Idaho STEM Action Center

Idaho STEM Action Center

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With help from the WaterShed and the Idaho STEM Action Center, these students were able to put on a Youth Climate Summit today at JUMP Boise. What a great day for a summit!
STEM competitions help student's learn and grow in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. We talks to the Idaho Stem Action Center to learn more.

Sponsored by: Idaho STEM Action Center
Our staff love the chance to get out into the community and bring the maker mindset into schools! This week, we ran an impromptu egg drop challenge with 4th grade students at Athol Elementary. With only 15 minutes of build time, their skills were seriously tested -- but everyone had a blast!

Thanks Idaho STEM Action Center for your continued support of our Innovative Educators program!
Project Good is heading to the mountains! We are thrilled to offer two TINKER camps from July 11-14 and July 18-21 in Idaho’s Teton Valley. Teton Valley elementary school students are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in these fun summer camps. Little buddies work with high school STEM Guides to fight the “summer slide” and reinvigorate the joy of learning through hands-on, fast-paced experiments and activities. Each camp will take place at Sherman Park in Victor.

Enrollment for children qualifying for free or reduced lunch begins on May 16 at www.onestone.org. Open enrollment begins on May 23. Please watch here for more details on enrollment or email [email protected] for more information.

This project was funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Teton Valley and by supporters like you! These camps will use One Stone’s TMC Lab, which was sponsored by Battelle, Idaho Out-of-School Network, and the Idaho STEM Action Center Thank you to our generous funders!
LEGO my Eggo won the Motivate Award!!!! Couldn’t be more proud! What an awesome honor! Thank you !! We are Thank you Idaho STEM Action Center for helping them get there!
Tonight, Basin SD's led our third Early STEM Night sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center! The CSOs did a great job and the young students learned all about magnets!


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Presenting... Bristle Bot 2.0: The Anglerfish! Check out the latest highlight from our adventures with the TMC Trailer. What do you think -- should we add some LEDs?

Idaho STEM Action Center Idaho Out-of-School Network STCU
Think, Make, Create Labs... the Idaho STEM Eco System has created this incredible opportunity to provide STEM education for all.

Sponsored by: Idaho STEM Action Center
Nominations are open for the Idaho STEM Action Center's INDEEDS Awards! The Industry’s Excellent Educator Dedicated to STEM (INDEEDS) Award is given to 2 Idaho educators who create real-world STEM opportunities for students! Awardees receive a $2,000 cash prize, $2,000 for their school for STEM programs, and up to $2,000 to attend a national conference related to STEM! Nominate a K-12 educator here:
Join Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children at our annual Community Celebration of Children and Families!

April 16th 11:00-3:00 Julia Davis Park Bandshell

There will be an Easter egg hunt, face painting, book giveaways, photo booth, STEM activities including the Lego Bus, and so much more!

Throughout the day, there will me performances on the Bandstand including live music by Uncle Chris, story times, and Summer Wind Skippers!
https://idahoaeyc.org/week-of-the-young-child/

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Ada Community Library
IdahoSTARS
Idaho State Historical Society
Lee Pesky Learning Center
Idaho STEM Action Center
Building Steam
CapEd Credit Union
Lakeshore Learning
Idaho Central Credit Union
Optum
Wild Beginnings Nature School
Idaho Public Television
Everwild Forest School
Children's Museum of Idaho
Gym Stars
Indie Chicas
Usborne Community Partnerships
Saint Alphonsus
CBH Homes
CLIF Bar
City of Boise
Some science fun at Camp Echo last week! 👩‍🔬⚛️
Missed out on our spring break camp? Sign up for Camp Echo's summer programs for more activities like this!
Register here! https://loom.ly/UKqnYGs Thanks to our STEM partners Idaho STEM Action Center Idaho National Laboratory Micron Technology POWER Engineers for helping make these programs possible!
Mathematics professional development for Idaho educators, FREE to participants and credit available paid by SDE! DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MARCH 10! If interested, please complete this interest form and more information will be emailed to you: https://form.jotform.com/220274944980159

This course, "Numeracy to Algebra", will support teachers in developing conceptual understanding of multiplication and division to help students build a strong foundation for early algebraic thinking through the use of “number strings.” Teachers will receive resources and content knowledge that can be used with any curriculum. The focus will be on concepts typically taught in grades 4 through 6.

Idaho STEM Action Center

The Idaho STEM Action Center was created by House Bill 302 in 2015.

Mission: Engineering innovative opportunities for educators, students, communities, & industry to build a competitive Idaho workforce & economy through STEM & computer science education.

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Are you ready to be a world record holder? – Idaho Water 05/17/2022

Are you ready to be a world record holder? – Idaho Water

Are you ready to be a world record holder?

