The statewide #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge has launched!


Bring NASA lessons to learners with free professional development

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As we posted in November, Battelle won a grant with NASA to help connect educators to four mini-design challenges for students in grades 3-12. Each is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. We have selected teachers of 3,000 students across the country to receive STEM crates to help implement those challenges in their classrooms.  Teachers and informal program providers who did not receive STEM crates are still invited to attend our professional development sessions. With these sessions, we’ll provide the […]

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2020 in review and our holiday wishes for you

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Happy holidays from the entire Ohio STEM Learning Network team. As we close out this eventful year, we’re taking a quick look back at you, our audience of educators, administrators and parents. What were the posts about STEM education you found most valuable? Looking at our website analytics, here are the top 10 most read posts. For each, we’ve included a brief note about what you can expect from this program in the coming year. Teachers: Apply now for an […]

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Advice on STEM designation from McKinley STEMM Academy

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In May 2020, 10 more schools in the Buckeye State earned the STEM/STEAM designation from the Ohio STEM Committee. The designation recognizes a school as an effective place for STEM or STEAM learning. The Ohio STEM Learning Network and Ohio Department of Education collaborate to support the designation process. Among the schools earning the designation in May was the McKinley STEMM Academy, a K-8 elementary school in the Toledo Public Schools district. As with many schools seeking the designation, McKinley […]

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Celebrate #CSedweek with 28,000 Ohio students

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Computer Science opens more doors. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to healthcare. Seventy-one percent (71%) of all U.S. jobs require digital skills. (Brookings Institution) High-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best-paying, and largest sector of all new wages in the U.S. This holds true in our state. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association, Ohio is ranked 10th in the country in both net tech employment and net tech employment job gains. (CompTIA report) Yet […]

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Key dates for schools to earn STEM/STEAM designation in 2021

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The Ohio STEM Learning Network exists to improve access to and quality of STEM education across Ohio, inspiring students and laying the founding for a growing state economy. We expand STEM education of through professional development and networking for educators, student opportunities like the #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge, our regional STEM hubs, and our collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education to support the designation of STEM/STEAM schools. Pursuing STEM/STEAM designation is a way for schools to communicate their […]

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Bring NASA lessons into your classroom with Space from a Distance

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The Ohio STEM Learning Network proudly announces a new collaboration between science non-profit Battelle and NASA—Next Gen STEM: Space from a Distance. At, explore NASA’s standards-aligned, hands-on STEM activities and then join us for an informational webinar on 12/9/2020 to learn how to qualify for a free STEM crate with supplies for 30 students. Starting next year on February 1st, will feature standards-aligned design challenges designed for K-12 by NASA professionals. Each week will focus on a different […]

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New #STEMpowersOhio webinars with The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology


Considering joining this year’s #STEMpowersOhio Design & Entrepreneurship Challenge, but not sure how to get started? The Ohio STEM Learning Network and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology will join forces to bring 6-12th teachers a robust series of sessions to help you get started. We want as many students as possible to participate this year, and we hope this workshop series will give educators the support needed to make this program a success. These webinars will […]

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