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NSF STEM SURVEY - The National Science Foundation (NSF), The American Institute for Research (AIR) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) are working together to examine how to better leverage NSF resources to broaden participation in STEM. To disseminate research findings and to make people more aware of the importance of broadening minority participation in STEM education, they are launching Broadening The site will feature data, interactive tools, research and commentary on STEM talent development in the United States. You are invited to share your experiences and express your passion for STEM. To be considered for participation, you are asked to provide some basic information at In addition to responding to the survey, you are invited to send photographs, publications and your resume or curriculum vita via email to


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Great Web Sites

  • Digital Video Library (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
    Aimed at new school teachers, Digital Video Library provides streaming video that demonstrates research-based teaching practices in STEM education.
  • PLTW: Project Lead the Way
    PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning and a love of learning.
  • TeachEngineering
    Teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms. Mapped to educational content standards.
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids
    A basic introduction to biology for young children. Includes information for educators such as lesson plans, classroom activities, etc.
    "Organized according to the Nationals Science Education Standards from the National Academy of Sciences, [learning science provides links to] simulations, inquiry-based lessons, visual lessons, imaging, interactive Web lessons, and real-time data collection." - Choice
  • M.O.R.E. - MIchigan Online Resources for Educators
    "Putting more Tech in TEaCHing". Create a free account to have full access to other participants in the MORE community, as well as lesson-planning materials related to content areas, content expectations, and standards for all K-12 levels.
  • National Science Digital Library
    Funded by the National Science Foundation. This website will lead you to resources and tools for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Science: Free Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies
    From the U.S. Department of Education, this site provides links to free teaching activities from a wide array of scientific topic areas.
  • searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
    At (Tennessee) teachers can gain quick and easy access to standards-based instructional tools, quality curriculum materials, and the latest Internet materials!
  • Understanding Science
    "...funded by the National Science Foundation, [it] is a great site for gaining a better understanding of all kinds of science." - Choice

STEM Librarians


    Rita Kohrman

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics:

      Lynn Sheehan


        Elizabeth Psyck

        Math, Engineering, Technology:

          Debbie Morrow

          All GVSU Liaison Librarians


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