We are excited to bring awareness to groundwater quality! Groundwater serves as the primary drinking water resource for 95% of Idahoans. This project allows youth and adults across the state to connect in a unique way while celebrating groundwater.
For more information go to:
http://idahowater.org/are-you-ready-to-be-a-world-record-holder/

Are you ready to be a world record holder? – Idaho Water Are you ready to be a world record holder? Time to Submit Your Video! We are excited to bring awareness to groundwater quality! Groundwater serves as the primary drinking water resource for 95% of Idahoans. This project allows youth and adults across the state to connect in a unique way while celebr...

WEF - Stockholm Junior Water Prize 05/16/2022

WEF - Stockholm Junior Water Prize

2022 Idaho State Winner for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Taryn Godfrey, Grangeville was selected as the Idaho SJWP winner for her paper: Microplastic Filter for the Outflow of a Washing Machine. Taryn is a senior at Grangeville High School and will be representing Idaho at the national competition in Colorado in June. All student expenses are covered to attend the national competition and the winner represents the United States in August in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize was founded in 1997 by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to complement the Stockholm Water Prize. SJWP is organized in the United States and Canada by the Water Environment Federation and is sponsored by Xylem and Jacobs. SJWP encourages and recognizes student research on water issues.

For more information: https://www.wef.org/resources/for-the-public/SJWP/

WEF - Stockholm Junior Water Prize U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Be the Light: Elizabeth Bonker’s 2022 Valedictorian Speech at Rollins College Commencement 05/13/2022

Be the Light: Elizabeth Bonker’s 2022 Valedictorian Speech at Rollins College Commencement

Technology provides a plethora of opportunities for people around the world. In this case technology provided a voice to the voiceless.

Elizabeth Bonker is a graduate from Rollins College, a valedictorian and their commencement speaker. She is also a non-verbal young woman with autism who has not been able to speak her whole life. Her life story is as inspiring as the words she "spoke" with the help of technology.

It is a 6 minute video you will not regret taking the time to watch and listen to her words.

Congratulations to this years Class of 2022!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g5aJExZQwg&t=365s

Be the Light: Elizabeth Bonker’s 2022 Valedictorian Speech at Rollins College Commencement Rollins College’s 2022 Valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker, who is affected by non-speaking autism and communicates solely by typing, urges her fellow graduates t...

05/13/2022

STEM at Home!

Some Chemistry happening today for our weekly [email protected] activity! Thanks Nate, Jaxton and Lynden for demonstrating how to make our own bouncy balls at home!
Enjoy your weekend and bouncing your DIY bouncy balls!

Stay STEM-spired

How to Make Bouncy Balls 05/13/2022

How to Make Bouncy Balls

[email protected] with CBS2 Live on Facebook

Looking for a fun gooey activity for the weekend? Tune in this morning to see Nate Larsen CBS2 and his young chemists mix up their own homemade bouncy balls!

Materials needed:
1 tablespoon of borax (found in the laundry section of the grocery store)
1/2 cup or warm water
2 tablespoons of white glue (Elmer’s school glue works the best)
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
Food color (optional)

For instructions on making your bouncy balls go to:
https://thestemlaboratory.com/how-to-make-bouncy-balls/

For more [email protected] activities be sure to head on over to the resource portal on our website at: https://stem.idaho.gov/resources/

Have a STEM-Tastic weekend and Stay STEM-spired!

How to Make Bouncy Balls Looking for a fun and simple science activity that’s sure to entertain the kids?! In this quick, five minute experiment, little chemists mix up their own homemade bouncy balls.

K-12 Registration Form 05/12/2022

K-12 Registration Form

WILDFIRE EDUCATION from BSU

Workshop Topic
Wildfires in the western USA are increasing in size, frequency, and severity. Climate change and increased development in wildfire-prone areas contribute to the catastrophic impacts of these fires. This workshop explores the history, science of fire behavior, connection to climate change, and impacts of wildfires. Participants will be equipped with the content knowledge and understanding to confidently teach wildfire and increase their students environmental literacy through this local phenomenon based issue. Four one-hour lessons are covered in this workshop. These lessons use interactive, fun, hands-on activities that utilize place based teaching and learning methods.

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of wildfires and climate change in the western US is encouraged to attend this workshop. The lessons are focused on the 4th grade level, however many of the activities and concepts are appropriate for the 3rd- 12th grade level with some modifications.

Cost and Credits
1 credit
$60 to enroll. Participants who complete the workshop will receive a $100 stipend and free wildfire teaching kit!

When and Where?
May 19, 2022. 8:30-3:30 Boise State University, Environmental Research Building, 1295 W University Dr.

