STEM Initiatives at the University of Southern Indiana
What SwISTEM Can Do For...
Teachers: The SwISTEM Resource Center offers a nurturing, team-oriented approach to STEM education for teachers. The center distributes and demonstrates best practices in STEM education, such as: SwISTEM Professional Development for K-16 teachers, and Summer STEM workshops in biology, chemistry, geology, physics, math and engineering.
Middle & High School Students: The SwISTEM Resource Center encourages students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM activities motivate students to select STEM majors. Also, the SwISTEM Resource Center advocates STEM-related competitions and camps; these contests and activities give students and teachers the opportunity to experience the STEM disciplines. Some examples of activities are: Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair, Project Lead the Way Conference, and many others.
Parents: The SwISTEM Resource Center equips parents with ways to identify STEM-related activities and courses, both inside and outside the classroom, so they can support their child's STEM education.
School Administrators: Schools need highly skilled educators who can motivate and educate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teachers will be given recent research-based practices in STEM subjects.