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  1. Sally Stevens
  2. Distinguished Outreach Professor
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. University of Arizona SIROW
  1. Rosi Andrade
  2. Associate Research Professor
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. University of Arizona SIROW

iSTEM

NSF Awards: 1139317

2015 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades K-6, Grades 6-8

iSTEM: Engaging Native American Youth in STEM: This video highlights 3rd – 8th grade Native American students engaged in informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities in a National Science Foundation funded project, iSTEM. Working with three k-12 public schools in southern Arizona, the iSTEM project combines a mentoring program with informal science activities. Students are paired with an adult mentor who is a STEM professional, university student, and/or tribal member. The informal science activities are thematically driven (e.g. solar energy; mapping and GIS; soils, space and Earth; watershed; ecology, health) and include hands-on “flash” STEM activities engaged in during student lunch breaks along with a thematically related community-located field trips. This video includes short segments of students engaged in various iSTEM project activities that are guided by a Funds of Knowledge framework – highlighting the project’s efforts to make the STEM activities culturally and geographically relevant.

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