This Week in STEM – May 31, 2019

This Week in STEM – May 31, 2019

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!