What is ConnectingSTEM?

ConnectingSTEM is a collaborative educational initiative designed to increase awareness, interest, and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics career pathways. ConnectingSTEM brings together educators, researchers, students, and other stakeholders to share resources and data to advance teaching and learning STEM. ConnectingSTEM partners with schools, universities, and other organizations to provide free tools and resources to those interested in STEM education. ConnectingSTEM also provides a public outlet for the dissemination and distrobution of several research projects currently funded by the National Science Foundation.

As a program of The PUSH Initiative, ConnectingSTEM has a primary mission to increase the educational and career outcomes of at-risk and underrepresented students. All content is provided and distributed freely under the Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Assessments

  • Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Rotations (PSVT:R)
  • Engineering Graphics Concept Inventory (EGCI)
  • Mental Cutting Test (MCT)
  • Mental Rotation Test (MRT)
  • The Biewald Orthographic Visualization Battery (BOVB)

Curricula

  • Integrated Elementary Activities

Surveys

  • Three-Dimensional Modeling Self-Efficacy (3DSE)
  • Student STEM Career Interest

Standards

  • Standards for Technological Literacy
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • International Society for Technology in Education

Resources

  • Engineering Graphics ALM