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Teaching Resources

As a teacher, you are passionate about STEM concepts and want your students to experience these subjects and know that they are awesome!  STEM@SVSU helps with this by providing links to content-specific resources and to funding sources for K-12 teachers. Check out all these STEMazing resources here!

Dow Corning Foundation Fellows

The Dow Corning Foundation-SVSU-Community STEM Partnership program is designed to have a widespread impact to create positive perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of STEM. Participating teachers attend a summer workshop and develop an inquiry-based project for their school, with support from SVSU Faculty and Regional STEM professionals. Funding is provided by the Dow Corning Foundation; it is anticipated that the program will continue through May 2022.

Funding for this program has ended. We will update this site if/when future funding becomes available.

Dow Science & Sustainability Education Center

The Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center features a unique summer internship research program that promotes collaboration between high school students, teachers, SVSU students and SVSU faculty mentors. It also aims to engage the broader community with its mobile science lab, through which citizens will have opportunities to participate in scientific studies of the Saginaw Bay Watershed as well as green chemistry, biodiversity and alternate energy. 

Funding for this program has ended. We will update this site if/when future funding becomes available.

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is a national initiative to increase diversity in computer science as well as to introduce coding to students at a young age. SVSU offers an annual event for 4th grade classes to participate in coding activities on our campus. This is a free program; however, the school district is responsible for transportation to SVSU.

Application Available: Fall 2022

Anticipated Program Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 (approximately 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

STEM Stars

STEM@SVSU and MiSTEM, East Central Michigan Region annually partner to recognize STEM Stars from the Great Lakes Bay Region (Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw counties). A STEM Star may be a K-12 classroom teacher, Robotics Coach, STEM Coordinator, or someone else in your district/ISD who makes incredible contributions to STEM education. A district may nominate more than one individual; however, priority will be given to nominees who have not been previous recipients of the award. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee and those selected will receive a $250 award to enhance STEM education in their classroom or program, as well as a 3D printed keepsake.

Nomination link available in December

Awardees notified in January

STEM Star recognized at STEM Teacher Dinner in February/March

STEM Teacher Dinner

Each year, STEM@SVSU invites local K-12 educators to enjoy dinner, learn about upcoming STEM programs and events, and listen to an engaging keynote speaker. We also recognize STEM Stars during this event and give away teacher appreciation prizes donated by local businesses and organizations.

Past keynote speakers have included:

Dr. Greg Johnson, Science Consultant, Wayne Mathematics and Science Center

Mr. Terry Woychowski, Vice President of North American Test Operations, Link Engineering

Mr. Matthew Felan, President and CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

Mr. Jay Gross, Educator and Speaker, Best Keynote

Ms. Melanie Kalmar, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Digital Officer, Dow


RSVP link available in January

Program Date: Annually in February or March

Summer STEM Video Contest

STEM@SVSU is partnering with MiSTEM East Central Michigan Region for the Summer STEM Video Contest again this year! The contest is open to all K-12 students and teachers in the Great Lakes Bay Region. It’s easy - just submit your information in this Google Form and send your video to between now and June 30th. If you are under 18 years of age, be sure to have your parent/guardian fill out the form with you. At least one video will be highlighted each week throughout the summer. In your video, be sure to introduce yourself (first name only and grade level or school name). If your video is chosen, you will win an awesome STEM kit, delivered directly to your house!

Videos should:

  • Show you completing a STEM Activity at Home
  • Be sent as MP4 or .MOV files to (please do not share a google file with us)
  • Be approximately 1 to 3 minutes long

SVSU Regional Mathematics & Science Center

The SVSU Regional Mathematics and Science Center provides the leadership and support for systemic change in mathematics and science education throughout the SVSU service area for preschool through higher education in both public and private institutions. 


WeCode at Saginaw Valley State University is a FREE one-day weekend boot camp for beginners who would like to explore basics of coding using Sphero Programming. Our main objective is to encourage everyone to try out programming and explore the possible opportunities in the field of Computer Science. The boot camps are offered in Fall and Winter semesters. Check back for more information. 

Anticipated Program Dates: Fall 2022

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