When it comes to STEM, there are exciting things happening in our schools!

Lancaster County has sixteen school districts, hundreds of non-public schools, and the largest number of home-schooled children in Pennsylvania. In addition our county is home to many higher education institutions, adult education programs, and early learning centers.

STEM in our schools focuses on the learning that takes place in formal school settings. This includes preschools, K-12 schools, home schools, adult education programs and higher education classrooms. When it comes to STEM, we can all learn from each other.

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join the a-team! (Aviation – technicians, engineers, aviators and mechanics)

We are looking for high school students who want to explore exciting careers in aviation.

This industry is welcoming the next generation of skilled young persons who will use science, technology, engineering, and math in aviation. This growing sector offers challenging and well-paid careers for pilots, mechanics, engineers, air traffic controllers, and many others.

At our A-TEAM summer camp, students will enjoy a unique hands-on experience at Lancaster Airport, hosted by EMU at Lancaster, Aero-Tech Services, Inc., and the Lancaster STEM Alliance and the Steinman Foundation.

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Rock Lititz, Career Exploration Day for high school students

Live event production is a technical, creative, fast-paced industry, with opportunities for individuals of various education levels. With careers ranging from design to engineering, manufacturing to finance, marketing to management, together, we build and create live experience for audiences of all types.

Looking for engaged and reliable high school juniors and seniors who are seeking unconventional career paths, to come experience a unique hands-on career day at Rock Lititz and explore the live event industry that exists where technology meets art.

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Does a student you know want to build their own app, website, or product but doesn’t know where to start? Do they want to make a difference in tech and beyond? Are they interested in earning $15/hour to learn or grow their coding skills? The SUMMER INTENSIVE is for THEM!

All Star Code is looking for high school age young men of color who want to make a difference in their community & become the next generation of tech change-makers. Space is limited and applications are OPEN!

The 2023 Summer Intensive is completely FREE and will take place July 10 through August 18, 2023, Monday through Friday for live Zoom sessions between 9am-2pm OR 11am-4pm.

Scholars will receive a laptop, wifi hotspot & $15/hour stipend to participate. Devices are the students’ to keep at the conclusion of the program.

No coding experience is required & GPA is not considered during admissions.

All Star Code creates economic opportunity by developing a new generation of young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world.

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Imagine Science

Lancaster County’s Imagine Science program is a fully locally-funded partnership between five different after-school youth programs providers aimed at sharing best practices, resources, curriculum, and more, to meet the growing need for quality STEM education.

Engineering by Design

Helping students understand the relevance of STEM learning is a challenge many teachers struggle with on a daily basis. Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) is working with the Lancaster County STEM Alliance, The Steinman Foundation, the International Technology and Engineering Educator’s Association (ITEEA) and Lancaster County school districts to introduce the Engineering by Design (EbD) curriculum to grades Kindergarten through 5 in public schools across the county.

This hands-on, STEM-rich curriculum is designed to provide all students with experiential learning opportunities tied to PA’s academic standards. IU13 will train elementary school teachers to deliver interactive STEM learning in an engaging and fun way. Students will have opportunities to work in teams to design and build creative solutions to specific STEM problems.

Pennsylvania is a member of the Engineering by Design (EbD) State Consortium through a partnership between IU13, TEEAP, and Millersville University. Through membership in the EbD State Consortium, eligible educators in Pennsylvania are provided with no cost online access to EbD K-12 STEM curricula.  A statewide network aids in communication and includes regional centers for professional development.
Lancaster County is fortunate to have Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, the statewide lead for Engineering by Design, as an asset in our community. It is the hope of the Lancaster County STEM Alliance that this resource will help us to establish a baseline of STEM expertise for ALL KIDS in ALL ZIP CODES in the county. For more information about how you can contribute to this project, contact Curtis Funkhouser at IU13.
Engineering by Design is built upon the foundation of the Common Core State StandardsNext Generation Science StandardsStandards for Technological LiteracyPrinciples and Standards for School Mathematics, Benchmarks for Science Literacy and Project 2061