October 2022

~ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) plus Health Sciences ~

Check out the following information for ...

  • Events & Activities
  • Contests
  • Resources for Families & Educators
  • Volunteer Opportunities

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Events & Activities

Students! Are you thinking about going into the medical field? Come Walk with a Doc and ask your questions!!!

October 8 & 9, 2022, 10 am - 4 pm @ Pioneer Park Civic Center

A full weekend of fiber vendors, hands-on demos, kid's activities, workshops, silent auction and more!

U.S. Department of Education Nationwide Call for Student Performing Artists

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking student performing artists (such as bands, choirs, color guards, dancers, drumlines, poets/spoken word artists, soloists, theatrical performers) currently enrolled in elementary, middle, or high schools, who exemplify resilience, diversity, and excellence and are interested in showcasing their talent. No formal training or experience is necessary.


2023 Writing Contest: Better Great Achievements

For students in grades 3-12

Write a piece that shows how female and/or non-white engineers have contributed to or can enhance engineering’s great achievements.

For more information, click here!

Naval Horizons is a student essay contest introducing students to cutting-edge STEM topics impacting the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through an engaging video series. The STEM topics in the video series include environmental science, aerospace optometry, autonomy, oceanography and more!

Students are invited to watch the videos to learn about Naval STEM challenges and the scientists and engineers tackling them. Then students are tasked to write an essay explaining how the research and the STEM professional presented in the video inspired them and to share their thoughts on the future of the STEM topic.

Up to 5,000 winners will be selected and receive a $200 cash prize! In addition, exceptional essays will be designated Naval Horizons Highest Honors and highlighted on the Naval Horizons website.

The submission period for the contest is officially open to college and high school students who are U.S. citizens, and essays will be accepted until November 28, 2022, at 12 pm ET.

For more information, click here!

Students aged 3-18 are invited to submit original artwork inspired by the theme “Breaking Boundaries in Space”

All submissions will travel to space digitally aboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner
Showcase begins on Oct. 4 with entries due by Dec. 16, 2022

For more information, click here!

Announcing the 2023 KET Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce the 2023 KET Young Writers Contest is open for submissions! The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry, and Graphic Novels. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023. There is no set theme, allowing your PreK – 12th grade students to explore the depths of their own interests and creativity. Rules, scoring rubrics, entry forms, past winners and more are all available on the contest website.

eCYBERMISSION is a free, virtual STEM competition for students in grades 6-9. Students form teams of 2-4, led by an adult Team Advisor, and choose a problem in their community to investigate with science or solve with engineering. Team Advisors can be teachers, parents, program leaders, or anything in between.

For more information, click here!

Resources for Families & Educators

Middle school classrooms and after-school programs (Grades 6-8) can complete short tasks geared towards environmental literacy and energy efficiency. Classes that complete at least 7 tasks in the month of October (1-31) will be entered into a drawing to win one of six $5,000 e-vouchers for Samsung products like tablets, laptops, and interactive displays to modernize their classrooms.
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Amazon Future Engineer: Robotics Fulfillment Center Tour

2 ways to Tour for Grades K-5 and Grade 6+:

  • Host a Tour on Kahoot
  • Independent Play

For more information, click here!

X-STEM All Access – presented by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, and Discovery Channel – is a free virtual conference series for middle and high schoolers designed to get students excited about STEM.

Students will get an inside look into the exciting careers and inspiring personal journeys of diverse STEM role models through a lively Q&A session with a fellow STEM professional. The 30-minute max episodes will premiere throughout the school year and will be available on-demand to fit in your schedule.

Episodes will be released on the following dates – Watch any time after they premiere on October 5 | October 19 | November 9 | December 14

For more information, click here!

Future City starts with a question

How can we make the world a better place?

To answer it, middle school students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.

This flexible, cross-curricular educational program gives students an opportunity to do the things that engineers do—identify problems; brainstorm ideas; design solutions; test, retest, and build; and share their results. Future City is an engaging way to build students’ 21st-century STEAM skills.

For more information, click here!

STEM Research Grants provide support to middle and high school teachers engaging their students in authentic scientific research. Over 5 years, $575,000 has been awarded to 283 teachers. Priority consideration is given to schools that support students from low-income communities and demographics underrepresented in STEM fields.

For more information, click here!

Free Workshop and Student Mission Briefing

During the Educator Professional Development Workshop, you will receive:

  • Key information about the Moon Colony Kit contents and how to use it
  • STEAM implementation strategies for your learning environment(s)
  • Two (2) NASA Classroom Lessons to empower you to confidently communicate STEAM principles with your students

During the Student Mission Briefing, you and your students will receive:

  • Thrilling information on the Artemis Mission from NASA
  • A live briefing on the Moon Colony Kit Mission from NASA and Space Foundation
  • Inspiration, empowerment, and excitement to kick-off the Moon Colony Kit Experience!

Volunteer Opportunities

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