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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

This site provides a hub of STEM information and resources to support the academic achievement of all students in Colorado.

STEM Think Tank. The purpose of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics think tank is to inform the vision for STEM education for the state department of education, to advise the department on implementation and policy issues related to STEM education, to connect STEM educators, and to document best practices for replicability of programs with promising outcomes.

Please contact Dr. Violeta Garcia if you would like to be part of this effort.

View information on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Important Announcements:

Finalist for Shell Science Lab

Congratulations to Benjamin Magtutu from Delta High School in Delta, CO for becoming a 2014 Shell Science Lab Challenge district finalist and winning $8,500.00 for his schools science lab. Visit the Shell Science Lab for more information. 

Posted: March 28, 2014

NEW CO STEM List-Serve

Subscribe to receive weekly updates on STEM opportunities by sending an email with your full name, affiliation and email address to Violeta Garcia. You can also visit the "Contact Us" page for instructions on how to subscribe individually.

Updated: March 28, 2014

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Updated: March 28, 2014

PLC Bytes:

Colorado's District Sample Curriculum Project Discipline Specific Bytes
Find more PLC Bytes here

STEM Education is:

“An interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics in context that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise, enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.”
- Tsupros, Kohler, & Hallinen, 2009


For website assistance in STEM, please contact Violeta Garcia.

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