There is always news in the area that revolve around STEM topics. Below are some recent news from our local outlets.

  • Registration open: MTU’s Young Women Leaders Program – grades 9, 10, or 11 (1/20/2021) - The Center for Educational Outreach is now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) cohort. YWLP is an interactive leadership development program that prepares youth in grades 9, 10, and 11 to make an impact on their communities through skill development, mentorship, and service.    While there is no cost to attend, capacity is… Continue Reading
  • Chemistry Olympiad 2021 ~ Free Online Event ~ Registration closes on 1/25 (Monday) (1/20/2021) - Test your Chemistry knowledge and win cool prizes! We would like to invite students to compete at the 2021 Chemistry Olympiad. No travel required and participation is FREE!   Registration closes on 1/25 (Monday). Chemistry Olympiad 2021 will be an online Chemistry competition open to all high school students from any UP school or home school. Sign… Continue Reading
  • Husky Bites – High School Students are invited to Participate! (1/20/2021) - The Dean of College of Engineering invites teachers and students to participate in the spring webinar series, Husky Bites. See her note below for more information! Dear Educators, It is with great pleasure that I invite you and your class to join me—and a dozen Michigan Tech engineering faculty—for our spring webinar series, Husky Bites. Each… Continue Reading
  • Join MSTA for Tomorrow’s Interactions Support Series: Virtual Labs with Instructional Strategies (11/20/2020) - Join MSTA for Tomorrow's Interactions Support Series! The Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) would like to invite you to attend our new 'Interactions' support series. This series was created to connect Michigan science teachers across the state and to provide a safe place for discussion, sharing and support among peers. Each session will provide a relevant and… Continue Reading
  • Huskies Serve as Virtual K-12 Tutors During the Pandemic (9/16/2020) -     More information about Tech Tutors and how to get involved is available on MTU blog: https://blogs.mtu.edu/global-community-engagement/2020/07/06/huskies-serve-as-virtual-k-12-tutors-during-the-pandemic/   Continue Reading
  • New! Elementary and High School COVID-19 mini-units that address NGSS and SEL Published on OpenSciEd – Links included (9/16/2020) - OpenSciEd secured additional funding to develop four--one for each grade band--COVID-19 mini-units (3 weeks of instruction) that use the same storyline instructional model rooted in three-dimensional learning, but also reach beyond the NGSS to incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and have a focus on building empathy and looking at things like the patterns of… Continue Reading
  • Long-Term Michigan Employment Projections, 2018–2028 Announced (9/15/2020) - Long-Term Michigan Employment Projections, 2018–2028 The Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives has released statewide long-term employment projections for Michigan industries and occupations covering the period of 2018 through 2028. View or download the newly-released projections. Custom subsets of the data may also be downloaded from the Data Search tool. If you have any… Continue Reading
  • MiSTAR Professional Learning Series (9/15/2020) - MiSTAR Professional Learning Series  Mi-STAR has developed a Professional Learning Series providing teachers with access to presentations and discussions via Zoom. A discussion component will follow every presentation so that this activity can promote a sense of community and collaboration among participants. SCECHs are available for these sessions. Visit the Mi-STAR Learning Series webpage to… Continue Reading
  • Registration Open: Tips & Strategies for Engaging Students in Outdoor Learning – 4:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (9/15/2020) - Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative Professional Learning Series The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) will present a free, biweekly Professional Learning Series this school year for K-12 educators and community members in the Western U.P. to enhance Great Lakes stewardship, facilitate outdoor learning, deepen understanding through place- and project- based learning opportunities, and foster a community… Continue Reading
  • Michigan Earth Science Teacher Association (MESTA) 2020 Fall Conference ~ 9:30 am – 5 pm, Sat, Oct. 10th ~ Virtual (9/15/2020) - MESTA Fall Conference 2020 Save the date, The MESTA Annual Meeting will be a virtual meeting this year! $5 Registration - open to all (MESTA membership not required) For more info & to register: mestarocks.org. Register by Oct. 7th. Presentation topics include: Topics: Astronomy, Michigan Geology, Plate Tectonics and Seismology. Two presentations about field trips… Continue Reading
  • Introduction to Arduino Workshop – Virtual – 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 4 pm – 6 pm each day (7/31/2020) - Introduction to Arduino Workshop Cost: $90 per person Date: 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 4 pm - 6 pm each day Location: Virtual A beginner's introduction to Arduino micro-controllers as tools for STEM classrooms. Arduino micro-controller technology provides the ability to fully customize science demonstration and data collection tools in a very affordable way. In the… Continue Reading
