Parent / Educator Links

As parents and educators, you have the very exciting and extremely important job of promoting STEM as a possible course of study and career path for youth of all backgrounds. Here are some links we think you might find useful:

Find STEM Iowa
This website lists STEM events taking place all throughout Iowa. In addition, STEM events can be submitted to be put up on their calendar. There is also quite a bit of other Iowa STEM information.

Too Small to Fail
Too Small to Fail aims to help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five, so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.

Bedtime Math
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Engineering Kids Books
There are plenty of interesting, fun books about engineering for kids of any age, so check out some of our favorites!

Stats on STEM Jobs, careers, data, ways to talk about STEM –
Change the Equation

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STEM Connector
Million Women Mentors

Lesson plans:
Teach Engineering
Try Engineering – Lesson Plans
Teacher’s Lessons
Engineering Classroom

Great resource for real-world examples and why their learning is so important –
NAE Grand Challenges
STEM-Works
We Use Math
Engage Engineering

Coding and Technology Fun-
Code.org
Tynker
Girls Who Code
Digi Girlz
Scratch

Organizations that do STEM programming-
Robotics and Research-
FIRST® LEGO League (and other K-12 programs)
VEX
Curriculum-
Project Lead The Way
Engineering is Elementary

Website for careers, examples, cool uses of engineering-
EGFI
Engineer Girl
Discover Engineering

Awesomely fun way to learn about things and How Stuff Works-
How Stuff Works

Because space and NASA are just cool-
NASA For Students
Sally Ride Science
NASA Women

Great professional organizations-
Society of Women Engineers
Girl Scouts STEM programming
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Electrical Engineering and Technology
American Society for Engineering Education
American Society of Civil Engineers
Check out the trailer for their awesome movie: Dream Big
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
Women in Engineering ProActive Network
And it could go on and on!

Other organizations listings for deeper dive-
NEA STEM Resources
Masters in Data Science Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids
Iowa Governor’s STEM