Below you can search a library of resources related to the major themes of the ITEST program. This library contains publications, newsletters, curricula, presentations, news items, and more. These resources will be useful to a variety of educators, policy-makers and researchers concerned with expanding the interests and skills of students and teachers in the fields of Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM). Staff in the NSF ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) regularly add relevant resources. If you would like to suggest a resource, please send email to email@example.com. You can sort the resources by any of the fields below. To search the STEM Education Instrument Database, please click here.
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News and Event
Source: KARE 11.com
By Kim Insley | May 2010
Cash-strapped school districts struggle to come up with ever-changing demands for technology education. Increasingly, schools are developing partnerships to meet the demand.
Saint Paul Public Schools is working with the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Saint Paul College to bring a high level engineering program to students at Saint Paul public high schools.
Students interview...07/12/2010 - 2:26pm
ITEST project Principal Investigator Beth McGrath shares news from CIESE
Some of you may recall Nat King Cole’s summer anthem, that cele-brated the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” The summer of 2010 at CIESE has been anything but lazy--but maybe a bit crazy!
Since last fall, CIESE has played a leadership role in garnering nearly $20 million in federal and state funding to advance K-20 (elementary through graduate) STEM education. As a result of these grants...07/28/2010 - 10:30am
Published by the Island Institute - The Waterfront
by Cherie Galyean
After five years, thousands of students, and over 40 community-based projects, the Community for Rural Education Stewardship and Technology project, CREST, is winding down. The $2 million National Science Foundation-funded Island Institute program, part of the Information Technology Experiences for Students & Teachers (ITEST) initiative, has spent the past five years linking...07/28/2010 - 10:55am
Memorial Sloan Kettering scientist brings graduate-level research opportunities to underprivileged students; launches 10th Year of NSF-funded Harlem Children Society.
NEW YORK, 25 June 2010 – Memorial Sloan Kettering molecular geneticist, Dr. Sat Bhattacharya, has set out to bring serious science to poor and minority students of New York. Working with a handful of volunteers in a tiny, cluttered office on the Upper East Side, Dr. Sat, president of...08/05/2010 - 12:44pm
Monday, July 19, 2010
Source: WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820
By Beth Fertig
Educators have long complained that U.S. students are falling behind other countries in science. There’s also a shortage of blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans in the sciences. An organization in New York City has been devoted to increasing those numbers for the past 10 years through summer internships in prestigious science and medical labs.
At City College's chemical engineering lab, students...07/19/2010 - 1:34pm
Wireless EdTech Conference 2010
October 29th, 2010
Westin City Center | Washington, DC
The United States is embarking on a groundbreaking effort to redesign education for our 21st century society. The policy, process and technology infrastructures that are adopted over the next few years will shape education for decades. A key component is the ability to harness wireless technology that is designed to evolve with advances in today’s education environment.
Please...10/29/2010 (All day)
Source: Arizona State University (ASU) online
Written by Julie Newberg and Sharon Keeler
Fifteen-year-old Rosenda Rivera is gradually watching her Akimel O’odham language fade away. Only 8 percent of the people in her Gila River Indian Community know it and most are elderly. Rivera is producing a video that explores this language loss to raise awareness of the issue.
An hour away in downtown Phoenix, Aimee Angulo, 13, has watched girls in her community face the...08/10/2010 (All day)
Jodie Spitze 9/7/10
The Puget Sound region is home to more than 175 biotechnology institutions. These facilities have many of the brightest minds focused on improving health here and around the world. As a high school science teacher, one of my aims is to excite students about rapidly growing and rewarding career pathways. Those who excel in the sciences typically hope to pursue careers in medicine or veterinary science.
But what about discovering cures...09/07/2010 (All day)
Reach for the Sky program offers White Earth students a closer look at STEM disciplines
Source: University of Minnesota news
By Rick Moore
Keeping middle school kids enthralled with the idea of a career in math, science, or engineering is never an easy task, and it can be even more of a challenge in Native communities. That’s where the Reach for the Sky (RFTS) program comes in.
Reach for the Sky has been a three-year partnership—funded by the National...09/23/2010 (All day)
Source: localtechwire | October 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. – Students who grow up in small, rural towns do not have the same exposure to high-tech jobs as their "big city" counterparts and may not be aware of what it takes to be a rocket scientist or video-game programmer, according to N.C. State University.
With an increasing need for workers to fill science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers in the United States, educational researchers at N.C. State are finding...10/04/2010 (All day)
This ITEST project will be bringing together researchers, developers and K-12 STEM educators who want to use new cyberlearning tools to engage and educate the current net-savvy generation about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Visit the website for more details and register at http://cyberlearningstem.org/.03/08/2011 (All day) - 03/09/2011 (All day)
The Research Department and the Center for Youth Success at ETR Associates are proud to have our Girl Game Company program featured among 38 best practice programs in the 2010 edition of the Bayer Corporation’s Planting the Seeds for a Diverse US STEM Pipeline: A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs. View the document at the website or attachment listed below.09/09/2010 (All day)
Source: Hartford Business Journal Online
Nearly 200 Connecticut high school freshmen will spend Monday competing in mental gymnastics and exploring the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, courtesy of the state's biggest business lobby, the science center and others.
The second year of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association's Education Foundation's Cyber-Challenge places high-school students in teams to answer complex questions posed by four of...09/24/2010 (All day)
Source: National Science Foundation website
Basiru Leigh is conducting research on motor neuron disease in the Columbia University lab of Oliver Hobert, thanks to an NSF-supported Harlem Children Society science and engineering mentoring program
Basiru Leigh peers into a microscope in the lab of Oliver Hobert of Columbia University in New York. Leigh is examining mutant ground worms from a species known as C. elegans.
"There! You see?" he exclaimed. "They are moving...09/22/2010 (All day)
Presenter: Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Dissemination/Social Media Specialist, Education Development Center
Session Format: Concurrent Session
Social media has a bad reputation, but it offers many benefits to students and teachers that can aid learning. Students are already using these tools to communicate outside of the classroom. Learn how to use them wisely and effectively in the classroom to enhance learning and engagement, particularly in the...10/31/2010 - 9:45am - 10:45am