The 2019 M-STEM event in Golden, Colorado this November 4 and 5 promises to be one you don’t want to miss. If you have not heard about M-STEM, it is an annual workshop held to explore the world of materials as they are often used within STEM education circles.
“M-STEM, sponsored by the National Science Foundation as part of an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) with MatEdU, provides hands-on sessions that bring together students, faculty, industry and business to strengthen understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) principles, especially relating to advancing materials science, and to enhancing a K-20 technology education integration. A unique feature of M-STEM is hands-on, interactive learning which presents information in a way that engages students and teachers.” — M-STEM website
Here’s a list of the workshop sessions:
- Corrosion of Metals…more fun than rocket science!
- Designing Foods with Sugar
- Helping Girls choose STEM Careers
- Critical Materials Institute (CMI) Toolkit
- Making Superheroes Come to Life
- Copper Mining and Environmental Recovery
- Materials Classroom Labs
- Nano’s Role in Water Treatment & Filtration
- Bridges & Stress-Strain Curves
- Integration of Workplace Competencies
Each year, M-STEM is hosted at some amazing schools and locations. This year is a special one because the Colorado School of Mines is well known for its intense focus on materials.
Mines, as it is commonly called, is regularly on lists of top schools in the USA. In a recent news release, College Factual, released its annual list of the nation’s top engineering schools this week, with Colorado School of Mines again taking the #1 top spot on a list of the “Best Engineering Colleges Nationwide.”
In addition, M-STEM is partnering with three others to make this year a must-attend event:
The second day of the M-STEM event is known as the Tuesday Intensives where participants get to take a deep dive into specific topics. ASM International, formerly known as the American Society for Metals, is sending two teachers to present on day one and give one of the Tuesday Intensive sessions.