  • Congratulations Western U.P. Maker Challenge 2020 Winners (7/10/2020) - During May and June, K-12 students from Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Gogebic Counties were invited to participate in the Western Upper Peninsula’s Maker Challenge. Students could choose from one of four Maker Challenges to actively involve them in the design thinking process. Each challenge was paired with a STEM themed book where something was… Continue Reading
  • Online PDs – register now for summer offerings with The STEM Education Center at WPI (6/18/2020) - After the extraordinary efforts of teachers and schools to provide “emergency learning” to your students this spring, we hope you have a restful break. By July-August you may be itching to prepare for the new school year with new tools and plans to handle any situation. The STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is offering… Continue Reading
  • Copper Country ISD honored as One of Six school districts chosen for water initiative funding through From Students to Stewards project (6/17/2020) - Copper Country ISD is one of six school districts in Michigan have been selected for grants under the From Students to Stewards initiative that will teach elementary through high school students about the Great Lakes, Michigan watersheds and the impact people have on water resources across the state.   The Copper Country Intermediate School District will… Continue Reading
  • CCISD Greenhouse Project video (6/16/2020) - If you have not had a chance to view the Portage Health Foundation video about the Copper Country greenhouse project hen Check it out! Here is the link to the Facebook video: https://www.facebook.com/phfgive/posts/2486750598254009?__tn__=K-R Continue Reading
  • KBIC TAS Approval & Water Quality Standards (6/16/2020) - Congratulations to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to be the first tribe in Michigan to achieve TAS reglartory authority for water quality. For more information check out the KBIC webpage: http://nrd.kbic-nsn.gov/tas-and-water-quality-standards Continue Reading
  • News Flash: Welding for a win! (6/16/2020) - Congratulations to Tim Stites and the  Copper Country Intermediate School District’s CTE welding program for being creative in way to engage students during this time of no face to face instruction.   See this mining gazette article for details: https://www.mininggazette.com/news/2020/05/welding-for-a-win/ Continue Reading
  • News Flash: Small-Town Calumet Electronics Has Big Impact (6/16/2020) - More great news on Calumet Electronics: https://www.countrylines.com/cover-story/small-town-calumet-electronics-has-big-impact/ “Rugged” is a word that people in the most northern regions of the Upper Peninsula hear frequently. It’s a characteristic that is put to the test on a daily basis. But in the time of COVID-19, this is a characteristic that allows folks to not only survive but thrive....… Continue Reading
  • NEW! Online PD Introducing Modeling for Summer 2020 (6/12/2020) - All middle and high school science teachers are invited to register for a free introductory online workshop lead by Modeling facilitators. The objective is to provide 1) and introduction to Modeling Instruction, our facilitators and other applicants, 2) approaches to promote student engagement and elicitation of student thinking and 3) some insights about effective online… Continue Reading
  • Using Google Earth for Remote Teaching – Webinar June 16, 2020 (6/12/2020) - The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) are hosting a free webinar series this month, “Using Digital Field Tools for Remote Teaching”. This webinar series will focus on running summer field camps and/or planning for remote fall courses. Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 11 a.m. MDT Using Google Earth… Continue Reading
  • REMINDER: Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom (6/12/2020) - The 6-12 Disciplinary Literacy Task Force is proud to announce two learning opportunities for secondary English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies teachers, as well as building leaders, instructional coaches, and educators at higher education institutions. These opportunities have been designed with flexibility and relevancy in mind. Introduction to the Essential Practices August 4, 2020 from… Continue Reading
  • Online Summer Camp: Minecraft Launched (6/12/2020) - Michigan Virtual is so excited for you to explore the world of Pangea where you can use your creativity and ingenuity to complete educational challenges in the world of Minecraft: Education Edition. With 4-weeks worth of self-directed challenges, you will be able to explore and learn at your own pace while engaging in literacy, math,… Continue Reading
  • Visit the New Story Trail at the Lily Creek Nature Area! (2/12/2020) -   C O M E  V I S I T  O U R  N E W  S T O R Y T R A I L ! THE SNOWY  NAP Written and Illustrated by Jan Brett We invite you and your family to a wintery experience on the added loop of our new snowshoe trail… Continue Reading
  • Superior Fab Lab: Paper Circuits! (1/27/2020) - Just in time for Valentine's Day, come make a light-up greeting card! We will use conductive tape, LEDs and small batteries to create light-up artistic cards. Materials and instructions included. Open and free to the public: all ages welcome.  Register asap as slots are limited. Register on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SupFabLab     Continue Reading
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