NCSM Position Papers

NCSM Recently wrote papers on the importance of Computer Science and Math in STEM. Here they are below.

Digital Portable Planetarium Showcase

Digital Portable Planetarium Showcase
5-8 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018

You are invited to join us at the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Please help us kick-off an effort to acquire a new portable planetarium for the Central Arkansas area. The live event is organized by partners: the Arkansas STEM Coalition, Central Arkansas Astronomical Society (CAAS), and the Museum of Discovery. A representative from Digitalis will give live demonstrations.

Registration is free and open to teachers and others who support STEM Education. Please register at goo.gl/tN8kJV for an exciting and star-charged evening exploring the universe. Attendance is limited-adults only please. Professional development credit available.

Feel free to forward this invitation to K-12 and university educators and others who may be interested in finding a way to bring the universe closer to Earth.

Arkansas STEM Quarterly Meeting May 18th!

 

When: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Where: University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College Campus Center Grand Hall B, 3000 W Scenic Dr., North Little Rock, AR 72118

Registration in the Foyer outside Grand Hall A/B
Registration fee: $25 if invoiced or payment is received before May 17, 2018, cost is $30 on March 18 at the door.

You may prepay with a credit card, by mailing a check or requesting an invoice. Details are available on the registration form https://goo.gl/TUQ6o4.

Come learn about the latest in STEM activities in the state at the Spring Quarterly Meeting. The most up-to-date agenda is here: https://goo.gl/GERH1T

UALR EIT Summer Camps

Each summer EIT hosts a variety of residential summer programs. These programs are aimed to increase the number of students earning STEM degrees in Arkansas through exposure to hands-on projects, off campus excursions, and interaction with industry. In addition, each program includes counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college. The programs feature academic and lab sessions on various STEM disciplines.

Statewide STEM Girls Leadership Conferences Dates Grades 9-12

 

Click the image above to view dates.

For information on how to register contact the specific STEM Center’s director https://arkansasstemcoalition.com/contact/locations/

Arkansas STEM Spring Quarterly Meeting!

Arkansas STEM Spring Quarterly Meeting!

When: Friday, March 2, 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Where: University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College Campus Center Grand Hall B, 3000 W Scenic Dr., North Little Rock, AR 72118

Registration in the Foyer outside Grand Hall A/B
Registration fee: $25 if invoiced or payment is received before March 1, 2018, cost is $30 on March 2 at the door.

You may prepay with a credit card, by mailing a check or requesting an invoice. Details are available on the registration form https://goo.gl/TUQ6o4.

Come learn about the latest in STEM activities in the state at the Spring Quarterly Meeting. The most up-to-date agenda will be available soon.

Arkansas STEM Summit

The Arkansas STEM Coalition invites you to attend the Second Arkansas STEM Summit to be held on February 12-13, 2018, co-sponsored by AdvancED Arkansas, Arkansas STEM Coalition and the Arkansas Out-of- School Network. The Summit will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. Summit sessions will focus and target effective STEM practices and strategies for engaging student learners in STEM education. The Summit is designed for all community and business entities, legislators, higher education, pre-K- 12 public and private institutions, out-of- school time program professionals and informal STEM educators, school board members, superintendents, central office personnel, principals and teachers. Participants are encouraged to bring mobile technology devices as some sessions will be interactive.

Join the Journey: Spotlighting STEM  Register Here!
Agenda: goo.gl/ZL9F3M
Fees: goo.gl/LBCvmF

Join the Journey: Spotlighting STEM Conference dives into the world of STEM education, from the practical aspects of implementing and leading a STEM program to fostering a deeper ideology of a STEM-oriented environment and adopting a new schoolwide focus that engages all stakeholders.

This year’s theme, Spotlighting STEM, places an emphasis on how a strong STEM focus can set your institution on the right course. Dig into design-thinking and makerspaces; identify the root of STEM learning to design a high-quality curriculum; learn how to facilitate creativity in STEM classrooms; and bridge lessons to opportunities beyond the classroom to make adult-world connections.

Focusing on STEM is our promise to today’s learners that they will be equipped to create the world they envision. Join the Journey and register today!