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By 2020, the demand for STEM professionals will add over 1 MILLION jobs within the U.S. Every donation helps towards our cause in supporting education. Be a STEM advocate by making a donation!
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Our goal is to improve STEM based education by funding projects and programs that will help develop student interest in further education and careers in STEM related fields. By improving students’ overall level of understanding of STEM, we aim to advance their skills in teamwork, decision making, problem solving and communication.
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Fall 2018 STEM Challenge Kids Science Camp Brought to you by: STEM Challenge Initiative, Med Associates, Catamount Kids, and EAA Chapter 613 We’re pleased to announce another STEM Kid’s Science Camp! This camp will be a great way to encourage young budding scientists by providing opportunities for hands-on learning in a fun atmosphere. It’s Read more about Fall 2018 STEM Kid’s Science Camp![…]
While she was an elementary teacher at Richford Elementary School, Sarah King received a Challenge Grant to conduct an activity she called “Magnet Design” with her third grade students. This creative project was designed to teach the students four main concepts about magnetism: magnets can push and pull, Read more about Challenge Grant Update – Learning about Magnetism at Richford Elementary School[…]
Sandy Brown is an elementary school teacher at BFA Fairfax. In 2017, she and two other elementary teachers and a technology integrationist developed a STEM lab for students in grades 3-5 that they named the BFA Innovation Space. Despite their focus on technology and collaborative learning based on the Next Generation Science Standards, the teachers Read more about Challenge Grant Update – EV3 Lego Mindstorm Robotics at BFA Fairfax[…]
The Northwest Technical Center’s Outreach Coordinator, Agnieszka Gagne is helping to stimulate Franklin county middle schooler’s appreciation of STEM activities by hosting a Tech and Engineering day. Agnieszka received a Challenge Grant from the STEM Challenge Initiative to help support the 2017 Tech and Engineering Day. This event, which was held on April 12, 2017, Read more about STEM Challenge Grant Project Update – 2017 Northwest Technical Center Tech and Engineering Day[…]
2018 STEM Challenge Kids Science Camp Brought to you by: STEM Challenge Initiative, Teknor Apex, Indian Education Programs of Franklin County, Liquid Measurement Systems, Med Associates, Catamount Kids, and the St. Albans Museum Check out our first STEM Kid’s Science Camp! This camp will be a great way to encourage young budding scientists by providing Read more about 2018 STEM Kid’s Science Camp![…]
Samantha Cantell, a middle school science teacher at the Folsom School in South Hero, is doing some great things with the STEM Challenge Grant she received in 2017. Sam used the Challenge Grant to support the purchase of Sphero Education SPRK+ packs for her STEM In the Classroom project. Sphero is an app-enabled sphere-shaped robot Read more about Kids Learning to Code – STEM in the Classroom at Folsom School[…]
Our annual STEM Recognition Night is fast approaching. All are welcome to attend. Come to our event to find out about the STEM Challenge Initiative and find out how we support STEM education in our region. Event Details: Date: Thursday April 5, 2018 Time: 6 PM to 8 PM Location: Bliss Auditorium, St. Albans Historical Read more about 2018 STEM Recognition Night – SAVE THE DATE! April 5, 2018[…]
Be sure to support one of Franklin County’s premier Science Fairs, held at Missisquoi Valley Union High School in January. Event Details Date: January 18, 2018 Time: 5-8 PM Place: MVU High School Click Here to visit the MVU Science Fair web page! Their site has lots of useful resources, including a link Read more about 2018 Missisquoi Valley Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair[…]
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Fall 2017 STEM Challenge Grants. We had another round of very competitive applications. Our next Challenge Grant cycle is approaching, with an application deadline of December 19, 2017. We encourage applications from all interested parties. Click Here to apply! Culinary Pollinator Rain Garden – North West Read more about 2017 Fall STEM Challenge Grant Recipients Announced[…]
We had another round of very competitive submissions for our second STEM Challenge Grant funding cycle of 2017. We appreciate the efforts of all applicants who submitted proposals for this cycle. We congratulate the following grant recipients for this funding period: Jesse Byers from Fairfield Center School – Sugarbush Forest Inventory and Bird Habitat Assessment Read more about STEM Challenge Grant Recipients for 2017 Cycle 2 Announced[…]
Our 2nd Annual STEM Recognition Night was held on May 11, 2017 at the Bliss Auditorium of the St. Albans Historical Society Museum. We had a good turnout from friends, family, local educators, and their students.
Update May 15, 2017 Click Here to see photos from the 2017 STEM Recognition Night! Check out the video of the STEM Recognition Night, courtesy of Northwest Access TV. We hope to see you all at our 2018 STEM Recognition Night. Our annual STEM Recognition Night is fast approaching. All are welcome to attend. Come Read more about 2017 STEM Recognition Night – Thursday May 11, 2017[…]
Sponsoring Institution: Northwest Technical Center Project Director: Agnieszka Gagne Event Date: April 12, 2017 Event Location: Northwest Technical Center NWTC’s Tech & Engineering Day was a day-long event that will brought together middle school students from all over the Franklin County community. Students were able to showcase and display their STEM skills. There was a career day panel discussion, followed by a Read more about Northwest Technical Center Tech and Engineering Day 2017[…]
STEM Challenge Grant Recipients for 2017 Cycle 1 Announced We are very pleased with the applications we received for our 2017 Cycle 1 STEM Challenge Grant Program. The program is very competitive and we appreciate the efforts of all applicants who submitted proposals for this cycle. We congratulate the following grant recipients for this funding Read more about STEM Challenge Grant Recipients for 2017 Cycle 1 Announced[…]
Thank you to all the educators who submitted STEM Challenge Grant applications in response to our January 24, 2017 submission deadline. Our Grants Review Committee has received some strong applications for consideration. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see our award announcements. Award announcements will be made following our upcoming STEM Challenge Initiative Board Read more about 2017 Cycle 1 STEM Challenge Grant Submission Deadline has Lapsed[…]
Are you considering putting in an application for our upcoming STEM Challenge Grant deadline on January 24, 2017? If so, you should check out the following suggestions we have put together to help you ensure that your application stands the best chance of being competitive. Key Elements of a Successful Application In order to ensure Read more about Keys to a Successful STEM Challenge Grant Application[…]
May 16, 2016 Dear Tim, Global Big Day = STEM, WHAT? OK, stick with me, I am going to get to a point or you can jump ahead and read the punch line. Definitions: in the bird watching (birding) world a “Big ” is the total number of different species of birds you see in Read more about Director’s Desk[…]
This year during the summer program at MVU, we completed a STEM Camp The main focus on the camp was Design using technology as well as learning some science and math principles. On the first day we did some science lessons on the laws of motion so they would understand some of the projects we Read more about Overview[…]
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