Register Here:
https://aceware.boisestate.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=KE226TE2325

K-12 Registration Form Registration Deadline: May 19, 20221 CreditNOTE: This registration page is for professional development credit, NOT for registration in the course itself. NOTE: Credit earned through professional development courses CANNOT be used to satisfy requirements for an academic degree or be used for financi...

Photos from Idaho STEM Action Center's post 05/11/2022

Students across Idaho are competing and representing the state at the leading International Science & Engineering Fair this week in Atlanta, Georgia! Shout out to the 6 Idaho Science & Engineering Fair finalists competing among the 1,750 finalists across 63 countries, regions and territories.

05/10/2022
INDEEDS AWARDS - Idaho STEM Action Center 05/10/2022

INDEEDS AWARDS - Idaho STEM Action Center

Nominations for the INDEEDS Award are now open!

Do you know a public-school educator who not only creates unique opportunities for students to experience the fun and excitement of STEM, but who also integrates real-world STEM examples and hands-on activities into the classroom? We are looking for educators that embody just that and we’d love to hear their STEM-azing story!

The Industry’s Excellent Educator Dedicated to STEM (INDEEDS) Award is given to two Idaho educators who create unique opportunities for students to experience the fun and excitement of STEM by integrating real-world experiences and hands-on activities into the classroom.

Educators from two award categories will be selected, one from K-6th and 7th-12th grades. These Idaho educators with a strong commitment to going above and beyond in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will be chosen by our industry partners.
Website: https://stem.idaho.gov/indeeds/

INDEEDS AWARDS - Idaho STEM Action Center https://youtu.be/KpWRqW9alfY The Industry’s Excellent Educator Dedicated to STEM (INDEEDS) Award is given to two Idaho educators who create unique opportunities for students to experience the fun and excitement of STEM by integrating real-world experiences and hands-on activities into the classroo...

Timeline photos 05/09/2022

Huge Congratulations to the National Finalists, especially to the team "Cloudy with a chance of Robotics" from Eagle,
STEM-Tastic!

We are proud to announce the 2021-2022 eCYBERMISSION National Finalists, Regional Finalists, and State Winners!

Visit www.ecybermission.com to read the list of winners! We are so proud of all of the fantastic science and engineering projects conducted by our students this year. Whether or not they made it to Nationals, every single team should be so proud of the work that they accomplished this year. The road to our National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) starts today!


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Idaho Mentor Teachers - Math 05/09/2022

Idaho Mentor Teachers - Math

Become an Idaho Math Mentor Teacher
This opportunity will provide a $500 stipend and two professional development credits for completing training to be a mentor teacher with Dr. Julie Amador from University of Idaho Regional Math Center. Training dates are June 20, 22, 23 24 and 27, 10:00 to 12:00 PDT/11:00 to 1:00 MDT and June 23, 24, 27 1:00 to 3:00 PDT/2:00 to 4:00 MDT. Teachers trained as mentors will have an opportunity for an additional stipend to mentor a new elementary teacher in math or a secondary math teacher during the 2022-23 school year. Sign up here for more information: https://form.jotform.com/221097408414150

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2022 Power Up Summit – Idaho Out-Of-School Network 05/09/2022

2022 Power Up Summit – Idaho Out-Of-School Network

2022 POWER UP SUMMIT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Join other ION partners at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel on September 29th and 30th for the only statewide conference dedicated solely to out-of-school time. We are excited for this year's theme, "Plug In & Power Up!"

Early bird pricing -- available through August 12th -- is $100 per participant for the entire event. Agenda information, keynotes and presenters are available at ION's website. Please go to:

https://idahooutofschool.org/2022-summit/?mc_cid=b3204edada&mc_eid=caa6bb8745

2022 Power Up Summit – Idaho Out-Of-School Network Andrew Fletcher is the Associate Executive Director of Child Development for the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. He supports 29 early childhood and school age programs throughout Treasure Valley. He is also the Chair of the Idaho-of-School Network and has been involved with ION for the past 6 years. Wi...

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

Congratulations to all the winners!

We are proud to announce the 2021-2022 eCYBERMISSION National Finalists, Regional Finalists, and State Winners!

Visit www.ecybermission.com to read the list of winners! We are so proud of all of the fantastic science and engineering projects conducted by our students this year. Whether or not they made it to Nationals, every single team should be so proud of the work that they accomplished this year. The road to our National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) starts today!


Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) National Science Teaching Association U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Battelle

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

Way to go Team Tators! STEM-tastic video!

https://youtu.be/Q9CkhxuUOao FRC 2122 Team Tators continues the path of excellence with another fantastic Rapid React robot. Check out their on-field color sensing vision demo, automated climber and great cargo scoring capabilities on Behind the Bumpers.

