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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

    Robotics Education Development Program Grants Request for Applications

    Relevant Legislation: RSA 188-E:24a, Robotics Education Development Program and Robotics Education Fund

    Overview

    The New Hampshire Department of Education  will issue competitive grants to NH public and public charter schools that meet eligibility requirements for financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events. Responses to this request for applications received by the deadline will scored by independent peer reviewers. The primary purpose of these grants 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. 

    Directions:
    1. Review the following RFA details to ensure that the school’s program meets eligibility requirements and that all grant application materials and requisites can be provided at the time of application submission.
    2. Submit the Robotics Education Development Grant Application prior to 4pm on December 10, 2021 (30 days from publication of the RFA). Applications will be accepted after this date but prioritization will be given to applications received prior to the deadline.
    3. While there is no award minimum or maximum amount for each proposal, the estimated budget for each proposal is $2,000 to $15,000.00. Robotics Grant Budget Template
    Eligibility
    1. Must be for students at a public or public charter school—Proposals must be submitted by the school or the school district on behalf of the school. 
    2. The school must have an established partnership with a at least one sponsor – Proposals must include 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.
    3. Participation in a robotics competition – Proposals must include the identification of at least one competitive event in which the program will participate.

    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