Connections & Tools

The Kansas City region is rich with resources to support STEM learning. Because KC STEM Alliance works with educators, post-secondary institutions, industry and other STEM-related  nonprofits, we often can connect you to groups who can help you in your work.

Community Connections

Here are just a few of the nonprofit partners we work with (Check back often as we will continue to add to this list).

Kansas City Women in Technology

A grassroots organization working to increase the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City, KCWiT is part of the Girls in Tech movement and facilitates networking and mentoring events throughout the year. More information.

LRNG KC

LRNG is a movement to build a new kind of learning experience. It calls for combining in-school, out-of-school, employer-based and online learning experiences into a seamless network that is open and inviting to all youth. Kansas City is one of eight cities selected as a pilot. Stay tuned to see how this approach can help elevate opportunities for STEM learning across our region. Learn more.

Science Pioneers, powered by Science City

Science Pioneers creates programs that encourage Kansas City youth to understand and use science and critical thinking in their careers and everyday lives and produces the Greater Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair each year. Resources for educators include lesson plans, ScienceWise teacher courses and specialized training opportunities. In July 2016, Science Pioneers merged with Science City. Named one of the top science centers in the country, Science City offers an engaging environment ripe for exploration, experimentation and discovery, all in the setting of the historic Union Station.  Learn more about Science Pioneers and Science City.

Missouri AHEC

Missouri Area Health Education Centers support Missouri’s health care workforce by connecting students to health science careers. The team is part of the KC HealthTracks initiative and provides many tools to help students explore health careers and connect with professionals already in the field. Learn more.

SITE KC

Social Impact Technology & Engineering (SITE) is working to fill the talent gap of urban Kansas City youth in STEM with a special emphasis on the advanced manufacturing industry. SITE is the Kansas City home for the national MFG Day initiative and has a collection of resources educators can use to introduce students to STEM opportunities. Learn more.

Tools You Can Use

Technology Education Resources

Download this spreadsheet for a list of even more organizations and resources you can connect to, with a special emphasis on technology.

STEM Inspiration and Activities

Internet Science and Technology Fair

An online investigation in science, engineering and other technical fields for students to understand the innovation process.

It Ain’t Rocket Science

Time Warner Cable’s award-winning TV digest introduces parents and kids to some of the coolest opportunities, events and careers in STEM.

Made with Code by Google

An inspiring introduction to the power of coding.

Girl Scouts’ STEM Superstars Guide

Tips for volunteers and parents to help girls make the connection between STEM and their own interests and passions.

Conversation Starters

Use this collection of videos to spark interest and conversation around STEM careers and possibilities.

Share this fascinating look at HP’s virtual reality display to show what STEM can do:

 

 

You may not think of Rolls Royce as an innovator in STEM, but this look at the company’s work with experimental aircraft may just change your mind: