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STEM News You Can Use. . .

March 2022 Edition


Wood Dale Jr High STEM Team Wins 2nd Reg'l Future City Competition

Congratulations to the Team for its winning entry. The competition engages 6th-8th grade students in designing cities with the use of simulation software and scale models then presenting their work through essays and presentations.

Teaching the STEM of Olympics

Athletic skill is not the only thing that propels athletes to succeed in their sport. Read more. Snapshot courtesy of Katie Ledecky.

Designing Justice-Focused Assessments in Science

This STEM Teaching Tool shares a process to design assessment tasks for today’s science standards with an emphasis on justice-centered phenomena and scenarios to support students in using science knowledge and engineering design to address issues of equity.

Four Advantages of Digital Discussions

Participation in virtual forums gives students another method to demonstrate their learning. More from Edutopia.

The DuPage ROE STEM Squad is Here to Support YOU!

The Squad is available to facilitate an activity table or room at your school or district STEM event. Hosting a summer STEM camp and looking for activity ideas? Working on getting an after-school STEM club up and running? We can help. Start the conversation by emailing Mary Biniewicz.

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Flags of Africa: Promoting Cultures and Connecting Math Concepts - March 15, 2022, 7:00 pm ct

ICTM and the Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA) will host this ICTM webinar in a meeting-style format via Zoom. Discover how flags can engage students, promote global awareness, build math skills, and enrich algebra/geometry concepts. Technology highlighted will include Google Slides, Google Sheets Pixel Art, Desmos, GeoGebra, and CNC Machining.

IMSA Innovation Showcase - Applications Due March 10, 2022

PreK–12th grade teachers (and pre-service teachers) from Illinois can submit their best lesson plan that displays innovation in their teaching. Finalists will receive a $100 gift card! Submit your plan here.

Questions? Email IMSA via Karina Villarreal at [email protected]

Student to Student Discourse Seminar - March 28, 2022, 7:00 - 8:00 pm et

What does it look and sound like when K-8 students are engaged in authentic science discussions for a variety of different purposes as they work to figure out phenomena? Attend this no-cost seminar for NSTA members and non-members.

EngineerGirl Ambassador Program - Applications Due March 16, 2022

Do you know a high school girl with a passion for solving problems who wants to inspire younger students? Encourage her to apply for the 2022-23 school year.


Looking for New Science Fair Project Ideas?

Science Buddies has a starter list for you to begin your brainstorming.

March STEM Calendar

Here are some of the events that take place in March, including a few resources as well.

National Academy of Engineering

This national organization sponsors Engineer Girl, programs and resources that focus on girls but can be easily applied to all student audiences. Learn more.

Direct suggestions, comments, and requests to

Dr. Mary Biniewicz, [email protected].

DuPage ROE STEM Website

DuPage Regional Office of Education

Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti, Regional Superintendent

421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630.407.5800