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Student innovation competitions seek mentors, judges for 2022 season Providing authentic learning experiences for Kansas City students requires input from real world professionals. From competition judges to classroom mentors, educators and nonprofits must recruit hundreds of professionals each academic year. Inventor and educator Mike Farmer says this...

Many STEM Connect-KC partners came together on Sept. 16 to celebrate Community STEM Day organized by aSTEAM Village and hosted at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. The event featured "Mr. Fascinate" Justin Shaifer, interviewed here by KSHB NBC Action News Reporter Rae Daniel: “STEAM has...

   Project Lead The Way students develop innovative solutions with award-winning STEM projects $25,000 in scholarships awarded in biomedical, sustainability, and other innovation contests May 6, 2021—Project Lead The Way students from across the metro developed innovative projects to address issues such as sanitation under COVID-19, air quality...

As the world turns attention to the #February11 International Day of Girls and Women in Science, KC STEM Alliance releases findings from its research into how to address the gender gap in STEM at a local level.   Kansas City, MO (February 11, 2021)—The KC STEM Alliance...

Remake Learning Days-Kansas City is an innovative learning festival for families and youth taking place May 1-10. Explore something new and participate in fun, hands-on activities created for kids of all ages at libraries, schools, museums, tech centers, play spaces, community centers and more. (Watch...

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...