BALM, Fla. – Growing up in India, Sriyanka Lahiri wanted to pursue a career in science, and importantly, found support from both her parents. But she credits her father, a chemical engineer, for encouraging her in scientific subjects… Read More
Many people have heard of Dr. Marie Curie, likely in a science class in school. The French physicist and chemist earned two Nobel Prize honors for her work, becoming the first person ever to do so. And she… Read More
Why insects? Learning about insects, or entomology, is a great way to introduce youth to science and exploration. STEM careers are growing in availability. This opens up a world of possibilities for youth. If your child is intimidated… Read More
Throughout history, women have been instrumental in advancing science, in key discoveries and insightful developments. Some of my favorite contemporary scientists are women, including Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Dr. Eugenie “Genie” Clark, each of whom… Read More
Do you know a farmer … a scientist … a military member? Maybe not. But it matters, especially for inspiring youth to pursue STEM careers.
My work aims to improve public engagement with science. To me, that means I am trying to bring scientists together with stakeholders so that together, they can combine their expertises and concerns to address problems on which science… Read More
Join us Sept. 18 for an open house to showcase for youth the array of engineering paths, careers and options available. From 6-8 p.m., co-hosts UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County 4-H and Sarasota UF Innovation Station will highlight the… Read More
STEM is the new buzzword, well actually its acronym, but nevertheless I am sure you have heard this word in the news and thought to yourself, “what is this STEM thing, and what is the big deal?” STEM… Read More
GROWING AGRICULTURAL AWARENESS AND STEM CAREERS. J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and G. Sachs, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL
Situation: As more and more youth are being raised in an urban setting, they are less connected to agriculture and less knowledgeable of agriculture and related careers. At the same time, there is also a nation-wide shortage of… Read More
I ATE MY HOMEWORK! AN INTEGRATIVE PROGRAM GROWING IN SCHOOLS H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL, K. McCormick, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. K. Henry, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. C. Woodard, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL.
Situation: School teachers in urban counties pursue activities growing plants that reinforce learning science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Hydroponics in the classroom offers an affordable, reliable, and manageable hands- on activity for students to demonstrate techniques in STEM… Read More
When I was a young man going to middle school in 1989. I remember my first introduction to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activity. It wasn’t known as a STEM activity back then; instead, it was a… Read More