National STEM Festival

The U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with EXPLR, will co-present the first-ever National STEM Festival to celebrate student achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative student solutions to urgent global challenges. Learn more.

Museums Advocacy Day

Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to join with fellow museum professionals and supporters to speak up for museums. For 15 years, Museums Advocacy Day has been providing the essential training and support advocates need to meet effectively with members of Congress and their staff. Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to unite … Read more

Mentorship, Well-being, and Professional Development in STEMM — Addressing the “Knowing-Doing Gap”: A Workshop

Despite the significant contributions of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to scientific research, the environments in which they work and learn may constitute a detrimental and toxic “hustle culture,” often offering inconsistent mentorship and professional development opportunities and only intermittently addressing their mental, financial, and social well-being. This workshop will use an intersectional approach to … Read more

2023 Lights on Afterschool

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool … Read more

2023 Mass STEM Week: STEM Design Challenge

Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Adaptations and Bioengineering Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners, the Lloyd Center for the Environment and Buttonwood Park Zoo, for our 2023 STEM Challenge! “Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Adaptations and Bioengineering,” will engage students in grades 5-8 in a unique experience that integrates science and engineering concepts in a … Read more

NSF ITEST Proposal Development Workshop – New England

The STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are working to raise awareness and build the capacity of the field to propose strong, competitive ITEST proposals while increasing the geographic diversity of the ITEST portfolio. To do so, they will be hosting proposal development workshops open to all, in particular … Read more

Office Hours: Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT)

The Experiential Learning in Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT) program is beginning to schedule Webinars and Q&A sessions for potential PIs interested in submitting proposals for the September 14th, 2023 deadline. The ExLENT program seeks to support experiential learning opportunities for individuals from diverse professional and educational backgrounds that will increase access to, and interest in, career pathways in emerging technology fields (e.g., advanced manufacturing, advanced wireless, artificial … Read more

June Community Call – Annual Mid-Year Social

The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) invites community managers to join a community call that’s focused on helping participants meet other members of the CSCCE community of practice who are interested in some of the same community management topics as them. Share the topics that you’re hoping to connect around, and CSCCE works … Read more

Diversci Community of Practice: Strategies For Inclusion

Interested in social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in informal science engagement? Join colleagues and peers from across the world in the free Diversci “Community of Practice” regularly meeting to share ideas, resources and challenge with each other. The community of practice meets every two months online which involves a peer-led spotlight talk exploring a specific theme.  The … Read more