STEM Connections

STEM C Logo 2019STEM Connections is packed with association news as well as information pertaining to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education.

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 August 2019
    Volume 11, Issue 1
    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. G-W’s Technology: Engineering Our World is a new edition that covers all the middle school benchmarks of ITEEA's Standards for Technological Literacy. This revision reflects more information on manufacturing, automation, and robotics. Students also learn about the responsibilities that come with the development and use of technology, both societal and environmental.
  • STEM Connections July 2019
    Volume 10, Issue 12
    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. "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.
  • STEM Connections June 2019
    Volume 10, 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 2019
    Volume 10, 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 2019
    Volume 10, Issue 9
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Kelvin. KELVIN®’s STEM educational activities include many innovative products for Robotics, Construction, Engineering, Design, Modeling, Maglev, Dragsters, Rockets, Boats, Manufacturing, Alternative Energy, Science and Electronics. In addition, KELVIN® manufactures a broad selection of project parts and materials at the most competitive prices, including propellers, wheels, gears, pulleys, balsa, wood, foam and other hard to find parts. KELVIN® also provides a large selection of affordable kits as well as tools designed for students.
  • STEM Connections March 2019
    Volume 10, Issue 8
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by Tuft's University's Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP), which is accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester. You can apply today for the certificate program or take one course this Fall to see what you think before applying to the full program!
    Courses are $1,000 each (content courses have a $100 lab fee). The program runs over 4 semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, & Fall. Courses are online, affordable, and flexible to help fit into the busy schedules of teachers. Apply today at our website: teep.tufts.edu or email teep@tufts.edu with any questions!
  • STEM Connections February 2019
    Volume 10, Issue 7
    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 January 2019
    Volume 10, Issue 6
    This issue of STEM Connections is sponsored by eCybermission. Looking for an amazing volunteer opportunity? Think you have what it takes to energize a passion for STEM in today’s youth? Want to use skills you have learned and developed throughout your career to give back to your community? eCYBERMISSION is the volunteer opportunity for you. eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition for 6th-9th graders sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Students work in teams to improve their local community and compete for state, regional and national prizes. As a volunteer, you have the luxury of joining the mission from anywhere in the country and encourage students to explore the real-world applications of STEM. If you are an educator, school official, or STEM professional interested in STEM and passionate about promoting STEM careers and education, eCYBERMISSION is the perfect volunteer opportunity. Register by February 27th. Questions: 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237).
  • 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 DiscoverE.org 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 www.ecybermission.com.
  • 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 (www.iteea.org/STEMCenter.aspx)
  • 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).