Welcome to the Fall 2021

K-12 Connection Newsletter!

Using Drones in the Classroom

The American Biology Teacher examines introducing drone technology in the K-12 classroom.

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New Grant Measures Effectiveness of STEM Innovation in Middle School

This new, 4-year DRK-12 Impact Study, Measuring the Effectiveness of Middle School STEM-Innovation and Engineering Design, began September 1, 2021.

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Amazon, Georgia Tech, and Pharrell Williams uplift student voices.

CEISMC and Georgia Tech were excited to partner with Amazon Future Engineer and Yellow to bring a competition to students across continent exploring the intersection of music, equity, entrepreneurship, and computer science. Students coded a remix using EarSketch to Pharrell’s hit single “Entrepreneur" that included a message to promote equity. This year, submissions totaled over 1,500 entries from 27 states and 2 provinces!

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Click the image to watch Pharrell announce the grand prize winners.

Gaming Meets Education

Georgia Tech students team up to develop smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) content for the classroom.

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Horizons Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Horizons at Georgia Tech was excited to return to campus programming for 4 weeks this summer. Scholars were excited to participate in swimming, cooking classes, STEAM activities and more

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AMP-IT-UP 7th Grade Science Module Featured in NSTA Science Scope Magazine

The 1-week middle school science module “Under the Sea”, created as part of the NSF-supported AMP-IT-UP program, was featured in the June/July 2021 issue of NSTA’s Science Scope magazine. This issue features curricula that support visual literacy and data visualization. Under the Sea highlights the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Volunteer with the K-12 Inventure Prize

Looking for a way to drive innovation within our community? Volunteer virtually with K-12 Inventure Prize! Volunteer judges offer insights to K-12 students to help them develop their inventions. Click below to get more information.

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KIDS Club Fall Sessions

Student Programs provide inspiring STEAM enrichment and outreach for K-12 students. Our work supports K-12 students outside of the traditional school day. Through our in-person and virtual Saturday programs we provide innovative STEAM educational outreach opportunities to thousands of students annually

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K-12 Inventure Prize Registration Now Open

School registration is now open for the 2021-2022 K-12 InVenture Prize. Engage your students in the invention, engineering, and entrepreneurial curriculum through K-12 InVenture Prize. Through registering your school, you will gain access to a free K-12 invention curriculum and events access to events to prepare for K-12 InVenture Prize competition such as Mock Pitch Day.

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Nanotech Virtual Field Trip

Learn about the exciting world of nanotechnology, the science of the super small, by having your classroom engage in a virtual workshop with hands-on activities. Your students will learn about nanotechnology, the nanoscale, how some materials behave differently at that scale, and the everyday household items that contain nanotechnology. Register here, or click below for more information.

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Georgia Tech Society of Women Engineers K-12 Outreach Opportunities

Georgia Tech SWE is proud to offer multiple Outreach events throughout the school year. Dates for each event will be listed on the event pages on the SWE Calendar when they become available.

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Space Day Atlanta Announced.

The Georgia Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with Georgia Tech's School of Aerospace Engineering (GTAE), is hosting an outdoor hands-on space-focused STEM showcase on Saturday, October 9, 2021. GSGC, along with its affiliates and partners from across Atlanta and Georgia, will host a series of STEM/STEAM engagement activities celebrating SPACE and highlighting related degrees and careers. Reservations are required and space is limited. Wrist bands will be issued upon check-in. Participants should wear masks for optional indoor talks.

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STEM Outreach from Georgia Tech Research Institute

Thunderstorms, worm blobs, football helmets -- and more. STEM@GTRI can't wait to dive into STEM with your classrooms this year through Direct to Discovery. All sessions are free, and recordings are available to registrants immediately following the conclusion of each session. Register here.

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Thank you for being part of our K-12 STEM Community!

To learn more about K-12 STEM outreach, list your event, or request assistance for your school, please visit our website by clicking the link below.

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