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.
Family STEM Awareness Event GrantThe Family STEM Awareness Event Grant is designed to support a publicly-funded organization wishing to host a STEM event for families in their community. The event needs to target not only students, but also their parents/guardians, industry, and the community at large. The event could focus specifically on math or science or be in celebration of STEM in general. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to those organizations selected. Learn More Here
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 student receiving an award 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.
- Learn more and apply here before January 31, 2017: https://inbre.uidaho.edu/student-programs/high-school/
Upcoming Idaho STEM Events
About This Event:
The Idaho STEM Action Center would like to invite students, families, and community members to join us January 24 for STEM Matters 2017 at the Idaho State Capitol Building. STEM Matters is a free hands-on educational event that will showcase students, community members, and companies that are making a positive impact on STEM education in Idaho. Learn more here
About This Event:
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. Learn more here
How To Participate:
- 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.
- January 21: Idaho Future City Regional Competition
- January 21: Invent Idaho Regional Competition - Coeur d’Alene
- January 24: STEM Matters! Celebration
- January 28: Idaho Middle School Science Bowl
- January 28: Invent Idaho Regional Competition - Boise
- February 3: Invent Idaho Regional Competition - Blackfoot
- February 3: Aerospace Day at BSU
- February 4: Engineering & Science Festival at BSU
- February 6: IETA 2017 Conference
- February 11: Idaho MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition - Pocatello
- February 18: Idaho MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition - Boise
- February 18: Western Idaho Science & Engineering Fair at BSU
- February 19: National Engineers Week Begins
- February 21: Annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo
- February 23: Bengal STEM Day at Idaho State University
- February 27: Idaho High School Science Bowl
Did you miss one of our 2016 STEM events? No worries! Check out photos, videos, and more in our 2016 event archive:
- Computer Science Education Week / Hour of Code | December 5-11, 2016
- INDEEDS Award | October 2016
- STEM Day at the Western Idaho Fair | August 19, 2016
- Idaho Day of Design | July 25, 2016
- FabSLAM Training and Competition | March-April 2016
- Pi Day Fundraising Event | March 14, 2016
- STEM Matters! Celebration | January 29, 2016
STEM News And Blog
BOISE, Idaho (Jan. 11, 2017) — The Idaho STEM Action Center just awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in PK12 grants to education professionals and organizations throughout the state. The grants provide recipients – such as kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, libraries, and out-of-school organizations – with up to $2,500 each to fund innovative science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer-science projects. Read More Here
**Written by Jason George | Featured in November-December 2016 issue of Education Matters
- Jason George is a teacher at Vision Charter School in Caldwell, Idaho. He has been recognized as one of Idaho’s top secondary science educators.
After recently winning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, I was asked what makes a great science teacher. Wow, what a question! Not sure I can sum it all up in one article because there is so much that goes into being a great teacher. First and foremost, I should start by saying that great science teachers are...Read More Here
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...
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