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STEM Resources for students, families, and educators

Here you can find links to STEM news and resources. If you are a student be sure to look for research opportunities. There are useful resources for teachers and parents as well!


The WOW Campaign is a public awareness campaign about the exciting career opportunities that exist here in Massachusetts for students who pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) college majors and skills certificates.  The campaign is aimed at students, parents and teachers.  The WOW campaign video and accompanying poster highlights 15 Massachusetts' STEM professionals who have really interesting STEM careers.  These "WOWsters", as they are referred to, are the face of just some of the exciting careers that await those with strong STEM skills.  One or two of the WOWsters are well known Massachusetts personalities!
Download the WOW poster here!

Check out the WOW video!



60 Minutes interview with Freeman Hrabowski. "Education transforms lives" says  Dr. Hrabowski as he discusses the University of Maryland Baltimore County's focus on STEM and diversity. 

Chemistry is now a Major! The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved MCLA's request to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Read more here!

MCLA's ground breaking on the new Center for Science and Innovation. Read more here!

For Students

Two Summer Research Opportunities to work at various locations across the USA. Application deadline is Feburary 15. The program is for undergraduates interested in the phyiscal sciences and engineering. Click for more information on:

  • Hooked on Photonics: research opportunities at University of Arizona (Tucson), University of Washington (Seattle), or Georgia Tech (Atlanta
  • Integrated Optics for Undergaduates: research opportunities at University of Arizona (Tucson), UC Berkeley, USC, UC San Diego, or Columbia University (New York).  

Summer Science and Engineering Program for High School Girls at Smith College, July 1-28, 2012. Check out the website for a great opportunity. Applicaiton review begins May 1!

Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program: this is an opporunity for advanced level undergraduates to spend 10 weeks this summer conducting research in STEM fields.

High School Research Opportunity through Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP). Application deadline is January 6, 2012!

The American Society for Engineering Education lists several research opportunities for undergraduates.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): a summer research opportunity for undergraduates funded by the National Science foundation. The link will take you to their website and then a directory of Universities across the country that have REU programs! 

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP): a ten week research program through the National Institutes of Health.

Undergraduate Scholars Program: Another program through the National Institutes of Health. This fellowship offers research opportunities and financial support for educational expenses and tuition!

Summer Internship Program (SIP): This is an opportunity for students in high school and undergraduates who are interested in biomedical research.

For Teachers

Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship Program supports the inclusion of engineering education in elementary classrooms. See the link for application information!

Partnership for Biotechnology and Genomic Evolution: this site has programs, such as the "Virtual DNA Fingerprinting Lab," which can be downloaded for free. They also offer Professional Development workshops during the summer.

For Parents

Multiply Your Child's Success (PDF): Math and Science Can Make Dreams Come True. This guide is to help parents navigate the complexities of Math and Science Education from grades 1-12.

STEM Reports

A Foundation for the Future: Massachusetts' Plan for Excellence in STEM Education (PDF)

From Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce

STEM Employers






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