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A STEM Initiative
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
echnology and S
cience) is a
partnership between Ocean
County's school districts
, business, industry, the
NAVAIR program at the Naval
Air Engineering Station (NAES) Lakehurst
to promote the study of math and science.
>> Ocean County Teachers: Submit your best Lesson Plan
>> Derek Jorgensen, MATES student, wins award
>> Photo: MATES student awarded new laptop
Math and Science Initiative takes off like a "COMET"
>> Comet Initiative invited to join STEM Education Coalition
>> Asbury Park Press: STARBASE program at Lakehurst NAS
>> Press Release: STARBASE Lakehurst Endorsed
>> News: OCC Engineering Student wins Beacon Award
Students and their parents join with educators to view mathematics and science as meaningful for technological careers, thus motivating, equipping, and challenging students to pursue studies in these disciplines.
Engage parents, students, and teachers through advocacy and educational programs to:
- recognize that mathematics and science are vital in the global economy
- enhance mathematics and science education
- increase the number of students who choose to pursue these disciplines in preparation for the technologically challenging career paths of the future
- Raise K-12 parents, students and teachers awareness of the importance of math and science education for economic success
- Enhance K-12 math and science education
- Build K-12 student interest and involvement in science
- Build k-12 student interest and involvement in math
- Increase and support OCC student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)careers
- Expand programs to middle school and high school
- Expand internship program to include high school students
A Place to Share Ideas
A World in Motion Video
|The A World in Motion ® curriculum joins together teachers, students, and industry volunteers in an exploration of physical science while addressing essential mathematic and scientific concepts and skills.
Javier Builds a Bridge
A Civil Engineering Story
Illustrated by Jeannette Martin
Readers are invited to create beam, arch, and suspension bridges. With some creativity and knowledge of the engineering design process, everyone can engineer!
Engineering is Elementary Curriculum Overview
Junkyard Wars at OCC
Students are given specifications to design and construct a push cart chariot made out of junkyard parts which is powered by two humans. The vehicle competes in a timed race on an obstacle course requiring turning, stopping, and reverse moves. Students learn about design and have lots of fun.
Jitterbug Afterschool Activity
In this activity, you'll make a Jitterbug, a motorized toy that seems to dance, using a recycled CD and a DC motor. Decorate your Jitterbug using pipe cleaners, glitter, feathers, googly eyes, felt, and other craft materials.
>> Download resource
>> Play video "build a Jitterbug"
Exploratorium After School
Here are some of the initial projects:
Stay tuned … we' ll be rolling out new programs and web content.
Links (An Extensive Listing of STEM resources)
Links for STEM (Science, Technology, EngineeringandMathematics related initiatives)
Dr. William Eventoff, Chair COMETS initiative
Dr. Yehia Elmogahzy, Dean of Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology at Ocean County College