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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education coordinates efforts across New Hampshire to modernize and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

    Vision & Mission

    Our vision is for all students in New Hampshire to:

    • Learn foundational STEM concepts, including computer science and engineering, in the core curriculum.
    • Apply STEM practices, including scientific research methods and engineering design and development processes.
    • Utilize and develop communication and collaboration skills.
    • Explore the connections between the STEM disciplines, their relation to the humanities, and their importance in our world.
    • Become self-directed and empowered by making meaningful decisions in their education, and having access to pathways that lead to high-skill, high-demand occupations.

    Our mission is:

    • Facilitate coordination and collaboration between stakeholders.
    • Develop and implement effective policy to ensure all students have access to effective STEM education.
    • Develop resources and guidance to help educators advance STEM education.
    • Leverage state and federal funding programs to support educators.

    Computer Science Education

    Computer science is defined as, “the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their [implementation], and their impact on society.”  Ed 306.44 outlines the requirements for computer science education in NH.

    Mathematics

    Current Funding Opportunities

    NH Robotics Education Development Program

    The purpose of the program is to motivate public and charter school students to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while building critical life and work-related skills Grants from the robotics education fund established in RSA 188-E:24 shall be available to any eligible public school or chartered public school for the purpose of financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events. Grant applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be released soon.

    Eligibility:

    • Must be for students at a public or charter school.
    • The school must develop an itemized budget for the current year for the robotics program.
    • The school must have established a partnership with, or has a valid letter of commitment from, at least one sponsor, business entity, or institution of higher education for the purpose of participation in a robotics competition.
    • The school must identify at least one competitive event in which the program will participate.
    • Not a recipient of a Robotics Education Development Program Grant SY 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

    Pre-Engineering and Technology

    For curriculum and program development within New Hampshire Middle School and Secondary Schools, including Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers

    Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

    PAEMST are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science. The PAEMST program also honors teachers for their dedication to improving education and inspiring students in mathematics and science. In addition to honoring individual achievement, the goal of the award program is to exemplify the highest standards of mathematics and science teaching. This program acknowledges educators who are models in both their classrooms and in their communities.

    Contact

    Anne Wallace
    Math/STEM Education Consultant
    (603) 271-2298
    Anne.K.Wallace@doe.nh.gov