STEM TC in the News

Campus Group Energizes STEM Educators

Jen Bourgeault, Sameer Honwad, and Laura Nickerson lead breakout groups at the SELC meeting on 12-19
SELC Lightning Talks 12-19-16

On December 19, 23 members of the STEM Educators Learning Community (SELC) met at UNH’s Memorial Union Building for a “Lightning Talk,” the second in a three-part series. Four educators—Jennifer Bourgeault, Shane Bradt, Sameer Honwad, and Laura Nickerson—gave five-minute presentations aimed at enhancing their colleagues’ understanding of their work in STEM education, sparking new ideas and promoting collaborations. Read the full article here->





N.H. Launches a Computer Science for All Initiative at UNH Manchester

Introducing teachers to Raspberry Pi mini-computers at a workshop
Teachers at the CS4NH event

When today’s elementary school students become adults, they will live in a world run on computers. Computer science is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the country, but the number of students graduating with a computer science degree is far below what the job market today demands.

Better preparing students for careers in computing is a challenge that’s been identified here in New Hampshire, as well as across the country, and something the New Hampshire Department of Education, the UNH STEM Discovery Lab and the STEM Teachers Collaborative at the UNH Leitzel Center are working to address with the launch of CS4NH. This new initiative is aimed at providing every student in the state a chance to learn about computer science in grades K-12 to prepare them for the emerging demands of the 21st century. Read the full article here>

Teachers Gather for Second Annual STEM Educators Summit

Chris Emdin at the 2016 STEM Educators Summit

Chris Emdin from Columbia Teachers' College
delivers the keynote address

On May 7, K-12 educators from across the region gathered at UNH Manchester for the second annual STEM Educators Summit presented by the UNH STEM Teachers Collaborative (STEM TC) and hosted by UNH Manchester, the STEM Discovery Lab, the UNH Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, UNH Cooperative Extension, and UNH Department of Education.

“The 2016 STEM Educators Summit was a great way for teachers to learn about and practice new technologies and ideas, get a deeper introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and network with other dedicated professionals,” said Laura Nickerson, director of STEM TC. Read the full article here>

Full STEM Ahead

Equipment at the 2016 STEM Educators Summit
A workshop at the summit

Adrien Deshaies is helping his students push limits and approach science in unconventional ways. A science and robotics teacher at Belmont High School in New Hampshire, he attended the second annual STEM Educators Summit for approaches and tools that will inspire his students to think outside the box, think critically and challenge ideas. Deshaies’ goal is for his students not just to experience the study of science and robotics, but to contribute to it. Read the full interview here>