The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is offering Engineering Summer Camps for students in 1st through 11th grade. These camps include everything from a FIRST® LEGO® League, Jr. camp for the youngest students to the immersive Engineering Summer Academy experience for high school students. In addition to camps on the UA campus, programs for 5th – 8th graders are also offered in Batesville, Bentonville, Blytheville, and Camden.
Governor Hutchinson’s STEM career awareness initiative is a success! Teachers across Arkansas have embraced Learning Blade for STEM and Career Awareness. More than 500 schools have registered for Learning Blade, an online STEM career awareness program, that offers over 400 interdisciplinary STEM lessons aligned to middle school standards. Students in Arkansas completed over 240,000 online STEM lessons this year alone. Learn more – read the year one report. Get trained – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out our schedule this summer. Register your schools for a free account at www.learningblade.com/ar
KATV has a video and nice article on the amazing job that students in the Scott Charter School’s STEM program did in creating an astronomy museum.
SCOTT (KATV) — Schools across the country are fighting for funding for science, technology, and math programs, but one Arkansas school is proving you don’t need a big budget to teach big concepts.
Dr. Constance Meadors meets with a dozen students an hour a day after classes, as part of Scott Charter School’s STEM program. This year, the group wanted to inspire kids outside the program, so they set about creating a museum. They had no funding – so they built their own equipment and asked for loans from universities.
Walking into the Scott Charter School Astronomy Museum, you might think these astronomy exhibits were put together by high schoolers or even college students. But this museum is the brain child of 3rd through 6th graders and their teacher.
Arkansas STEM Coalition
The Arkansas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Coalition is a statewide partnership of leaders from the corporate, education, government and community sectors which plans, encourages, coordinates and advocates policies, strategies, and programs supportive of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in order to expand the economy of Arkansas and produce higher paying jobs.