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K-12 STEM Education

MCEER at The Buffalo Museum of Science during National Engineers Week

Our Nation’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) educators are facing a perplexing conundrum: while the demand and wages for STEM workers remains high and is projected to grow, the number of domestic students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees has steadily decreased over the last thirty years (see STEM Education: Preparing for the Jobs of the Future, a report by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee). The solution to this problem appears to be to increase the STEM literacy of this country’s elementary and secondary students.  Efforts to meet this challenge have come from a variety of concerned parties: from President Obama’s national “Educate to Innovate” campaign to regional professional organizations of STEM educators.

MCEER’s mission is to stimulate K-12 students’ and teachers’ interest in disaster-resilient engineering through STEM activities, including interactive demonstrations, presentations, and visits to UB.

Recent Educational Activities

Bring Your Kids to Work Day, April 19, 2013

Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) Mini-conference, March 26, 2013

Science Exploration Day, March 13, 2013

National Engineers Week, February 20, 2013

Local Teachers Learn about Natural Hazards Research, December 18, 2012

Resources

Connecte²d Teaching

Great 1906 Earthquake and Fires of San Francisco

Education Resources

More information about MCEER’s K-12 STEM Education/Plan a visit