National STEM Honor Society™ is committed to providing community and connectivity to STEM classroom teachers, society member students, and Advisors. As schools continue to innovate with increasing online educational resources, students and teachers need authentic and educationally sound ways to strengthen their learning communities. NSTEM™ is an agile organization that can be used across educational delivery platforms, bridging the gap between in-person and virtual environments.
COMMUNITY & CONNECTIVITY BENEFITS FOR NSTEM CHAPTER STUDENTS:
NSTEM™ school chapters create communities where like-minded students can meet and collaborate in the pursuit of shared goals. Students who excel in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have the opportunity to take their interests a step beyond the classroom in the extracurricular space of the Society, just as other students pursue their interests in theater, chess, athletics, or other areas. Since cost is not prohibitive, NSTEM™ membership offers underserved youth, along with all others, access to extracurricular activities that can help them in their quest for a STEM career.
COMMUNITY & CONNECTIVITY BENEFITS FOR NSTEM CLASSROOM TEACHERS:
NSTEM™ offers resources for both virtual and brick-and-mortar learning in schools. The agility of the NSTEM™ model allows teachers to utilize existing and well-known platforms within their schools, such as Google Classroom and Workbench. Teachers are referred to as countless toolsets as they adjust their curricula to online delivery mechanisms. Both students and teachers may be overwhelmed by this surplus. We offer a curated and indexed library of resources and a means for educators in member schools and in different locations to be part of a community that can consult and share ideas with each other.
COMMUNITY & CONNECTIVITY BENEFITS FOR NSTEM CHAPTER SCHOOLS:
An NSTEM™ Chapter offers many opportunities for connectivity and community for a school. The projects engaged in by students bring visibility and added renown to the school; members often have the opportunity to work with local businesses involved in STEM work; each Chapter provides a small community within the larger school environment for students with similar interests; and the establishment of a Chapter provides a service to the larger community, particularly in underserved areas looking for quality afterschool activities for their children.