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!
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 August 2022.
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.
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. Applications are available in the fall with the event occurring in December.
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.
Anticipated program dates: Fall of 2021.
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.
Gilbertson Hall – North Wing 142