STEM Connections

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STEM Connections is packed with association news as well as the latest information and resources pertaining to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education. STEM Connections is a FREE! cutting-edge electronic newsletter. Please feel free to share STEM Connections with your colleagues.

STEM Connections highlights the importance of all aspects of a STEM Education for all students. ITEEA believes that schools must include technology and engineering education in order to fully prepare today's students for the 21st Century workplace. 

STEM Connections is a free service of ITEEA in an effort to support educators from around the world who share the belief that technological literacy is a critical component of an education in today's world.

STEM Connections regularly brings you timely information pertaining to professional development, assistance with marketing your program, information about legislative efforts, networking opportunities, and MUCH more!                 

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  • STEM Connections December 2018
    Volume 10, Issue 5
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by EWeek 2019.

    Getting Ready for Engineers Week
    February 17 – 23, 2019
    In today’s technology and engineering classrooms every week can feel like Engineers Week. Yet, officially it’s February 17th to the 23rd. And whether you spend five minutes or want to kick off a semester-long project, DiscoverE has free resources for you and your students.

    Visit and browse our engineering activity library; check out the Discover Engineering section for information about engineering careers; or treat your students to an engaging Engineering in Unusual Places presentation. However you spend this Engineers Week, thank you for all you do to make engineering come alive for your students.
  • STEM Connections November 2018
    Volume 10, Issue 4
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Science Naturally. Science Naturally is an independent press creating literature-based math and science books that explore STEM topics in entertaining and enlightening ways. Using fiction and nonfiction, diverse characters, and engaging formats, we make intimidating subjects accessible to young learners and book lovers of all ages. We also offer supplementary resources that parents, educators, and librarians can use to spark and sustain a child's curiosity about the world around them. Our content aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and supports the Common Core State Standards. Articulations to these, along with free downloadable Teacher’s Guides, are available on our website.
  • STEM Connections October 2018
    Volume 10, Issue 3
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by TSA TEAMS. TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) is a one-day competition for middle and high school students interested in engineering.
  • STEM Connections September 2018
    Volume 10, Issue 2
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by eCYBERMISSION. Looking for a great opportunity for students, teachers and volunteers? eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM learning opportunity for 6th-9th graders. Students from across the country will work in teams to improve their local community and compete for state, regional and national prizes. Volunteers are also crucial to the success of this program and we would be unable to do it without their support and assistance. Registration for the 2018-2019 eCYBERMISSION year is open now until December 19, 2018. The more we spread the word, the more successful eCYBERMISSION will be! Learn more at
  • STEM Connections August, 2018
    Volume 10, Issue 1
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by the Engineering for All Project.
    The Engineering for All (EfA) Project was funded by the National Science Foundation to create, test, and revise two six-week modules for middle school technology education classes on the important social contexts of food and water. The units are built on four "drivers" that underpin the Engineering for All approach. These include:
    ● Promoting the potential of engineering as a social good.
    ● Revisiting unifying engineering and technology themes (i.e., design, modeling, systems, resources, and human values) in authentic social contexts.
    ● Using design-based engineering activities as authentic contexts for teaching and learning STEM ideas and practices
    ● Using informed design as the core pedagogical methodology

    Learn more about EfA and all of the EbD course offerings by visiting the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning webpage (
  • STEM Connections April, 2018
    This issue of STEM Connections is brought to you by the Teacher Engineering Education program at Tufts University's Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).
  • STEM Connections July 2017
    This issue of STEM Connections is brought to you by the Teacher Engineering Education program at Tufts University's Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).