Activities

How do you learn, test your Learning Styles:

GO-TO “VARK” WEBSITE:
http://www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp
1. Do you learn best:
a. Visual
b. Aural
c. Read/Write
d. Kinesthetic

Reading Electronic Text Books on STEM

1. Liftoff is the true story of the author achieving his childhood dream of flying into space.
a. LIFTOFF! AN ASTRONAUT'S DREAM: by Astronaut R. Mike Mullane
Click here to download a pdf copy.

Links on STEM Educational Activities

1. “FREE” Elementary School - Interactive Simulations: University of Colorado at Boulder
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-level/elementary-school
Click here for the instructions on downloading simulations.

2. Having fun with MATH and receive a passing certificate:
a. http://www.ixl.com/
3. Design Process:
a. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/plantgrowth/reference/Eng_Design_5-12.html
4. Design Process activities:
b. http://www.technologystudent.com/designpro/despro1.htm
5. NASA Activities for Students:
c. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html
6. NASA: Greenspace Initiative aligns NASA’s research and development programs with green activities:
d. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/greenspace/

Youtube Video’s on Innovation

1. Engineering Students must watch this YouTube “The Knack”
a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JSJuN3UWI&feature=related
2. Robot Violinist: Japan shows off Great robotic innovation includes some narrated notes:
a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzjkBwZtxp4
2. Air Car (1): safer environment and saves on fuel INNOVATION
b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKc46Bihi3s&feature=related
3. Air Car (2): safer environment and saves on fuel INNOVATION
c. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWQG6F9qOPE&feature=related
4. PC PEN (1):
d. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a88wZ3c_ukI&NR=1
5. PC pen (2):
e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tk48asvKtY&feature=em-share_video_user

STEM Careers and Education You Tube and Articles

1. SHIFT HAPPENS
a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7heR-kXy40&feature=related
2. STEM Education: Preparing for the Jobs of the Future
a. http://jec.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=6aaa7e1f-9586-47be-82e7-326f47658320
3. STEM CAREER Investigation: Engineers are Cool Be an Original Thinker: SME Education Foundation
a. http://manufacturingiscool.com/
4. STEM CAREERS Investigation: Engineering Go For It!!
a. http://www.egfi-k12.org/
5. Specifically for Girls in Engineering:
a. http://www.engineergirl.org/
6. Engineer Your Life:
a. http://www.engineeryourlife.org/

To help find college information

1. General College Information:
http://www.collegenet.com
http://www.princetonreview.com
http://mappingyourfuture.org/
http://www.petersons.com
http://www.collegeboard.com

2. College Searches:
http://www.globalcomputing.com
http://www.princetonreview.com
http://www.allaboutcollege.com
http://www.allengineeringschool.com
http://www.collegeboard.com
http://www.petersons.com

3. WE Energies: Renewable Energy Scholarship Program:
a. http://www.we-energies.com/business_new/altenergy/renew_scholar.htm

Links for STEM EDUCATION (Teachers and Parents)

1. Help a Teacher: Be a Mentor!
a. http://enr.construction.com/opinions/viewpoint/2012/0507-help-a-teacher-be-a-mentor-.asp
2. Project Lead the Way: STEM Curriculum (Teachers and Admin.)
a. http://www.pltw.org/educators-administrators/educators-administrators-overview
3. Project Lead the Way: (Spring/Summer 2012) Moms Night Out for STEM one big Night
http://swwdb.org/PDFs/Marquee%20Information/PLTWNewsletterSpringSummer2012.pdf
4. Go to U.S. News and World Report for info on ranking of schools.
a. http://www.usnews.com
5. NASA Education for Teachers
a. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
6. Design Process:
a. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/plantgrowth/reference/Eng_Design_5-12.html
7. Design Process activities:
a. http://www.technologystudent.com/designpro/despro1.htm
8. WE Energies: Energy education programs:
a. http://www.we-energies.com/educators/index.htm
9. WE Energies: Energy Fundamentals:
a. http://www.we-energies.com/educators/ebasics/index.htm

Links for STEM EDUCATION (STUDENTS and Parents)

10. Project Lead the Way: STEM Curriculum (parents and students)
a. http://www.pltw.org/students/innovation-zone
11. Project Lead the Way: (Spring/Summer 2012) Moms Night Out for STEM one big Night
a. http://swwdb.org/PDFs/Marquee%20Information/PLTWNewsletterSpringSummer2012.pdf

These Web sites offer helpful information on preparing for admission to engineering schools.

1. JETS: Junior Engineering Technical Society offers a wealth of programs and resources to help high school students explore engineering, including student competitions, assessment tools, career guidance resources, an e-newsletter, and more.
a. http://jets.org
2. The American Society for Engineering Education’s K-12 Center has a student section that features interesting profiles of engineers as well as information on what engineering careers and schools are like.
a. http://www.engineeringk12.org
3. Try Engineering offers information about engineering careers and education, links to interactive games, and an online form through which you can send questions to engineering students and professionals.
a. http://www.tryengineering.org/home.php
4. The Become an Engineer section includes listings of engineering societies and of pre-college projects, contests, and summer camps.
a. http://www.tryengineering.org/become.php

STEM CLUBS and Contests in Milwaukee and Around

1. STEM Education Summer Camp: Marquette University, Milwaukee
a. http://www.marquette.edu/eng/coop_stem/summerprojects.shtml
2. US FIRST Robotics:
a. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/fll
3. VEX Robotics WEBSITE:
a. http://mfso.groups.msoe.edu/
4. Midwest Vex Programs (MVP): The goal of the MVP is to promote robotics education through competition.
a. http://midwestvex.org/
5. Challenge Wisconsin: Build an Energy Efficient Vehicle
a. http://www.challengewisconsin.org/index.html
6. Engineer Girl! Food Engineering Essay Contest - 2012
a. http://www.engineergirl.org/?id=14100
7. UW Stevens Point - KEEP – Student Involvement:
a. http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/StudentInvolvement/index.htm
8. VEX WEBSITE:
a. http://mfso.groups.msoe.edu/
9. FIRST ROBOTICS:
a. http://www.usfirst.org/VideoPlayer.aspx?video=1st_VISION.flv

i. "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes."
1. http://www.usfirst.org/community/frc/default.aspx?id=966
10. FIRST ROBOTICS: Milwaukee Regional
a. http://www.wisconsinregional.org/
11. NASA: NASA Kicks Off 2009 First Robotics:
a. http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/dec/M08-271_2009_Robotic_Season.html
12. NASA: Ames Research Center:
a. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/in_the_news.html
13. UW Stevens Point - KEEP – Home Page:
a. http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/index.htm
14. UW Stevens Point - KEEP - Renewable Energy:
a. http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee/keep/Renewable_Energy_Education/

CAD and 3D Printer STEM Competitions

1. 2012 Extreme Redesign Winners
a. http://www.dimensionprinting.com/extreme-redesign/2012-Winners.aspx

Milwaukee Wisconsin STEM Education Reports

1. State urged to push STEM learning Report says kids need help for technical careers.
a. http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/49348637.html
2. Milwaukee STEM Needs Growth: A greater emphasis on science and math gives children an edge later on when they enter the job market. But additional funding and business support are keys.
a. http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/49467657.html
3. The Milwaukee‐based Public Policy Forum: PREPARING THE FUTURE WORKFORCE Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Policy in K12Education in Wisconsin.
a. http://www.publicpolicyforum.org/pdfs/2009STEM.pdf