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A roundup of upcoming STEM/STEAM programs you can use to help the students in your life find the next right thing in their STEM explorations.

OCT 22 // Saturday STEM Seminar with an Astrophysicist

From looking into a rural Midwestern night sky as a child to watching rocket launches from the beach between lectures, space has always been a huge fascination for astrophysicist Madison Philipp. Join this Science City educator on her journey from looking for constellations to researching massive binary star systems. She’ll show you that the career path of space sciences (and the opportunities it has) is truly out of this world! 

Learn more and sign up >


OCT 27 // Deadline to apply for Aspirations in Computing

The Award for AiC honors women, genderqueer, or non-binary students in grades 9-12 for their computing-related achievements and interests and encourages them to pursue their passions. Learn about eligibilities, the application process and prizes!

Get the details >

OCT 28 // NSBE Engineering Outreach

Invite the students and families in your networks to a Night at the Museum, a Halloween-themed engineering outreach event from the KC Professionals of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). 

Engineering activities, competitions, food, prizes and the chance to network with local STEM pros are included—and did we mention it’s free?

Pass along this link with students and families so they can get the details and information for future opportunities.

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NOV 9 // How Do I Become a Forensic Scientist?

Join the Linda Hall Library for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from a panel of forensic specialists from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory. During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college and certificate programs, and anything else about becoming a successful forensic scientist!

Parents, teachers and mentors are also encouraged to participate.

Register here >

NOV 11-13 // ¡Sí Se Puede! | Missouri S&T

¡Sí Se Puede! is an annual event for students in high school who identify as Latinx, Hispanic or of Spanish descent to learn more about studying science, engineering or math at Missouri S&T.  Information sessions and hands-on workshops provide students with opportunities to explore career options and gain a better understanding of what college life is really like.

Si Se Puede is sponsored by the Missouri S&T student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Department of Student Diversity Initiatives.

Transportation from Kansas City and back is available.

Learn more >

NOV 11-13 // Hack K-State

Hack K-State is one of the largest (and few) hackathons that brings high school and college students together under the same event. The 36-hour Hack K-State is open to high school students, undergraduate college students and graduate students from any school (in-state and out-of-state!).

Find out more >

Upcoming opportunities to connect and collaborate with others in Kansas City's STEM learning ecosystem.

OCT 18 // KC STEM Summit 2022

Reconnect with colleagues from other organizations offering STEM- or STEAM-related experiences in the Kansas City region and the organizations that support this work during KC STEM Summit 2022, 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, in the community space in the lower level of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113.

Register for the Summit >

NOV 15 // Remake Learning Days Kick Off!

Save the date! We're planning for a 2023 Remake Learning Days-Kansas City that will be bigger and better than ever. This multi-day festival of hands-on learning events is a chance for Kansas City to show off innovative learning, spark a joy of learning among our young people and come together as a community. Join the regional kickoff event to find out how you and your organization can get involved.

Sign up here >

ASAP 😉 // STEM Connect-KC Planning Survey

The world has shifted dramatically since Kansas City was officially recognized as a STEM learning ecosystem in 2016. Please share your thoughts about ways we might work collectively to strengthen our community through inclusive and equitable STE(A)M educational experiences. This input will help shape the agenda and activities for KC STEM Summit 2022 and beyond.

Share your thoughts >


A monthly look at professional development, tools you can use and STEM programming and competitions to explore.

APPLY NOW // Prudential Emerging Changemakers

Do you work with a student who is working to solve a financial or social issue in our community? The Prudential Emerging Visionaries celebrates young people ages 14-18 with solutions to financial and social issues. Let the young people you know about this opportunity to win up to $15,000, coaching and skills development and more. NOTE: The application deadline is Nov. 3!

Learn more >


NOV 1 // One Health Day

One Health Day celebrates the complex interrelationships between human, animal and environmental health — called One Health. Our local celebration on November 1 is a collaboration by K-State, BioNexus KC, the KU Edwards Campus and University of Kansas Medical Center with the theme "Microplastics: Small Particles. Big Impact."

High school students and teachers attend for free! Students are encouraged to present a research poster and compete for cash scholarships.

Find out how >


Civil Engineering & Design Career Day!

Thanks to Kansas City's global design community for sharing your time and opening your doors for 160 students from 13 high schools this month during Civil Engineering & Design Career Day, organized by KC STEM Alliance in partnership with the Center for Architecture & Design and the National Association for Civil Engineering-Kansas City Chapter. Here's a peek at the day:


More Than campaign promotes self esteem

FIRST wants EVERY kid to believe in themselves and know that they are More Than the stereotypes or “boxes” society has placed them in. A new More Than campaign, led by a PSA (public service announcement) video, focuses on dismantling labels and promoting self-esteem through STEM-related activities.

KC STEM Alliance's Christina Chandler reflects on the messy work of making meaningful changes.

Read now > 

In the news

From Startland News: See how this makerspace is transitioning to a space where at-risk young people are building skills in the trades and in life.

Join the STEM Connect-KC Network

Is your organization listed in STEM Connect-KC? This is the place to find others working in or supporting STEM (and STEAM!) education in the Kansas City region, plus events, competitions, scholarships, educator professional development and more.

Joining the directory ensures you receive invitations for meetings and events happening in the STEM learning community. The Events Calendar is free and open to all to promote STEM events and activities, scholarships, summer camps and more.

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