Global Solutions STEM Challenge

Global Solutions STEM Challenge

Overview

The Global Solutions STEM Challenge pairs students and teachers across classrooms in the United States to collaboratively design and test STEM solutions to local and global problems.

The program uses relevant STEM curriculum to inspire students, including  BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) as well as women and girls across both BIPoC and non-BIPoC communities. The Global Solutions STEM Challenge uses human-centered design components for students to both develop their innovation skills and experience in virtual collaboration and to increase their global competences and technical understanding of STEM. 

Opportunities for U.S. STEM Teachers

We are now accepting applications for teacher facilitators. 

Applications are open to STEM teachers in the U.S. to lead Global Solutions STEM Challenge teams with their students in fall 2021.

Goals

  • Develop and improve secondary STEM teachers’ skills in supporting innovation and digital citizenship for their students.  

  • Strengthen secondary STEM teachers’ skills in innovation, investigation, problem solving and collaboration. 

  • Develop enduring connections between secondary schools in the U.S. based on classroom content and meaningful collaboration. 

  • Increase community excitement and investment in STEM education for youth, empowering them to pursue success in STEM fields. 

Partners

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Contact

Contact information: stem.gs@irex.org 

Tags

  • Education
  • Americas
  • United States