STEM education

STEMpact STEM TQ Summer Institute

By myralopez on April 17, 2019 in

Some 120 local educators are participating in this two week summer institute held at Washington University and various STEM locations throughout the region. The 2019 STEMpact Teacher Quality experience will be a 100-hour, yearlong learning endeavor involving teams of teachers from St. Louis regio...

HEC-TV spotlights ISP’s mySci Do program

By myralopez on March 13, 2019 in mySci, Science, STEM

By Suzanne Vanderhoef For far too many local kids, school supplies aren’t just notebooks and pencils. For them, a warm coat, a pair of socks, or even a toothbrush might be the difference that allows them to go to school ready to learn. That’s where The Little Bit Foundation comes in. Founded in 2...

Physics Family Fun Day: Electricity & Magnetism

By myralopez on February 21, 2019 in

Calling all middle school students and their families! Join us as we talk about Van der Graaff generators, magnetic induction, batteries and more!  Learn some shocking facts with demos and hands-on activities! Make your own battery and experience levitating plates. RSVP at washu.physics.outrach@g...

Op-ed: Creating a STEM-strong St. Louis

By myralopez on November 22, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

STEM is all around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep und...

Video: Taking STEM TQ lessons back to the classroom

By myralopez on November 5, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

It was with apprehension that Kelly Abraham sat down in July for her first day of STEMpact’s two-week STEM Teacher Quality (STEM TQ) Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. Of the 150 K-8 teachers taking part, she was the only fine arts teacher, and not really sure how much of it would b...

Sign up for STEM Leadership workshops!

By myralopez on August 23, 2018 in Science, STEM, STEMpact, Teacher Leadership, Workshop

STEMpact’s Leadership Series is a series of workshops for school and district administrators, principals, coordinators, coaches, teachers, and leaders. Directed toward individuals and/or teams interested in bringing a stronger STEM mindset and intention to school and classroom practices. The lead...

STEM Leadership Workshop (Tech Integration)

By myralopez on August 22, 2018 in

TOPIC Tuesday February 12:  Technology Integration WHO Open to school and district administrators, principals, coordinators, coaches, teachers and leaders, and individuals and/or teams, interested in bringing a stronger STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) mindset and intention to...