Workforce Florida and Enterprise Florida created a statewide council to strengthen the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of Florida’s students as a way to address the increasing demand for jobs requiring strong foundations in these areas. The state site offers a list of business/industry resources, internship tracking, partners and other news.
The Florida STEM Council was created in 2009 through the joint efforts of the Enterprise Florida Strategy Council, Workforce Florida, Department of Education, Florida Council of 100 and the Florida Chamber of Commerce to focus on STEM education and align STEM talent production with state business needs. The Council offers a Discussion Paper for additional information.
Florida State University offers educators and students an extensive array of programs that advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
University of Florida
Various colleges at the University of Florida are engaged in STEM activities.
This program includes innovation to make available more rigorous STEM courses, STEM Summer Challenges led by university staff and STEM professionals, increased opportunities for real-world STEM problem-solving and research, and academic and career guidance from qualified counselors, focusing on small and rural school districts.
National Science Foundation
- Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education. STEM graduate students can contribute to the national effort to advance STEM knowledge through partnerships between institutions of higher education and K–12 schools. These partnerships offer graduate students an opportunity to bring leading-edge research practices and findings to K–12 learning settings, through the Foundation’s Fellows program.
- Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) is a U.S-Finnish collaboration that brings together the strengths of each country to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in K–12 classrooms.
The Association provides lessons and tools for educators on its Science NetLinks website.
The Naval Academy offers insights into what it takes to become an engineer through its summer program where students who like math and science learn about creating, building and making things while discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work.
This site provides a wide variety of links to organizations, educational institutions and other sources for educators to explore STEM topics.
“Learn how to become” website
This website provides a comprehensive overview and “how-to” guides that explain what students need to know to become a mechanical or electrical engineer, among other career paths. The site provides basic educational requirements, graduate training, degree options, career descriptions and tips to build credentials. Use the search tool to explore colleges in Florida and the U.S. with engineering programs.
Provides information on a variety of engineering jobs and degrees, time frames for completing an online degree, and lists universities with online programs.
The society posts the latest research, providing access to experts in the wetlands business, and links to the most interesting developments.
This is a helpful tool to convert temperature, length and other categories, such as Fahrenheit to Celsius.