STEM Connections

STEM C Logo 2019STEM 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!                 

If you have a user account for the ITEEA website you are already receiving STEM Connections by email. If you don't have a user account and would like to receive STEM Connections by email CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Katie de la Paz at kdelapaz@iteea.org.

  • STEM Connections December 2021
    Thanks to December sponsor Goodheart-Willcox. Print and Digital Resources That Correlate to the ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy: Goodheart-Willcox is a leading publisher of Career and Technical Education textbooks and digital learning solutions, providing authoritative content that teachers rely on for their classrooms.
  • STEM Connections November 2021
    Volume 13, Issue 4
    Thank you to November sponsor, REACH Challenge, an impactful Adaptive and Assistive Technology design thinking project for middle school, high school, and college STEM programs, showcasing ITEEA’s mission that “Technology and Engineering Bring STEM to Life!” Teachers are provided a Toolkit of curriculum and resources to lead their students to create a viable adaptive or assistive technological solution to help someone in their community. Projects can then be submitted to ITEEA for an opportunity to earn awards and funding for their STEM program! THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOVEMBER 10th!
  • STEM Connections August 2021
    Volume 13, Issue 1
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Mastercam. Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide and is the program of choice among both industry and education. From middle school, high school and technical schools to colleges and universities, everyone requires CAD/CAM software that can live up to the increasing demands of the classroom. Mastercam delivers a powerful set of industry-standard toolpaths and teaching aids to schools across the globe ranging from local extension classes to centers of higher learning.
  • STEM Connections July 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 12
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Mastercam. Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide and is the program of choice among both industry and education. From middle school, high school and technical schools to colleges and universities, everyone requires CAD/CAM software that can live up to the increasing demands of the classroom. Mastercam delivers a powerful set of industry-standard toolpaths and teaching aids to schools across the globe ranging from local extension classes to centers of higher learning.
  • STEM Connections June 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 11
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Mastercam. Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide and is the program of choice among both industry and education. From middle school, high school and technical schools to colleges and universities, everyone requires CAD/CAM software that can live up to the increasing demands of the classroom. Mastercam delivers a powerful set of industry-standard toolpaths and teaching aids to schools across the globe ranging from local extension classes to centers of higher learning.
  • STEM Connections May 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 10
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Mastercam. Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide and is the program of choice among both industry and education. From middle school, high school and technical schools to colleges and universities, everyone requires CAD/CAM software that can live up to the increasing demands of the classroom. Mastercam delivers a powerful set of industry-standard toolpaths and teaching aids to schools across the globe ranging from local extension classes to centers of higher learning.
  • STEM Connections April 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 9
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Mastercam. Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide and is the program of choice among both industry and education. From middle school, high school and technical schools to colleges and universities, everyone requires CAD/CAM software that can live up to the increasing demands of the classroom. Mastercam delivers a powerful set of industry-standard toolpaths and teaching aids to schools across the globe ranging from local extension classes to centers of higher learning.
  • STEM Connections March 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 8
    Print and Digital Resources That Correlate to the ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy:
    Goodheart-Willcox is a leading publisher of Career and Technical Education textbooks and digital learning solutions, providing authoritative content that teachers rely on for their classrooms.
  • STEM Connections February 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 7
    Print and Digital Resources That Correlate to the ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy:
    Goodheart-Willcox is a leading publisher of Career and Technical Education textbooks and digital learning solutions, providing authoritative content that teachers rely on for their classrooms.

