The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is developing this site as a resource for our community. We will be posting STEM opportunities for students that occur both here in our district and in our community. If you are aware of STEM events in our area that you would like posted here, please email lleipold@ucfsd.net

We look forward to sharing many great opportunities for students!

**STEM District News & Events**

Second Annual Elementary STEM Challenge

All 3rd-5th graders are  invited to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Design challenge we will be holding on Tuesday May 30th. The challenge will be held at Unionville High School in the cafeteria and will take place from 4-6PM.

Transportation to and from the event will need to be provided by parents.  Students wanting to participate should form teams of 3-4 students and register online for the event together.  At the event students will be presented with a challenge and the supplies needed.  They will have time to design, test, and finalize their design before the final review.  Each team with need one parent representative to remain at the high school during the event.

WHAT:  STEM Design Challenge
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 30, 2017
WHERE: Unionville High School Cafeteria
TIME: 4-6PM
NEEDED:  Teams of THREE to FOUR students and a parent willing to chaperone.
COST: $10/per tea (due at the door; no payment due now)
NOTE:  If your child is being transported home from the event by someone, they will need a dismissal note granting permission.
 
Please complete the registration form online at the link below to register. **Please register ONE time as a TEAM, do not register individually!**  Registration is first come, first served.  We will be accepting 125 teams.

STEM Challenge T-shirts will be available for purchase in each elementary building prior to the event for $5, from May 1st to May 12th.  Please send $5 in during that window if you would like to purchase.  Shirts will be delivered the week of May 15th to elementary students. (Money sent to: PES - Kathryn Markloff, CFES - John Wagner, HES - Lori Collins, UES - Rita Langdon)
 
Should you have any questions about this activity, please feel free to contact Kathryn Markloff at kmarkloff@ucfsd.net.

 The UCFSD STEM Challenge is sponsored by the High School Technology and Engineering Department Student Club.

STEM Challenge Registration Form



**STEM Non-District Sponsored News & Events**

Chester County Intermediate Unit STEM Summer Camp - Summer 2017
http://www.cciu.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=2821&ViewID=7B97F7ED-8E5E-4120-848F-A8B4987D588F&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=2707&PageID=2183

Chester County Intermediate Unit STEM Saturdays
http://www.cciu.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=2821&ViewID=7B97F7ED-8E5E-4120-848F-A8B4987D588F&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=2708&PageID=2183

TCHS Summer Programs - Technical College High School
http://www.cciu.org/summer
http://www.cciu.org/page/400




**STEM Resources and Kid Friendly Sites**

1. CyberChase (PBS Kids)
Join the cybersquad. Good guys only, please. PBS Kids show CyberChase offers a range of online resources, including activities and games geared toward learning math, code, and similar concepts.

2. NASA Kids Club
Want to build a rocket? Have at it -- and plenty of other space-related projects and activities -- with the NASA Kids Club.

3. Code.org
Backed by some of the biggest names in tech, Code.org's stated mission is to grow computer science learning by fostering its inclusion in school curriculum. In addition to its Hour of Code series, the site also features an Intro to Computer Science course for K-8, programming tutorials in languages such as Python and JavaScript, mobile app development activities, and other resources.

4. TechRocket
TechRocket's courses for coding, game design, and graphic design are built on the premise that "you're never too young to learn STEM skills." This site includes a heavy focus on building mobile apps and games, from iOS development to Minecraft mods.

5. Engineering, Go For It (eGFI)
Created by the American Society for Engineering Education,
eGFI's aim is to foster educational and pre-professional interest in engineering and other STEM subjects from kindergarten through high school.

6. Zoom (PBS Kids)
Check out activities, games, and downloadable offline projects from PBS Kids' series Zoom, a show made "by kids, for kids" that encourages curiosity and ingenuity across a range of subjects.