Decade of Blacks in Science Tools for Success
Contains a number of resources that were collected to help those committed to the mission of the Banneker Institute.
The basic information that an educator or community leader would need in order to charter a NSBE Jr. chapter in their area.
A simple way to help increase interest in math and science is to add a level of competition between the students.
Instead of sending children off to play football or run around a swing set for the whole summer, programs such as the Ben Carson Scholars and Fernbank Science Museum’s programs in Atlanta, GA allow students to spend their summers enriching themselves rather than vegging out in front of the television. Loaded with hands-on experiments and interactive programming in a much more intimate setting than the public school classroom, the students are engaged by professionals in the industries and fields of study and have an exciting and inspiring summer experience that makes them more open to science when school starts back in September. For a list of existing summer camps and programs that you can tap into for your area, please click the link above.
Students are always going to the mall to hangout but they rarely go there to learn. Given the opportunity to do so, however, many students would most likely participate in hands-on science opportunities at mall displays. Setting up elaborate displays and experiments in mall food courts and atriums can attract students to the fun side of science while inciting them to look at science in the classroom in a whole new light. Click the link above to see an example of such an exhibition.
Students are forever looking for field trips to go to so that can escape the prison of the classroom. Students aren’t too particular about where they go, but teachers are. An excellent resource that isn’t tapped nearly enough is the option to go to the university laboratories for demonstrations and tours of the facilities at the university. Not only will this expose students to the opportunity of going on to study STEM fields in college, those interested in STEM fields can gain contacts at a local university to help them learn more about what opportunities are available to them at the university level. Students can become equipped with all the resources that they will need to succeed in the sciences at the collegiate level. Click the link above to search for universities in your area. Made available by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Search here for scholarships in various STEM fields