K-12 STEM Education
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
Great 1906 Earthquake and Fires of San Francisco
More information about MCEER’s K-12 STEM Education/Plan a visit