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Registration deadline: July 31, 2022

Artemis I will be the first integrated test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket, and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Artemis I will be an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the moon and beyond.

Register today to let NASA know that you are hosting a watch party, virtually participating or would like to receive the STEM Learning Pathway. Registration will provide communications about launch schedule changes, information about launch-related activities, and access to curated launch resources. All resources, participation and registration are FREE.


The University of Florida is seeking partner educators from afterschool programs to implement CryptoComics, an NSF-funded afterschool curriculum, to engage students in grades 3-5 in cryptology and cybersecurity. Interested educators would implement the curriculum with 15-20 students this summer as part of the final implementation and research phase of the project. Priority will be given to educators who teach students from diverse backgrounds.

Each afterschool educator will receive a stipend of $1,500, curriculum materials, support from the team, and asynchronous online professional development to prepare them to use the curriculum.


Young black father and daughter reading book outside

Escaping into the magical world of a good story is a powerful tool to ignite a child’s imagination, increase their capacity for empathy, and make reading fun!

Join us this spring for the Truist WORD Force Build a Story Project, a fun and easy way to inspire a love of reading and storytelling for students K-2. Introduce your child to the rag-tag group of superheroes in the Truist WORD Force digital lessons and then allow them to write their own stories.

Help your child develop reading and writing skills, and earn a WORD Force prize pack! The prize pack includes a $20 Barnes & Noble gift card, WORD Force character stickers and EVERFI swag.


Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Prizes: cash or gift card 1st place $500, 2nd place $250, 3rd place $100, top 10 entries per category also receive a Mathigon swag box

Submit your best Polypad creations such as artwork, games, puzzles or anything else you can come up with.


From STEM learning opportunities after school and during the summer to young people’s summertime experiences, the America After 3PM survey has provided a wealth of data on what the after school and summer hours look like for children and youth and parents’ expectations of and opinions on afterschool programs.

In the new report, “Promoting Healthy Futures: Afterschool Provides the Supports Parents Want for Children’s Well-Being,” the focus turns to young people’s healthy development and the role that parents see afterschool programs playing, what factors are most important to parents when looking for their child’s afterschool program as it relates to health and wellness, and how programs are supporting the healthy development of the children they serve.


Students with disabilities, those learning English and students who live in rural communities learn at the same rate during the academic year – and often faster – than their peers who are not disadvantaged, but they lose much more ground over the summer, according to new research from the nonprofit education policy and assessment organization NWEA.

The finding bolsters calls by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for state education officials and school leaders to offer intensive summer learning programs for students who have incurred the steepest academic losses due to chronic interruptions to learning during the pandemic.


The perception that boys are more interested than girls in computer science and engineering starts as young as age six, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That may be one reason why girls and women are underrepresented in these STEM career fields, reports study co-author Allison Master, assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Education.
“Gender-interest stereotypes that say ‘STEM is for boys’ begin in grade school, and by the time they reach high school, many girls have made their decision not to pursue degrees in computer science and engineering because they feel they don’t belong,” said Master.


ASTC 2022 Annual Conference: Traversing Tomorrow Together
Monday, Sept. 12 – Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) 2022 Annual Conference represents a return to an in-person conference for the first time since 2019. As we continue to emerge from the pandemic with a refined vision of the future, we will come together to chart a path forward for our own organizations, our communities, and our world. We encourage you to look toward where we are going, not just where we have been.

As we work to determine the specific parameters of what the post-pandemic exhibit hall will look like, we invite you to make a reservation for your exhibit booth.


  • Earn your high school diploma.
  • Earn a professional trade certification in either construction, health and human services, or business.
  • Receive support in advancing your career pathway by applying to college, applying for jobs, or both.
  • Serve as a part-time AmeriCorps member by performing service through job training and earning an AmeriCorps award, at least $1,200, towards your education.

Eligibility:

  • 18, 19 or 20 years old prior to the start of the school year, Sept. 6, 2022.
  • Philadelphia resident.
  • Do not have a high school diploma or GED.

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