April 1, 2022
Argonne National Laboratory is expanding its digital presence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education with two channels aimed specifically at students and teachers: STEAMville and a new education-focused Instagram account. These new virtual programming initiatives, led by the laboratory’s Educational Pro-grams and Outreach (EDU) department, will connect EDU and Argonne to STEM-driven students, teachers, and communities.
The new STEAMville platform is a combination of social learning network and learning management system. Northwestern University developed the network to give schools, students, and science organizations their own virtual space to share and utilize STEM activities. Individuals and institutions can use the STEM programming and apply the resources to their own programs, while also interacting with individuals and groups of educators.
For teachers and students who are interested in STEM, EDU’s Instagram page acts as a friendly virtual introduction to the lab and educational programs.
Through these new outreach initiatives, Argonne creates new ways to communicate with a diverse audience—both youth and adults—and welcome them into the STEM education community.”
Plus: Argonne National Laboratory hosts a number of virtual competitions in which students can match their knowledge of science and engineering against one of the most brilliant minds in history—Leonardo Da Vinci. The SPARK YOUR INNER SCIENTIST competition invites students in grades 3–5 to explore both science and engineering.
Students in grades 6–12 have two competition opportunities to SPARK their inner scientist and IGNITE the inner engineer within them. They can choose to do one or both challenges designed for their grade band—middle school (ages 10–14) or high school (ages 14–19). If they submit to both challenges for their grade band, and their submissions are received by November 19, students will be invited to a special live behind-the-scenes tour of Argonne National Laboratory and will have the opportunity to chat with Argonne’s scientists and engineers.