For nearly 40 years, the White House Office of Science and Technology has honored STEM teachers nationwide for both their deep content knowledge and their ability to motivate students. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching(PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on K–6 STEM educators. Anyone can nominate a STEM teacher at the K–6 level. Teachers can also directly apply at paemst.org. Awardees will receive a certificate signed by the President; a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation; an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC; and access to a nationwide cohort of award-winning teachers.
Deadlines: Nominations are due by January 7, 2022; applications are due by February 6, 2022.
An innovative blend of a comic book and technology-based and unplugged activities, CryptoComics engages children aged 7–11 in making and breaking codes, developing symbolic systems awareness, and learning about cryptology careers.
Set to launch in the summer of 2022, NASA’s Psyche mission will be the first to explore a world likely made largely of metal. Scientists hope that studying asteroid Psyche will give insights into how Earth’s core and the cores of the other terrestrial planets came to be.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is being celebrated around the world from December 6 to 12, 2021, as a way to promote computer science across the enterprise with students, families, educators, businesses, and communities. During CSEdWeek, educators and families are encouraged to organize an Hour of Code to recognize the importance of inspiring students of all ages to better understand computer science and codingconcepts, and advocate for equity. Here is a sampling of resources and events to help guide participation in CSEdWeek.