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Work place tours and job shadows. Hands-on projects and events. Contests and grants. The latest trends in the world of technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
Whether you’re a student, parent, teacher or business, ConnectToTech offers the resources and opportunities to get involved and learn more.
Check out what’s new and the latest events on our calendar. Got questions? Want to participate? Contact us and let us know!
Wow, December is shaping up to be a busy month! Take a look at just some of what we've got going on:
There's a lot of competition activity, including the advancement of 3 LI students to the 2014 Siemens Competition Finals being held Dec. 5-9 in Washington D.C.
Several other competitions are accepting submissions, including: CleanTech, Imagine Cup, ExploraVision and the Weather 2040 Poster Contest which is due Dec. 12. Visit our new Contests & Competitions page for more details.
Computer Science Education Week is December 8 - 14! Celebrate with Hour of Code ideas and resources at Computer Science Education Week's website which includes Coding with Anna and Elsa as well as Tutorials to help you write your first computer program. Some stats from last year: 15 million students worldwide participated and it only took 5 days to reach 15 million users (Facebook took 3 years).
Two area museums have some great exhibits! Open now at the American Museum of Natural History is "Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters" that explores natural phenomena such as earthquakes and hurricanes. On Dec. 14 "Robot Swarm" opens at MoMath and gives visitors the chance to interact with small, horseshoe crab shaped robots that glow. Visit our Programs for Grades K-12 page to learn more.
For the third year, PBS is offering tech-savvy educators an opportunity to show their out-of-the-box uses of technology in the classroom. The Digital Innovators Program will ultimately tap 100 educators nationwide for professional development opportunities. Stop by our Educator Learning Programs page for details.