#STEAMRising Today – 9.11.2020

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As a passionate advocate for girls and women in STEM education and careers and an activist for adding the “A” (Arts) for STEAM, I am pleased to provide you with and update on what’s been going on in the world of STEM/STEAM.

Read about Briana Davis, the 18-year old behind the “STEAM for All” initiative.

I love the “A Mighty Girl” website.  Download a beautiful – and free! - poster of an inspiring woman in STEM.

Check out Pivot Interactives, the winner of the 2020 Tech Edvocate Award for Best STEM/STEAM Education App or Tool.  Here are the rest of the finalists.

Do you know or are you a young artist with an interest in space?  The 11th Annual Space Foundation International Student Arts Contest is now accepting submissions.

Students entering the NASA/TI 2020 Codes Contest were tasked with automating or optimizing a process or product for living and working on the International Space Station (ISS).  See the finalists and vote for the winner!

And speaking of NASA, they have a great website for STEM engagement for both students and educators.

Register now for the Wonder Women Virtual Summit and Festival, scheduled for September 16-19, celebrating, empowering and highlighting women and diversity in STEAM.

Toyota has created a website to stimulate girls’ interest in manufacturing or, as they call it, “womanufacturing”.

Gary Koppelman is an award-winning science teacher and the creator of the “Environmental Life Lab”.  Mr. Koppelman’s method for teaching science embodies all that I believe about getting more kids excited about STEM/STEAM.

Trashbots is an innovative platform for robotics and coding for students K-12.

Did you know…

…that designing clothing (personal protective equipment) including pants, tops, dresses and facemasks for medical personnel and scientists fighting COVID-19 is a STEM/STEAM career?  Read about Beau Wangtrakuwee!

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