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.
- Computer Science Standards: Part 1
- Computer Science Standards: Part 2
- Pathways to Computer Science Licensure in New Hampshire
- Mathematics Learning and Teaching - 9/16/21 Recording of Questions and Answers with Professor Sharma
- Mathematics Focus Areas
- Numeracy Action Plan
Robotics Education Fund Development Program
Relevant Legislation: RSA 188-E:24a, Robotics Education Development Program and Robotics Education Fund
The New Hampshire Department of Education issues competitive grants to NH public and public charter schools to establish a robotics team and participate in competitive events. The primary purpose of these grants is to motivate students to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while building critical life and work-related skills.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. A new grant cycle is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2023.
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.
Math/STEM Education Consultant