According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the next seven years, more than a million jobs will open up that require specialized technology skills. Unfortunately, there won’t be enough qualified college graduates to fill these positions.
How do we get more students interested in STEM careers?
Results from the May 2011,“STEM Perceptions: Student and Parent Survey” Harris Interactive online survey, indicate that the answer to this question varies by gender.
Teachers can make a difference!
Here are some web resources to help you get your students more interested in STEM:
The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms.
Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners.
Learning Media is a digital media service designed to bring the best of public media produced specifically for educators from PBS, WGBH and 55 other public media partners.
An interactive website for everyone--students, K-12 teachers and informal educators, parents and guardians, and anyone else with an interest in engineering.
Videos of actual scientists from PBS’s Dragonfly TV program, that can get your kids thinking about careers in science.
A collection of science materials reviewed by the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at the University of California, with support from the SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool
National Science Teachers Association
The National Science Teachers Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Sponsor of CSI, the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) teachers can find resources as well as information about other programs in the area.
Iowa's STEM Education Roadmap, a strategic plan, can be downloaded from this site. The plan was put together to focus our state's wealth of talents on an Iowa imperative for a STEM-literate citizenry and globally competitive workforce.
This website is designed to introduce youth to engineering. Includes brief profiles of engineering careers, videos that feature kids completing the work of engineering, games and activities that allow students to investigate the world of engineering.