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Celebrate Black History Month

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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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Native American Heritage Month

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November is National Native American Heritage Month, which is observed through many special events presented by the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and other Federal agencies and national organizations. It’s a time to learn about the cultural values and knowledge of indigenous people and to recognize their contributions to society. The NSF is another agency that recognizes the

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ITEST Update: October 2023

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Celebrate the mysteries of dark matter on Dark Matter Day! Dark matter is...well, no one knows for sure what it is, but we know it has gravity and we know it makes up about 27% of the universe. Since 2017, scientists and institutions have celebrated their experiments and discoveries as they attempt to solve the puzzle of dark matter.
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Dark Matter

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Dark Matter
Celebrate the mysteries of dark matter on Dark Matter Day! Dark matter is ... well, no one knows for sure what it is, but we know it has gravity and we know it makes up about 27% of the universe. Since 2017, scientists and institutions have celebrated their experiments and discoveries as they attempt to solve the puzzle of dark matter. And Dark Matter Day is a mystery in itself, since it’s observed on several days around October 31. Which is your
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September 2023 Newsletter

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Join STELAR on September 27 & 28 as we host National Sciece Foundation (NSF) Program Officers for a virtual informational workshop designed to highlight the NSF funding opportunities for STEM education research at the PreK-12 level! This event is intended to raise awareness and increase the geographic diversity of the ITEST portfolio. As space is limited, priority will be given to registrants located within EPSCoR Jurisdictions.
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Aug 2023 Newsletter

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Report cover from AI in ITEST
As summer comes to a close and teachers begin preparing for the new school year, we encourage you to check out the STELAR Educators Page for engaging and equity-focused curricular materials spanning disciplines from computer coding to aerospace engineering. To celebrate students’ return to the classroom, we’re highlighting these ITEST projects that are working with students in primary and secondary education settings:
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