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About Our STEM Opportunities

Each month the Idaho STEM Action Center offers new opportunities for students and educators.
These opportunities include funding for professional development, instructional materials, competitions, internships, and scholarships.

Open Opportunities for Educators

Idaho Science & Engineering Fair Student Project/Travel Grant

  • Application Deadline: December 16, 2016
  • Who Can Apply: High School Educators
  • About: The STEM Action Center is proud to sponsor regional high school science and engineering fairs for the 2016-2017 school year. If selected, the educator will receive up to $2,000 to support participation in their regional fair. Educators will use these funds to purchase classroom materials for student projects and to cover travel costs for the educator and students to attend their regional fair.
  • Learn More Here

Open Opportunities for Students

High School to College Paid STEM Internship:

The Idaho STEM Action Center and Idaho INBRE are offering 10-week trainee positions for graduating high school students interested in STEM fields. The program pays each awarded to student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend professional development and scientific seminar presentations and will prepare a poster highlighting their work to be presented at the 2017 Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference.

Computer Science Week / Hour of Code (December 5-11)

What is "Hour of Code"?

Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science where anyone can learn the basics. Tutorials are available in over 45 languages for all ages. Every Idaho student, teacher, parent, and others who completes an "Hour of Code" through code.org may enter into a drawing sponsored by Idaho Digital Learning and STEM Action Center to win various prizes. The winners will be chosen across four categories: PreK-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, 9th-12th grade, and Adult category (Administrator, Teacher or Parent) and one (1) grand prize winner of an iPad Mini chosen from all categories. Visit Hour of Code website

Industry Volunteers Needed

Computer Science Education Week is approaching soon and we are seeking industry professionals that are willing to visit a local classroom to support and participate in an "Hour of Code" with students. Apply Here


Idaho Science & Engineering Fairs

About Our Regional Fairs

The Idaho STEM Action Center is proud to sponsor regional high school science and engineering fairs for the 2016-2017 school year. Winners of these regional fairs will be eligible to compete in the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Intel ISEF is one of the premier national student science and engineering competitions. Idaho students will be able to work with their teacher to purchase materials necessary to participate in the competition. Educators and students will also have access to virtual mentors to support them on their projects. The top student projects at each local fair will have the opportunity to attend the national Intel ISEF in May 2017 and represent Idaho. All expenses for attendance at nationals will be covered by the Idaho STEM Action Center.

 

Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (WISEF)

February 18, 2017 @ Boise State University | Learn More

Northern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (NISEF)

March 4, 2017 @ The University of Idaho | Learn More

Eastern Idaho Science & Engineering Fair (EISEF)

March 11, 2017 @ Idaho State University | Learn More

How To Participate

  • COMPETE - Idaho high school students are encouraged to compete at their regional fair. As of November 15, we already have 88 students registered!
  • SPONSOR - Regional sponsorship opportunities are available and are a great way for businesses to directly support local STEM students.
  • VOLUNTEER - We are looking for volunteers to help us on-site during each regional fair.
  • JUDGE - All three regional fairs will need judges to review student projects.
  • MENTOR - Sign up to become a mentor to student competitors.

INDEEDS Award Winners Announced

Melyssa Ferro and Sonia Galaviz

The Idaho STEM Action Center is honoring two teachers who champion science, technology, engineering and mathematics while connecting students with industry leaders to mentor projects and providing invaluable career guidance. Learn More

  • Media Coverage / Teacher Interviews: (view more videos on our YouTube Channel)

 


STEM News And Blog

Idaho Students Raising Funds To Launch Their Spacecraft

A group of high school students from North Idaho STEM Charter Academy has worked hard to design and develop an interactive spacecraft for NASA and they need our help on Kickstarter!

STEM Is A State Of Mind:

I very much liked what Angela Hemingway wrote recently, that the working definition of STEM in Idaho is an integration of two (or more) STEM fields and is broad, encompassing not only the traditional STEM fields, but also health care...

Defining STEM – Critical, But Not As Easy As You Might Think:

As the term STEM has become more widely used, people can recite the words associated with the acronym: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, beyond this seemingly simple definition, various stakeholders often have significantly different conceptions of what STEM actually means in...

High School to College Paid STEM Internship:

The Idaho STEM Action Center and Idaho INBRE are offering 10-week trainee positions for graduating high school students interested in STEM fields. The program pays each awarded to student to work full-time in an established faculty laboratory for the summer. In addition to doing guided research, students will attend professional development and scientific seminar presentations and will prepare a poster highlighting their work to be presented at the 2017 Idaho INBRE Summer Research Conference.

Tylar Hedrick, a 14-year-old Idaho student who grew up watching the Science Channel, is now giving advice to the country’s top scientists as the as the president’s new Kid Science Adviser. Read more from the Idaho Press Tribune here

Creative Young Inventors Are Exceptional Summer Interns

Imagine hiring a summer intern with creative problem solving skills who can communicate effectively and is an independent, self-motivated worker! The Invent Idaho High School State Finals Grand Champion inventor may be the very intern you are seeking for your business or industry. Learn More Here