Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is one of the main focus of HETS. Our Hispanic student population needs to be able to have access to resources that help them acquire the skills to meet the competencies of the professions of the future. For those that are already in the process of completing a career some resources are still available to support them. The following is not a comprehensive list, but provides a starting point for, high school students and students in college.
STEM Education Coalition – The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs. The STEM Education Coalition represents all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians. The participating organizations of the STEM Education Coalition are dedicated to ensuring quality STEM education at all levels.
STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – provides a list of resources for students interested in STEM. Resources can aid you in exploring different sites, tools and organizations with information on STEM topics.
Careers in Science – Want to know more about careers in science, technology, engineering, or math? Browse through detailed information on over 100 careers to discover what scientists really do and what it takes to prepare for these careers. Each career profile provides basic career information such as salary, job outlook, degree requirements, etc. We have also included videos featuring interviews with real scientists or on the job profiles.
Computer science degrees and careers – an in-depth guide to computer science degrees and careers. Fueled by knowledge and insight from some of today’s leading computer science minds, this new resource breaks down the value of computer science degrees at each academic level, how to find the right program, and new specializations that lie on the cutting edge of an already high-tech field. Seven computer science experts contributed to the guide, including professors from Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and Ohio State. Each expert discusses the current landscape of degrees in CS, as well as various offshoots driving career growth: cloud computing, robotics, machine learning, software development and more.
Science Experiments using Cars and Vehicles: Science can be fun, but the only way to test this theory is to try some experiments. Cars are great subjects for science experiments because they are built to move. It may seem like magic, but cars really move by using the laws of science. That’s why science experiments use model cars to explain the science of movement, like the ideas of motion and rest, force and friction, and action and reaction. Don’t forget to think about safety, and don’t try any experiments with real, life-size cars!
STEM Career – Rich Feller (creator) is a counselor educator interested in career development, convinced that school, academic and career counselors play a “gatekeeper” and “gateopener” role within course, program and college major choice making. Counselors and advisors intentionally and unconsciously influence the STEM information received by students. Recent experience with NASA and their commitment to promote STEM career options led him to see how his “unconscious incompetence” about STEM initiatives affects how he serve sAll students. Learning about the relationship among STEM initiatives, student access, and career readiness led to www.stemcareer.com as a brokering site to support STEM advocates.
oSTEM – is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit, LGBTQ-affirming corporation whose mission is to:
- Provide services and support for students of sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia.
- Provide education, outreach, and professional resources to high school students.
- Actively recruit and address the needs of diverse groups within the LGBTA community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to gender and ethnic background.
STEM Education Caucus – Our knowledge-based economy is driven by constant innovation. The foundation of innovation lies in a dynamic, motivated and well-educated workforce equipped with STEM skills. However, the nature of our workforce and the needs of our industries have changed over time. Today, an understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, a working knowledge of computer hardware and software, and the problem solving skills developed by courses in STEM are necessary for most jobs. Therefore, STEM education is an enormous and pressing need. In response to this need, several years ago Congressman Vern Ehlers (now retired) and Congressman Mark Udall (now in the U.S. Senate) launched the bipartisan STEM Education Caucus for Members of Congress.
Understanding STEM Skills – Think about key skills needed in today’s workplace: problem solving, analytical thinking, and the ability to work independently. What do they all have in common? They’re all related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Match your skills with STEM occupations using the Skills Assessment.
Women in STEM– On this page, targeted specially to women interested in pursuing careers in STEM, you will find useful resources from raging from tools to achieve college success, scholarships, programs, and organizations dedicated to diminish the gender gap that they might find in this area.
Open Source Resources for STEM
Atlas de Anatomía Humana– El Atlas de Anatomía Humana es un completo recurso para estudiar el cuerpo humano mediante imágenes que se amplían para mostrar los nombres de huesos, órganos, músculos, etc. Fácilmente adaptable a diferentes niveles educativos y ritmos de aprendizaje.
Mathtrax – Offers tools that include:
- contains equation editor
- text appears to explain equation that you input
- Sound option allows you to play the sound of the graph
Celestia – tool for exploring the universe
- Great way to illustrate factors of 10
- Images do not remap resolution as they do in Google Earth
- Contains browser
- Contains calculator
Virtual Lab – The Virtual Laboratory allows students to select from hundreds of standard reagents and manipulate them in a manner that resembles that of a real lab. It allows students to design and perform diverse experiments in acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, solubility, and redox chemistry.
Science Bob– Experiments, Videos and more – “Science Bob” Pflugfelder has been a fan of science since he was just six years old. Over the years, he has been exploring the scientific world with thousands of students. He also encourages parents and teachers to practice “Random Acts of Science” by providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments on his web site, as well as public presentations and workshops that help make science come alive.