Author: Callen Zind

KC STEM Alliance typically offers annual professional development events called Teacher Mentor Days, organized by field of study or grade level. For the 2020-21 academic year, these opportunities will shift to more frequent virtual networking opportunities for educators. What: A series of Zoom gatherings for PLTW teachers...

When Covid-19 struck, Green Works in Kansas City staff knew finding traditional internship placements for their Excelerate graduates this summer would be next to impossible. But Program Manager Elaine Warren said the staff quickly turned around plans to align students’ interest in healthcare and environmental...

Congratulations to these three recent high school graduates who each received a $500 inaugural Make It REAL scholarship from the KC STEM Alliance. Several years ago, KC STEM Alliance and STARTLAND teamed up to introduce high school seniors working on innovative capstone projects in engineering and...

A statement from the KC STEM Alliance: "There is absolutely no room for racism and intolerance in our community and in our nation. The KC STEM Alliance stands in solidarity with every member of our community in the fight against racism. We seek to listen, to...

A community outreach program started before the pandemic is proving to make a big difference for residents of one local retirement community. Team 2410 The Metal Mustangs offered open “Tech Talk Hours” to residents of Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kan., to help with tasks...

Heartland and Central Missouri FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Awards Local students, volunteers and partners recognized in online ceremony as FIRST community celebrates virtually May 5, 2020—Although game play for the Infinite Recharge FIRST Robotics Competition season was suspended due to Covid-19, online judging for several awards continued....

Project Lead The Way students persevere to complete award-winning projects in engineering and biomedical sciences $11,500 in scholarships awarded in online design, sustainability and innovation contests May 4, 2020—Despite a disrupted spring semester, students from across the metro completed more than 120 senior capstone projects in engineering...

The FIRST robotics community is known for its core values—including innovation and impact (applying what’s learned to improve the world). And although the season may be suspended, local teams are still innovating to find ways to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sajon Seaberg is...

KC STEM Alliance is closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure we are taking the necessary measures to protect the health and well-being of the FIRST Robotics community during the Heartland Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Olathe. We will adjust operations...

Six local high school robotics teams earned slots at the international FIRST Championships, April 15-18 in Houston, during the Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition on Feb. 29-March 1 at Lee's Summit North High School. This...