Annual regional/national autonomous robot competition for middle and high school students:
- Science, computer science, technical education, engineering teachers, mathematics
- Regional competition held in Washington, DC
- One team of 8-20
- Middle / High School level
Center for Science and the Schools
University-wide initiative to help support and sustain mutually beneficial collaborations between Penn State scientists and K-12 education; a professional development resource for teachers
Exploration Day for Kids at PSU (formerly Space Day)
Exploration Day at Penn State, formally known as Space Day, is a celebration of the spirit and opportunity of exploration and science at Penn State featuring interactive activities, multimedia presentations, student developed displays and activities, and planetarium shows.
In order to accommodate the increased interest from student and faculty groups interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, Space Day was renamed Exploration Day to highlight all the exciting research occurring at Penn State. Collaborations with Bio Days, the Society of Physics Students, and other student groups emphasize the importance of a strong STEM education.
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree ® is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.
Science in Motion
The Pennsylvania Basic Education/Higher Education Science and Technology Partnership is a consortium of eleven college and universities providing science outreach programs to over 200 school districts in the Commonwealth. These programs are known to teachers and students as Science In Motion at ten of the locations and as Advancing Science at Gettysburg College. The Pennsylvania Basic Education/Higher Education Science and Technology Partnership is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide inquiry-based, state-of-the-art science instruction to chemistry and biology students.
Students learn science best by DOING science!
Science In Motion and Advancing Science promote good science education by providing:
- Advanced equipment and supplies delivered to the classroom
- Content-specific professional development for teachers
- Mobile educator support in the classroom
The Pennsylvania Basic Education/Higher Education Science and Technology Partnership was awarded in 2003 the Council of State Governments' national Innovation Award for effective government programs.