Math and science can be hard subjects for some students. For others, it just comes naturally. Whether you love these subjects and want to learn more, or you are having trouble and need some help, this is the place for you. No matter what your ability, we know you always need some encouragement… and sometimes, just a break.

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Student Educational Resources

Ocean Portal Educators’ Corner: Ocean Portal Educators’ Corner provides you with activities, lessons and educational resources to bring the ocean to life for your students. We have collected top resources from our collaborators to provide you with teacher-tested, ocean science materials for your classroom. We hope these resources, along with the rich experience of the Ocean Portal, will help you inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.

K-Middle School Resources

The Science of Innovation: The Science of Innovation was produced as a joint partnership between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and focuses on the connection between basic science research and innovation. The materials were produced in collaboration with NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News and include lesson plans for middle and high school teachers developed by the National Science Teachers Association and aligned with state and Next Generation Science Standards.

Engineer Girl: The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Cool Science Careers: Middle and high school students experience what it is like to be a scientist through interactive activities and games. “Imagine Yourself” lets students virtually conduct activities from a field. Includes education requirements and interviews with scientists.

Space Rangers! A book-based science adventure: The best way to get kids learning is to build on their curiosity and interests. The Space Rangers program is kid-centered with an emphasis on inquiry and creativity.

Coding with Kids + Amazon Future Engineer: Coding with Kids is a computer science academy for ages 5-16. Their mission is to inspire students around the country to become future engineers and inventors!

FUN SCIENCE TOYS, EXPERIMENTS, AND HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: Looking for easy science experiments, inexpensive science supplies, educational toys, or eye-catching science fair projects? Steve Spangler Science offers hundreds of science experiments and science demos that inspire the imagination and make learning fun.

Science Experiments to Do With Mentos, Pop Rocks, and Other Candy: Popping Pop-Rocks and Mentos candy into your mouth may be a sweet treat to enjoy, but did you know there are other fun things you can do with candy? From a colorful geyser to mixing candies in water to exploring whether candy will sink or float, candy of all types can be a tasty way to learn about science and math.

High School and Undergraduate Resources

High Schooler’s Guide to Preparing For a Top Engineering College: This guide aims to assist high school students as they plan their attendance to a top engineering college. Each chapter offers advice and suggestions to help students in each grade level succeed.  It covers topics including academics, application advice, and extracurricular activities.

iON Future: This site lets you explore STEM careers, find the ones that best match your interests, and play your way to your dream STEM future. The site is sponsored by Change the Equation.

Engineer Your Life: This engineering site for high school girls includes sections on why engineering, making it happen, photos and text about women engineers, YouTube videos and blogs, plus sections for teachers and counselors.

Discover Engineering: On this site, check out reasons to love engineering, career outlooks on engineering jobs of the future, information on specific engineering jobs, and school information to prepare you to excel in your engineering career.

Careers in Botany: Botany is the scientific study of plants. “Plants,” to most people, means a wide range of living organisms from the smallest bacteria to the largest living things – the giant sequoia trees. By this definition plants include: algae, fungi, lichens, mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants. Today scientists believe bacteria, algae and fungi are in their own distinct kingdoms, but most general botany courses, and most Botany Departments at colleges and universities, still teach about these groups.

Cyber Career Cards: Find information and descriptions of the many exciting careers available today within the cyber workforce on NICERC’s cyber career profile cards! This free resources is available for parents, educators, and students as they uncover the career possibilities available in today’s workforce.

Amazon Future Engineer + Edhesive: The Amazon Future Engineer program initiative seeks to dramatically expand access to high caliber preparatory courses, curricular resources, and programs for schools and districts to help prepare and propel high school students forward in their pursuit of AP Computer Science education.

$40,000 scholarships and guaranteed Amazon internships: The inaugural Amazon Future Engineer scholarships support college-bound seniors in underrepresented and underserved communities.

The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship helps students cross the finish line: Post-9/11 GI Bill students who are pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) can apply for the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship. It’s a new program to help eligible Veterans and Fry Scholars extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to cover a STEM undergraduate degree or teaching certification.

A Guide to STEM Majors: With strong industry growth predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and high-paying STEM majors topping the chart in the National Association of Colleges and Employers Winter 2019 Salary Survey, career options are abundant and wages are promising for graduates.

A Guide for Women to Break Into Information Technology: The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) reports that while 57% of the workforce is made up of women, only 26% hold computing jobs.

STEM Internships, Fellowships, and Mentoring

  • The Department of Energy has programs throughout the country to encourage minority and underrepresented students to pursue a career in STEM. More information can be found here.
  • Be Pro Be Proud is a mobile technical trade truck! Follow #BeProBeProud to find out where this tricked-out trailer will be next. And look for us at training seminars around the state. A different path to success begins now and you don’t want to miss it! More information can be found here.