Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy
50 days until the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing
NASA STEM Education
With only 50 days until the 50th anniversary of Apollo Lunar Landing in 1969, find educational resources, printable activities and events in your area.
Also, be sure to follow updates and share your students’ learning using the hashtag: #Apollo50th
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launches effort to increase diversity of STEM students
In an effort to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in science, engineering and mathematics, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is partnering with UC Berkeley and UC San Diego to expand a successful program that has operated for 30 years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
At a press conference today at UCSD, CZI co-founder and co-CEO Priscilla Chan announced a gift of $6.9 million over five years to bring the mentoring program, called the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, from UMBC, where it originated in 1988, to two UC campuses that graduate high numbers of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students each year.
Epic End of Year STEM Activities
Steam Powered Family
The school year is coming to an end and we want to celebrate it with some epic end of year STEM activities that kids will remember for years to come. So what makes our list of the most epic STEM activities to celebrate the end of the school year? Read on to find out!