    Experts in Career and Technical Education, Goodheart-Willcox delivers authoritative content for teaching and learning success. Learn more about new digital learning.
  • STEM Connections January 2021
    Volume 12, Issue 6
    eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based STEM competition for 6th to 9th graders that allows students the opportunity to identify problems and work towards solutions to challenges within their communities. Students discover the applications and relevance of STEM education, as well as how they can make a difference using STEM. The program was developed by the U.S. Army to engage a broad spectrum of America's youth, as well as inspire future careers in STEM.
  • STEM Connections December 2020
    Volume 12, Issue 5
    eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based STEM competition for 6th to 9th graders that allows students the opportunity to identify problems and work towards solutions to challenges within their communities. Students discover the applications and relevance of STEM education, as well as how they can make a difference using STEM. The program was developed by the U.S. Army to engage a broad spectrum of America's youth, as well as inspire future careers in STEM.
  • STEM Connections November 2020
    Volume 12, Issue 4
    eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based STEM competition for 6th to 9th graders that allows students the opportunity to identify problems and work towards solutions to challenges within their communities. Students discover the applications and relevance of STEM education, as well as how they can make a difference using STEM. The program was developed by the U.S. Army to engage a broad spectrum of America's youth, as well as inspire future careers in STEM.
  • STEM Connections October 2020
    Volume 12, Issue 3
    Understanding that technology and history are not mutually exclusive subjects, IEEE REACH provides teachers with free educational resources that situate science, technology, and engineering in their social and humanistic contexts.The resources include: Inquiry Units or lesson plans that contain formative performance tasks, excerpted documents, civic actions, primary and secondary sources, hands-on-activities, multimedia sources (video and audio), background information for teachers, and additional resources. In addition to the REACH site being fully text searchable, resources may be searched by context, i.e. Inquiry Unit, or Primary Source, or by 9 themes. REACH offers a one-stop shop of resources that bring to life the history of technology and engineering in the classroom.
  • STEM Connections September 2020
    Volume 12, Issue 2
    G-W’s Electricity & Electronics provides comprehensive coverage of topics including circuitry, motors, generators, power distribution systems, and advanced systems. G-W has been a trusted educational publisher for almost 100 years, and continues to operate with a vision that began in 1921: to provide the highest quality content at a great value. With a focus and passion for preparing students for success in life and career, G-W provides the most relevant, up-to-date resources available. G-W is a proud sponsor of the ITEEA Teacher Excellence Awards. This partnership with ITEEA reinforces our longstanding commitment to Career and Technical Education. Together, We Build Careers.
  • STEM Connections August 2020
    Volume 12, Issue 1
    The Technology Student Association Announces Virtual Competitions and Resources for Middle and High School Students
    TSA is pleased to announce that in addition to resources for in-school chapters, resources designed for virtual chapters are now available.
    These resources for include:
    • virtual competitions
    • TSA’s traditional HS and MS Competitive Events Guide
    • monthly challenges for members
    • leadership activities
    • career awareness
    • best practices for recruiting and retaining members
    • tips for successful chapter meetings
    • much more!

    TSA understands the 2020/2021 school year will be different and offers these up-to-date solutions to meet advisor and member needs.

    With our network of information accessible at all times, now more than ever is the perfect time to join TSA.

    To learn more, visit https://tsaweb.org/ or contact Suzy Orr, TSA Membership Manager at sorr@tsaweb.org.
  • STEM Connections July 2020
    Volume 11, Issue 12
    REACH Challenge is an impactful Adaptive & Assistive Technology (AT) design-thinking project for middle school, high school, and college level STEM programs, showcasing how "Technology and Engineering Bring STEM to Life"! Teachers are guided through a series of lessons to lead their students in using their STEM skills to REACH a member of their community who has a challenge to overcome. This innovative project shows teachers how they can help students use their STEM skills to help overcome human challenges for social good, making a real-world difference in the lives of those around them.
  • STEM Connections June 2020
    Volume 11, Issue 11
    G-W’s Engineering Fundamentals: Design, Principles, and Careers is written to help students learn about engineering and how it affects our everyday lives. Students will learn the types of work engineers in various disciplines do. This textbook help students learn how science, math, and technology are an integral part of engineering design.

    G-W has been a trusted educational publisher for almost 100 years, and continues to operate with a vision that began in 1921: to provide the highest quality content at a great value. With a focus and passion for preparing students for success in life and career, G-W provides the most relevant, up-to-date resources available. G-W is a proud sponsor of the ITEEA Teacher Excellence Awards. This partnership with ITEEA reinforces our longstanding commitment to Career and Technical Education. Together, We Build Careers.
  • STEM Connections May 2020
    Volume 11, Issue 10
    G-W’s Foundations of Engineering & Technology has been fully revised by leading educators for a modern generation. Students will learn why technological systems work the way they do and why an engineering design process is needed to create any technological system. Also, STEM Connections and Academic Connections relate the content to math, science, history, and communications.