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Notable in the Catalog
What's Your Stem? by
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
Set your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM--science, technology, engineering, and math--skills they most enjoy--and where they most excel! How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday? What's Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids' horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!
STEM Careers by
Publication Date: 2017-01-27
STEM Careers: Enhancing Engineering offers an exciting nonfiction reader that builds critical reading skills while students are immersed in engaging subject area content. STEM Careers: Enhancing Engineering features complex and rigorous content appropriate for middle school students.
The Everything STEM Handbook by
Publication Date: 2015-08-09
Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids! The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States--and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If you want to make sure your children are prepared for the future in these fields, here's how you can help: Make it fun! Expose them to hands-on, real-world, and fun activities so they'll become engaged, motivated, and successful students later on. With easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning.
Why so few? : women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by
In-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers – including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities – that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. 2010
Spacesuit : fashioning Apollo by
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore spacesuits made by Playtex: twenty-one layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. This book is the story of that spacesuit. It is a story of the triumph over the military-industrial complex by the International Latex Corporation, best known by its consumer brand of "Playtex" -- a victory of elegant softness over engineered hardness, of adaptation over cybernetics.
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools by
Publication Date: 2003-07-29
This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even the littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and concepts appropriate for the very young.
The Garden Classroom by
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
Creative ways to use the garden to inspire learning, for kids ages 4-8 Packed with garden-based activities that promote science, math, reading, writing, imaginative play, and arts and crafts, The Garden Classroom offers a whole year of outdoor play and learning ideas--however big or small your garden.
STEMconnector® is "The one-stop for STEM Information." With an innovative product-line, STEMconnector® works closely with corporations and other organizations to provide them with a set of tools and resources that support their corporate development, corporate structure and smart STEM investments.
National Science Digital Library
NSDL is the nation's online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
NASA Digital Learning Network
DLN events feature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM content that highlights NASA missions and research. All of our events are free. Register for interactive events listed in our catalog or watch our webcasts.
Their mission is to help students from all walks of life to build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century.
Includes over 1,000 science fair project ideas.
Searches over 45 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
STEM Education Data and Trends
Provides easy access to data on STEM education and related careers. This interactive tool lets user select a specific question to retreive easy-to-understand text and a link to further data and discussion.
The National Academies
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Known collectively as the National Academies, our organization produces groundbreaking reports that have helped shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.
STEM Education Resource Center
From PBS Teachers. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12
With a library of over 3,600 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
Resources for students and educators provided by the National Institutes of Health.
STAR_Net education programs were created to inspire lifelong learning through inquiry and play.
STAR_Net is a production of the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the National Girls Collaborative Project.
STEM Education Coalition
Works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.
STEMEducation.com, sponsored by Defined Learning, provides educators a resource to find relevant information, discussions, and news relating to the STEM education initiatives across the US.
NGA Center for Best Practices
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Education from the National Governors' Association.
Associations Promoting Informal Science Learning
Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF)
Founded in 1989, the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF), an independent non-profit education organization having 501(c)(3) status, functions to raise the visibility and value of K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to meet intellectual and workplace needs of the future. DASEF implements successful programs using proven instructional strategies to motivate, engage, educate and inspire people from diverse background and communities in Delaware.
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education
The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) works to strengthen and connect the informal science education community by catalyzing conversation and collaboration across the entire field—including film and broadcast media, science centers and museums, zoos and aquariums, botanical gardens and nature centers, digital media and gaming, science journalism, and youth, community, and after-school programs.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
Educate to Innovate
Information on the Obama administration's Educate to Innovate initiative and it's partnerships
Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy.
Be the Future
From Discovery Communications. Over the next five years, Discovery will launch a programming block, education curriculum and tools to inspire student learning and careers in the sciences and support the White House's efforts behind science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
National STEM Video Game Challenge
A multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a non-profit resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. The extensive site explores over 185 degree fields and offers detailed education requirements, salary and employment data, precollege ideas, and career planning resources.
For those seeking and promoting STEM careers.
Explore health and medical science careers from the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education
STEM Career Cluster
From O*NET Online.
Career Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Students, parents, and educators can use Career Clusters to help focus education plans towards obtaining the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway.
Tryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Radio Stories
Listen to stories about fascinating women working and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; and learn about programs and practices throughout the U.S. designed to broaden the participation of women in STEM.
Encouraging young women to pursue engineering and science
Society of Women Engineers
From the Society of Women Engineers. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
E-Mentoring for diversity in engineering and science.
Great Minds in STEM
Vision is to be a national leader in keeping America technologically strong by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers especially in underserved communities.
Association for Women Geoscientists
An international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers.
Engineer Your Life
A guide to engineering careers for high school girls!
Committed to inspiring young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering. We advance our mission principally by running hands-on outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school.
Accept the Challenge
Challenge.gov is an online challenge platform administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost that empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation’s most pressing challenges. This platform is the latest milestone in the Administration’s commitment to use prizes and challenges to promote innovation.
12 Inspiring STEM Books for Women
Finding Wonders by
A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists.
Hidden Figures by
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.
In the Land of Invisible Women by
In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom.
Lab Girl by
An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.
The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists' groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb.
Women in Science by
A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.
Wonder Women by
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY