We also celebrate by carrying their legacy forward into the future. A central goal of the NSF-ITEST program is to broaden participation in STEM fields by students from traditionally underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Over the years, ITEST projects have

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December 2023 Newsletter: Computer Science Education Week

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updates from STELAR
December is a month of holidays, and Computer Science Education Week is one of our favorites! CSEdWeek runs from December 4–10 this year, inspiring K–12 students to learn computer science, advocating for equity in the field, and celebrating the contributions of students, teachers, and many of our ITEST partners.
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Computer Science Education Week

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December is a month of holidays, and Computer Science Education Week is one of our favorites! CSEdWeek runs from December 4–10 this year, inspiring K–12 students to learn computer science, advocating for equity in the field, and celebrating the contributions of students, teachers, and many of our ITEST partners. This year’s CSEdWeek theme is “Impacts of Computing,” and that means all impacts—in education, privacy, security, and accessibility
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