Support Local Gems - James E Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho 05/06/2022

Support Local Gems - James E Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho

Support Idaho Small Businesses on May 6th, 2022

Idaho’s small businesses have shown immense resilience in the face of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and rising costs. Local shops, restaurants, job creators and retailers have led the way through these challenges, preserving Idaho’s unique values along the way. Idaho’s small businesses epitomize what makes the Gem State special, and they deserve our support.

What is the Support Local Gems initiative?
The Support Local Gems initiative is an all-day celebration of the small businesses that make Idaho special. On Friday, May 6th, 2022, you are invited to support small businesses in your community as they work to get back on their feet after a year of significant challenges.

https://www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/support-local-gems

Support Local Gems - James E Risch, U.S. Senator for Idaho Idaho’s small businesses have shown immense resilience in the face of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and rising costs. Local shops, restaurants, job creators and retailers have led the way through these challenges, preserving Idaho’s unique values along the way. Idaho’s small busin...

05/06/2022

STEM at Home! Cinco De Mayo

Thanks Nate Larsen CBS2 once again for sharing a STEM-tastic activity in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! Looks like the kids learned how to build a Mayan Pyramid while having a ton of fun! Great looking pyramid Jaxton!

05/06/2022

Thank you for your support during Idaho Gives 2022! Your gift makes STEM-azing programs possible for educators, students and communities throughout Idaho. Together, we are building a strong economic future!

Cinco de Mayo Activity for Kids: Mexican Pyramids 05/06/2022

Cinco de Mayo Activity for Kids: Mexican Pyramids

[email protected] with CBS2 Live on Facebook

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Did you know that the Mayans in Mexico built pyramids? The Mayans were an ancient civilization dating back to 2600 B.C. The Mayan people were very skilled mathematicians and astronomers, creating their own calendars and pyramid temples by using these skills. The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest structure at Teotihuacan. Today Teotihuacan is one of the noted archaeological attractions of Mexico well known for it’s Mesoamerican pyramids built in pre- Columbian Americas.

The materials used to create the Mayan pyramids consisted of adobe mud and stone and mica, an insulator, imported over 2,000 miles away from Brazil. The largest temple is the Pyramid of the Sun which stands 210 feet tall, the temple is made of wood. Many elaborate designs are found inside the pyramids including murals and hieroglyphics.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by building your own pyramid. You can make Moon Sand or use playdough to create your pyramid. For Moon Sand you will need:
- 3 cups of sand
- 1.5 cups corn starch
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup of water
- 3 different sizes of square Tupperware for the molds

For instructions go to:
http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/2014/04/24/cinco-de-mayo-activity-kids-mexican-pyramids/

Cinco de Mayo Activity for Kids: Mexican Pyramids Cinco de Mayo Activity for Kids: Mexican Pyramids using Moon Sand

05/05/2022

Want to make a difference for students on the last day of Idaho Gives? We still have a few remaining matching funds to support these incredible programs, courtesy of Perpetua Resources to match your gift dollar-for-dollar. Visit our Idaho Gives page at https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/idaho-stem-action-center-foundation to make a donation in support of life-shaping STEM programs. We are truly STEM-azed by the generosity we've seen this week. Help us reach our goal today!

05/04/2022

Thank you to Re-POP for partnering with us during Idaho Gives and supporting STEM Education in Idaho!

May the Fourth Be With You! All Star Wars items 10% off today!
plus- 10% of all sales for the 4th & 5th will be donated to Idaho Stem Action Center
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05/04/2022
05/04/2022

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

05/02/2022

Education helps open children’s minds and exposes them to opportunities they may never have known existed. We are proud to support STEM education opportunities in Idaho because we believe the next generation of scientists, researchers and engineers are sitting in our classrooms. We want to provide hands-on learning experiences to help students unlock new passions and develop the skills they need to succeed.—Laurel Sayer, CEO, Perpetua Resources. Our matching partner, Perpetua Resources is generously matching your Idaho Gives gift until we reach our goal of $12,000.

https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/idaho-stem-action-center-foundation

Videos (show all)

STEM Matters! Industry Check-In with Idaho Milk Products
STEM Matters! Jobs Discussion with Idaho Department of Labor
STEM Matters! Learn about the USS Idaho Submarine
STEM Matters! State of STEM in Idaho
STEM Matters! Externship Program Highlight
STEM Matters! Cybersecurity with Idaho National Laboratory
STEM Matters! Conversation with Association of Idaho Cities
STEM@HOME with CBS2 Celebrating STEM Matters Virtual Week!

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