encouraging STEM

300 Nominees Announced for the Top S.T.E.M. Competition for Middle School Students

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of the Top 300 competitors in the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, […]

Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground Provides Tweens with Hands-On Coding and Robotics Experience

Tweens ages 7+ can  explore coding and learn vital science and technology skills through engaging, hands-on activities with Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground book and “sandbox.” Wonder Workshop announced the integration of its popular Dash robot into Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s educational coding app for iPad, which boasts over one million users. Now students will be able […]

Discovery Education and 3M Search for “America’s 2017 Top Young Scientist” in Grades 5-8

Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. The Challenge rewards curious students who use their science acumen and creativity to solve a problem in their local, national or global community. Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won last year […]

[Video] Top 15 STEM Toys of 2016 for Tweens to Play and Learn

Spin Master Corp, a leading global children’s entertainment company, is unwrapping magic with a collection of toys, games, and entertainment properties that deliver on 2016’s most popular and emerging play patterns. Proud to be part of holiday traditions for more than 20 years, Spin Master has identified this year’s hottest trends that gift givers will […]

[Video] “Carton 2 Garden Contest” Encourages STEM in PreK-12 Students by Building Creative Gardens

Evergreen Packaging®, with support from KidsGardening.org, announced the launch of the third annual Carton 2 Garden contest, a nation-wide competition inviting PreK-12 students to repurpose milk and juice cartons to build creative gardens or enhance their schools’ existing garden. The Carton 2 Garden Program facilitates hands-on teaching, and offers schools that demonstrate the best use […]

[Video] Spark Your Tween’s Curiosity with this Build-It-Yourself Speaker for Kids

“We believe in the importance of STEM education,” says Joe Titlow, Head of Sales and Marketing for BOSEbuild. “But learning doesn’t just happen at school – it happens in garages and backyards and at kitchen tables, and it starts at a young age.” Believing that hands-on exploration is the key to sparking a child’s curiosity, […]

Super Cute Video Features Tween Girls Playing Famous Women Including Beyonce & Hillary Clinton

With the launch of Fast-Forward Girls, the mission-based company GoldieBlox is celebrating today’s role models and the generation of girls they’ve inspired – the girls who have broken the mold, blazed a trail, and made it happen. GoldieBlox make toys, games, and media to give girls confidence in themselves and in STEM (science, tech, education […]

[Video] “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley Opens “Tween Tech Center,” for STEM learning of Middle School Students

Many of today’s youth are not exposed to STEM (science, technology, education & math) role models and careers, and during the out-of-school time, “Boys & Girls Clubs” provide high-impact programming to positively engage students in STEM subjects. In partnership with Samsung, “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley, CA open the doors to their […]

[Video] “Young Innovators Fair” to Support STEM Education Jan 2nd & 3rd in Philly

The Young Innovators Fair is a platform that brings STEM (science, technology, education & math) to life on a massive scale so children can learn more about these all-important areas While some are just getting back to work following New Year celebrations, an enthusiastic group from Digital Media Academy will already be in place in Oaks, […]

“Teens Exploring Tech” Brings a Full Day of Coding to South Los Angeles on July 25th with “Watts Hackathon”

“Teens Exploring Technology” (TXT) wants South Los Angeles to get excited about tech. On July 25th, TXT is going to Nickerson Gardens in the Watts neighborhood in South LA for the first hackathon ever held within a housing development with the 1st Annual Watts Hackathon , #HustleAndCode. The non-profit is inviting teens of the community to join them […]

Encouraging Education – It’s About the Small Things #CelebrateEDU

Celebrate Education/Educación (#CelebrateEDU) is a Los Tweens series promoting celebrating the accomplishments our children achieve in and out of the class-room.  This post is the final in a 3 part series sharing the insights of the amazing female employees at Ford Motor Company – our series sponsor.   I’ve adored Sheryl Connelly since my first […]

Encouraging a Love for Science – A Visit to the Miami Science Museum

    Disclaimer: Los Tweens was provided with one adult and two tween passses to the museum to complete the review and video.  However, all opinions expressed are our own.  In our last #CelebrateEdu post, we interviewed Liz Elser from Ford Motor Company.  We learned from her that parents are crucial to encouraging their children […]