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High School Orientation Dates

High School Orientation Dates

​ High school orientations for students and parents are set for: Dearborn High, 19501 Outer Drive, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Edsel Ford High, 20601 Rotunda, March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Road, May 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dearborn Virtual K-12, online only school, May 2 at 6 p.m.  Use…

STEM Opportunity for 8th graders

​ Good morning, I am thrilled to extend an invitation to you and your educational community for the University of Michigan, Rogel Cancer Center’s annual signature event, One Day Closer. This exciting event is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024,in Ann Arbor, and we are eager to engage high school students (8th-12th grade) in a day filled with enriching experiences. Designed to…

Regional winners of the #STEMorbitsOhio challenge

Regional winners of the #STEMorbitsOhio challenge

​ It’s time to recognize the regional winners of the #STEMorbitsOhio Design Challenge! In this year’s challenge, students were presented with a unique problem: How do we improve the health and well-being of astronauts aboard Starlab orbiting the earth? Develop a plan, system, or product to positively impact the sustainability of the physical and/or mental health of those living in…

Unlocking Curiosity with Sharks, Rockets, and Mind Control: STEM Next and Teen Science Cafés Build STEM Skills by Encouraging Discovery

Unlocking Curiosity with Sharks, Rockets, and Mind Control: STEM Next and Teen Science Cafés Build STEM Skills by Encouraging Discovery

​ Ever wonder what engineers, doctors, and tech gurus do in their free time? In 2021, STEM Next and the Teen Science Café Network joined together to expand the answer to questions like that for students across the country.  With the support of afterschool educators, teens lead the execution of Teen Science Cafés with STEM experts of greatest student interest….

Top Resources for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

Top Resources for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

​ Post by Michelle BogdenFebruary 2024 Many classrooms around the world are gearing up to view a spectacular event—the 2024 solar eclipse! To make this cosmic phenomenon an unforgettable and enriching experience for both educators and students, we are excited to share the best resources for celebrating the solar eclipse! We also share a free Solar Eclipse Explorer Kit filled…

Supporting pre-service teachers in kickstarting a mentally healthy career

Supporting pre-service teachers in kickstarting a mentally healthy career

​ Supporting pre-service teachers in kickstarting a mentally healthy career Published: Teaching is a highly rewarding but also highly challenging career. Ensuring that pre-service teachers avoid compassion fatigue and burnout, both through their own self-care and through accessing support resources, is the mission of HEARTcare. Dr Astrid Kendrick, of the University of Calgary in Canada, believes that the HEARTcare resources…

Empowering the Next Generation: STEM Scholarships for Robotics Students

Empowering the Next Generation: STEM Scholarships for Robotics Students

​ By Devin Partida Scholarships advance STEM education, particularly in the field of robotics. These financial aids open doors for aspiring innovators, enabling them to pursue their dreams without the burden of financial constraints. Educators stand at the forefront of this endeavor as invaluable mentors and guides. Their insight and encouragement help students navigate scholarship applications and impact their success….