November 12, 2018

Classroom Activity: Lighting an LED with a Voltaic Pile

One of our regular STEM EDA professional development activities is the Explore Electricity flashlight build. This simple, fun activity requires very little set up and doesn’t make a large mess – always a plus for teachers! During the “Research the Problem” step of the Engineering Design Process, students are introduced […]
October 30, 2018

Teacher Feature: Hector Colon Morales

Hector Colon Morales Upward Bound Program Ponce, Puerto Rico   How has NICERC curricula impacted your classroom? NICERC has helped me so that the student can demonstrate what they learned in the course.   Why is STEM education so important for your students? STEM education helps students to select related […]
October 8, 2018

Five Years: Looking Back and Looking Forward

On October 2, 2018, NICERC (National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center) and the Cyber Innovation Center announced the very exciting news of a grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security. NICERC Director of Academic Outreach Kevin Nolten reflects on the ground we’ve covered and where we’re headed over the […]
September 24, 2018

Staff Pick: Getting to know STEAM Fundamentals

Our third grade STEAM Fundamentals course has been in development for a while and has grown into an exciting and robust curriculum. The four courses currently offer a creative phenomenon-based, hands-on curriculum designed to engage elementary students in real-world applications. Each module is centered around an anchor phenomenon, which encourages […]