Governor's STEM Academies are programs designed to expand options for the general student population to acquire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) literacy and other critical skills, knowledge and credentials that will prepare them for high-demand, high-wage, and high-skill careers in Virginia. Each academy is a partnership among school divisions, postsecondary institutions and business and industry.
The STEM Education Alliance at the College of William and Mary provides professional development for teachers and STEM professionals working in the classroom and research-based instructional materials to encourage student career exploration.
The VT-STEM K-12 Outreach Initiative at Virginia Tech shares research and resources among the university, public education, and other partners that will contribute to Virginia's leadership in K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
The National Lab Network (NLN) is a national initiative that connects K-12 teachers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals to bring hands-on learning experiences to students in all 50 states.
Virginia's CTE Resource Center includes an entire website devoted to STEM education.
Change the Equation (CTEq), a network of more than 100 CEOs, pledges to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation that empowers us all.
NASA's Education Program: NASA continues to pursue three major education goals:
-- Strengthening NASA and the Nation's future workforce
-- Attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines
-- Engaging Americans in NASA's mission
Siemens STEM Academy: Join your fellow educators by sharing your favorite lesson plans, tips, tricks, ideas, presentations, websites, videos and other STEM related resources that may prove useful for others who want to expand their classroom materials.
NASA eClips are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.