January 2023

~ 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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Elementary School: January STEAM Challenge

Junior High/Middle School: January STEAM Challenge

What is happening in our STEAM Clubs?

⭐️ Stealth Sciences 2nd Semester STEAM Club Parent Information for 4th-5th and 6th-8th graders ⭐️

The target schools (below) STEAM clubs will be starting back up the week of January 23, 2023. Information emails will be forthcoming. Thank you for your support!

Anderson Crawford, Hunter, Midnight Sun, North Pole Elementary, BEJH, and North Pole Middle

Events & Activities

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Graduating High Schoolers: AK Native Science & Engineering's Summer Bridge Program

If you are graduating high school this year, you could gain valuable experience through the Summer Bridge program! Apply at for this upcoming summer. The deadline to apply is on Monday, January 16th!

To ALL Middle Schoolers (6-8 graders): AK Native Science & Engineering Program

Register your middle school student for a FREE STEM Connect opportunity today!

It is completely virtual and enables students from across Alaska to connect and learn more about STEM careers and topics through guest presentations and discovery lessons.

Visit to register!

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365 SMART (Science, Math, Art, Recreation, and Technology) Academy

UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning created the 365 SMART Academy, which provides virtual and in-person enrichment courses for K-12 students to supplement their academic curriculum.

Spring semester 2023 has 33 different exciting courses over two 6-week sessions that begin in January and in March. Check out the extensive variety of learning opportunities! Homeschooled families can follow up with your homeschool to see how to build your selection into your child's learning plan.

Deadline January 22, 2023

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Inspiring Girls* Expeditions

Inspiring Girls* Expeditions is inviting girls 16-18 years old to apply for their summer 2023 tuition-free, backcountry science and art education programs.

Deadline Jan. 30, 2023

For more information or to learn more about the application process, please visit the program website.

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2023 Writing Contest for 3rd - 12th grade Students

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

Deadline: February 1, 2023

For more information, click here!

Lockheed Martin CYBERQUEST® Competition for High School Students

CYBERQUEST® is Lockheed Martin's annual high school cyber competition. The goal of the competition is to encourage high school students to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

Deadline: February 3, 2023

For a complete list of eligibility requirements see the Official Rules.

Resources for Families & Educators

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UAF Large Animal Research Station

Find K-12 LARS Educational Resources here!

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For Teachers: Apply for a Free* Seat in EiE’s All-New Computer Science Professional Learning Course

EiE®, Museum of Science is excited to offer an all-new computer science professional learning course, Computer Science and Computational Thinking for Elementary Educators. This course is a collection of five professional learning lessons intended to build confidence in K-5 classroom teachers and STEM educators who are getting started with, or in need of a foundational refresher course in computer science and computational thinking.

Independent of any specific curriculum or tool, each lesson of the course offers interactive, self-paced activities that provide teachers with innovative strategies and tips for integrating effective and engaging computer science and computational thinking into their limited class time. Each lesson is expected to take approximately 75 minutes, including online learning and hands-on activities to plan for and reflect on classroom implementation.

*Free enrollment in this course is limited and contingent upon your agreement to participate in a feedback process both during and after the course is completed. See below for full details.

For more information, click here!

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Teaching Climate Change Essentials (6-Week PD)

2023 Start Dates: January 17 | March 20 | June 5

Teaching Climate Change Essentials is a facilitated, online teacher professional development designed to equip kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources to integrate climate change into their existing curriculum, regardless of their subject area.

Free Enrollment Thanks To Generous Funding

Thanks to generous funding we are pleased to be able to offer free enrollment to any teachers enrolling in the Teaching Climate Change Essentials course for PD hours or CEUs.

For more information, click here!

Volunteer Opportunities

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