Engineering and STEM Resources

Need more resources when it comes to engineering STEM? We thought you might, so KHCPL did the work for you and found these.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), comprised of 13 agencies —including all of the mission-science agencies and the Department of Education — is facilitating a cohesive national strategy, with new and repurposed funds, to increase the impact of federal investments in five areas: 1.) improving STEM instruction in preschool through 12th grade; 2.) increasing and sustaining public and youth engagement with STEM; 3.) improving the STEM experience for undergraduate students; 4.) better serving groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields; and 5.) designing graduate education for tomorrow's STEM workforce.

http://www.ed.gov/stem

IU-MSI STEM

The Indiana University, Minority Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Initiative is an academic and research partnership between Indiana University and multiple Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) that promotes and develops the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

http://stem.indiana.edu/

STEM EDUCATION COALITION

The central mission of the STEM Education Coalition is to inform federal and state policymakers on the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in U.S. competitiveness and future economic prosperity.

http://www.stemedcoalition.org/

STEM GEORGIA, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Over the past few decades, women have made amazing progress in higher education, now making up more than 57% of college students. Yet that progress hasn’t been distributed evenly over all majors. Women still only comprise a very small percentage of students in STEM majors and hold an even smaller number of STEM jobs in academia.

http://stemgeorgia.org/women-and-minorities-in-stem/

ENGINEER YOUR LIFE

EYL is meant for high school girls and the adults in their lives (parents, counselors, teachers, and other educators) who want to learn more about what life and work are like for engineers.

http://www.engineeryourlife.org/

KIDS.GOV: SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS

Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

https://kids.usa.gov/science/scientists/index.shtml

NASA: LEARN ABOUT NASA AND PLAY GAMES

https://www.science360.gov/files/;jsessionid=80DBDE80D1DA1CD1777296A9990841C5

ENGINEER GIRL

The Engineer Girl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. National Academy of Engineering

http://www.engineergirl.org/

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The organization is centered on a passion for its members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/

GIRLS WHO CODE

A national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

https://girlswhocode.com/

MILLION WOMEN MENTORS

MWM supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers.

http://www.millionwomenmentors.org/aboutus

DISCOVERE

Formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation, DiscoverE helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities.

http://www.discovere.org/

SCIENCE UPDATE

Quirky, entertaining and informative, SU is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine.

http://www.scienceupdate.com/

TRY ENGINEERING

Tryengineering.org is a resource for students, parents, teachers and school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers.

http://tryengineering.org

NEA: THE 10 BEST STEM RESOURCES

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Resources for preK-12

http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: ENGINEERING CLASSROOM

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.

https://www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/engineering.jsp

TALKS BY BRILLIANT WOMEN IN STEM

These women are trailblazers inspiring a new generation of girls to follow their lead and change the ratio in STEM (science, math, engineering and tech).

http://www.ted.com/playlists/253/11_ted_talks_by_brilliant_wome
Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning. Exhibit partners include the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the American Library Association. Discover Tech is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.Locally, Discover Tech is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Howard County, a donation from the Friends of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Delphi Electronics & Safety, and KHCPL.