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Computer Science Education Week starts December 7 and with it comes multiple opportunities for tech career exploration and ideas for how to turn fun exploration exercises like the Hour of Code into next steps for students. Check out these opportunities: For Educators PLTW Cybersecurity Event 3-4:30 p.m. CST,...

Cool Science is a free and public art competition for K-12 artists, organized through a collaboration of UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Kansas and Kansas City Art Institute. Challenge Questions This year, Cool Science is asking young artists to answer...

Take a look at how students, teachers and other partners in Kansas City's learning community are pushing forward with innovative learning this fall with these scenes from around the region. Project Lead The Way teachers bringing real world input into capstone students' project planning: Shout out to...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo courtesy of PowerUp[/caption] Cyber Games team support available: Apply by Nov. 20 Educators and parents: Kansas City’s aSTEAM Village has grant funding available to support teams in a new cybersecurity team competition and it’s not too late to join the action! PowerUp: Cyber...

The Linda Hall Library — one of the world’s largest research libraries dedicated to science, engineering and technology — will bring together national and international water experts to explore how “imagining a day without water” can become a thing of the past during a special virtual conference: Water: Access, Supply...

Data literacy is a critical 21st century skill that students need for the jobs of tomorrow. Microsoft's partnership with NASA includes a Day of Data, where students can explore how data powers our astronauts, our space missions, and our world. Celebrate 20 years of humans aboard...

Currently celebrating 25 years as an education reform initiative, Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications now through early 2021 for graduate courses and master's degrees that offer extraordinary experiences through zoos and botanical gardens in the United States and in 15 countries throughout the world. Earth...

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...