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STEM Supporters & links
The following are a list of STEM initiatives and businesses that contribute to STEM education efforts in Wisconsin. If you know of other businesses or initiatives please , and we can include them here.
The Access2Science web site is devoted to articles and links on accessibility of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This site is intended to provide practical information to people with print disabilities, to the parents, teachers, and peers of people with print disabilities, and to agencies and researchers wanting to know more about STEM education practices for individuals with disabilities.
- Association of Science Materials Centers (ASMC)
The mission of the Association for Science Materials Centers (ASMC) is to facilitate resource sharing within hands-on, inquiry-based STEM learning communities. ASMC creates opportunities for educators to network in ways that are rich, authentic, and inspiring. ASMC provides a platform for members and new audiences to explore and promote materials, methods and concepts to most effectively teach science. For more information about ASMC and upcoming events visit their website.
Bay View Compass article
BAT house construction project featured on Blueprint documentary. This article discusses the construction program at Bay View High School, which teaches students real-world, home-building skills and has been responsible for the rehabilitation or construction of 11 Milwaukee houses in the last two decades.
Bay View Compass article about construction of the green garage
The Green Garage project is preparing Bradley Tech students for green construction jobs by providing an opportunity for students to participate in a new, green curriculum.
- Building, Architecture, and Technology (BAT) Academy, Bay View High School
Bay View High School has partnered with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Greater Milwaukee to provide students a program of study called the Building, Architecture & Technology Leadership Academy (BAT).
Burlington High School (BHS)
BHS Chemicals is a non-profit organization that blends household and industrial cleaners. We are dedicated to the production of high quality cleaning supplies that perform multiple cleaning applications. We also create products for many health and beauty products such as lotions, scrubs, shampoo's, conditioners, and body soaps. Link to article about them being the Blueprint program.
Engineer Your Life-
Engineer Your Life is a guide to engineering careers for high school girls! Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineering. In very real and concrete ways, women who become engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet.
- eSchool STEM news - Solving the STEM Education Crisis...This site includes many STEM articles and STEM resources
The Einstein Project is a nonprofit organization partnering with schools and communities to provide leadership and support for science education in Wisconsin. We offer 42 inquiry-based science units, developed by the Smithsonian Institution and National Academy of Sciences, to schools giving children the opportunity to learn by doing.
Growing Power, partners in green garage project
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.
Institute for Biology Education (ICBE)
The goal of the Institute for Biology Education is to enhance science education at the elementary and middle school levels through long-term community partnerships. Children need to interact with adults who are interested, engaged and passionate about science to become engaged themselves. ICBE works to bring scientists and aspiring scientists into schools and informal settings as role models, but also to help teachers, staff and parents become role models in science too. ICBE brings together a variety of community resources, helping organizations to work synergistically to enhance science education.
- The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research
The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research is a half yearly, peer-reviewed publication for educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. The journal emphasizes real-world case studies that focus on issues that are relevant and important to STEM practitioners.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley School of Technology and Trade (Bradley Tech)
Bradley Tech’s mission is to offer students a four-year comprehensive academic and technical education. Through research-based learner-centered curriculum, students meet clearly identified competencies for each course that are based on learning target proficiencies and state & national standards.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
MMSD offers a great resource that can be incorporated into your classroom lesson plans and other learning exercises. The H2O section of their website is a collection of real-time water quality data that can be used in a variety of ways in your science curriculum.
- National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Fluid Power Challenge
The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is a competition that challenges eighth grade students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. They work in teams to design and build a fluid power mechanism, and then compete against other teams in a timed competition.
Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future
Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future is identifying new strategies to transform the organization and practice of STEM education. Our vision is of a society whose citizens and professionals value the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics both as an exciting venture of the human mind and for their essential role in addressing the urgent scientific, social, and economic challenges that face our planet and our inhabitants.
- The National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
The NSDL is the nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
- National Science Board
National Science Board site provides educators with the national action plan for STEM education and a list of educational opportunities for teachers and students.
PBS STEM Education Resource Center website
PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education.
- Project Lead the Way, Igniting Imagination and Innovation Through Learning
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world.
Science Channel Be the Future
The Science Channel has created a site to inspire student learning and careers in the STEM education.
STEM Education Coalition
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (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.
System-Wide Change for All Learners and Educators (SCALE)
The SCALE partnership brings together mathematicians, scientists, social scientists, engineers, technologists, and education practitioners to build a whole new approach to reforming K-12 math and science education. SCALE is a partnership involving two major educational research and development groups: the University of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC).
Wisconsin Technology Council
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the science and technology advisor to the Governor and the Legislature. Launched in 2001, the Tech Council was created by a bipartisan act of the governor and the Legislature. It is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan board with members from tech companies, venture capital firms, all levels of education, research institutions, government and law
WUWM story about green garage project
WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence paid the Green Garage site a few visits to see the project take shape from the ground up and how it is helping to define the futures of students taking part in the project.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction STEM website
List of STEM resources in Wisconsin