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Eighteen middle school students from Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center’s summer program discovered what it takes to build and program a robot in just five days during a FIRST ® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge robotics camp this summer. The...

The power of STEM captured the world's attention 50 years ago this summer during the Apollo 11 moon landing. The nation officially celebrates July 19-20 with some events you can join virtually plus you will find plenty of local opportunities to dig into the history...

Recent high school grads find out during workshop with KC's entrepreneurial community After spending their senior year of high school wrestling with a real-world problem and then designing and testing solutions, more than 20 recent graduates came together for a workshop to explore how they might...

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri offers numerous empowering ways for girls to explore STEM in the region. Here’s a look at a few: Cookie Construction is a six-month mentorship program with local female architects and designers and Girl Scouts of NE Kansas &...

With their sense of wonder and natural curiosity, preschoolers are ready made for STEM learning. To tap into that power and to build a foundation for a positive STEM identity from the beginning of their formal education journey, Project Lead The Way is rolling out...

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for this summer's professional development workshop series, free to K-16 educators. These full-day workshops, hosted in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of Financial Literacy and the Center for Economic Education at Emporia State University,...

If you want to know what a career is really like, it's best to go straight to the source. Students from six metro schools had the chance to do just that during a Civil Engineering Careers Immersion Day for Project Lead The Way Civil Engineering...

The Liberty School District launched its first STEAM recognition event this spring to put students planning to pursue STEM/STEAM in the limelight. Each student received a certificate and recognition pin during the ceremony, which included keynotes from school alumni and friends currently working in STEM fields. "We...

A Closer Look: Blue Valley Femineers Blue Valley was the first school district in the state of Kansas to offer the Femineer program, which uses curriculum created by Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering to inspire and empower female students to pursue STEM  in their education...

Seventeen teams from the six-county KC metropolitan area were among the more than 15,000 students from around the world who traveled to Houston to put their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST Championship. The four-day Houston event, attended by more than 33,000 people...