Additional STEM Opportunities

Women in Science and Engineering Symposium (WiSE)

Women in Science and Engineering Symposium (WiSE): Shoot for the Stars

The Air Force Technical Applications Center’s (AFTAC) Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium is a diversity initiative that began in 2013. This symposium was established to bring attention to the value that gender diversity brings to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

The WiSE Symposium encourages diversity in the STEM fields by providing inspirational speakers, engaging discussions for both men and women, and the ability to professionally network with others within STEM supported fields.

Another element that WiSE focuses on is the ability to encourage mentoring and coaching efforts in the STEM fields that actively communicate issues and solutions that affect the STEM workforce.

Questions? Visit https://www.wiseusaf.com/ for more information.

DoD Starbase

DoD STARBASE: Premier DoD Educational Outreach Program

Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, DoD STARBASE locations allow students to participate in challenging “hands-on, minds-on” activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the “real world.” The program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences at National Guard, Marine, Air Force Reserve, Army, and Air Force bases across the nation.

DoD STARBASE’s primary focus is the program for fifth graders. The goal is to motivate them to explore STEM opportunities as they continue their education. The academies serve students that are historically under represented in STEM. Students who live in inner cities or rural locations, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, low in academic performance, or have a disability are in the target group. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.

Questions? Visit https://dodstarbase.org/ for more information.

Destination Space

Destination Space: Inspiring Brevard County’s Next Generation of Explorers

Destination Space is a primary focus of the National Space Club Florida Committe to bring educational STEM outreach to our local community. Every fall, all Brevard County Public School 6th grade students are invited to spend a day at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The day is designed specifically for our future explorers and their teachers.

Questions? Visit https://www.nscfl.org/destination-space/ for more information.

Summer Industrial Fellowships for Teachers (SIFT)

SIFT: A Unique Concept that Brings the Real World into the Classroom

With industry commitment, Summer Industrial Fellowships for Teachers works with school officials to promote the program among teachers and have teachers apply online for a summer position. Industry reviews applications online in the Spring, conducts interviews, and makes selection(s) known to SIFT. SIFT employs the teachers and provides administrative support.

SIFT has provided over 750 summer jobs in more than 65 different companies and organizations. SIFT teachers have reached tens of thousands of students with first-hand and practical knowledge that will be used in tomorrow’s workplace.

Questions? Visit http://civmil.com/sift/ for more information.

Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA)

Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA): Raising Science Education to a Whole New Level

The Space Coast Science Education Alliance is an affiliation of organizations and individuals devoted to education, science and the environment. The alliance is a 501(c)3 that promotes STEM literacy through joint activities and support of member projects. Members include teachers and educators from all organizations across the county in public and private sectors along with retired teachers and community members.

Questions? Visit https://spacecoastscience.org/ for more information.

Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS)

Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS): Uniting Space Coast Technical Professionals

The Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit association of engineering, technical, and scientific societies that support members who live and work along Florida’s Space Coast.

The purpose of CCTS is to promote and support the activities of the technical, scientific, engineering, and professional organizations of the area in a manner that will enhance the identity and professional stature of the member societies. Membership is organizational and by formal request to the CCTS Board.

Questions? Visit http://cctsonline.org/ for more information.

Women Veterans in STEM Convening

Women Veterans in STEM Convening: Strengthening the Pipeline from Service to STEM

Engaging, training, and retaining women veterans in the STEM workforce.

Education Development Center (EDC) was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to hold an NSF INCLUDES convening on engaging and retaining women veterans in the STEM Workforce that took place virtually, March 2-5, 2021. The convening examined how to leverage the unique strengths of women veterans to address barriers to their (re) engagement in the STEM workforce, particularly those from populations currently underrepresented in STEM fields.

Questions? Visit https://womenvetsstem.edc.org/ for more information.

AFA CyberPatriot

CyberPatriot: The Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. ​At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation’s largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, CyberGenerations –a seni​​​​or citizen cyber safety initiative, and a Tech Caregivers program designed to encourage cyber-savvy volunteers to give back to their communities.

Questions? Visit https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/ for more information.

STEAM Summer Camp

Be a Space Coast STEaM Summer Camp Hero!

Transform a summer of uncertainty into one of discovering STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math!

Sponsor the STEAM Summer Campers at Endeavour Elementary, A Community Partnership School, Cocoa.

Help Families overcome some of life’s greatest challenges at this Brevard Public School.

Presented by Children’s Home Society of Florida

Questions? Call 321.408.6860 or view the adjacent flyer by clicking the preview image or download button.

SAME Space Coast Post 2020 Scholarship Application

The Space Coast Post of SAME will award up to four First-Year Scholarship Grants, for academic achievement in the amount of $2,500 each, to top-ranked graduating high school senior students.

All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements, submit a completed application by March 27, 2020, and provide a letter of acceptance to an accredited college which offers degrees in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management prior to the April 16, 2020 awards program.

All applications should be mailed to:

GP Strategies Corporation
Attn: Space Coast Post Scholarship Committee
1300 Armstrong Drive, Suite 102
Titusville, FL 32780

  • All applications must be received no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to be eligible.
  • The Selection Committee will review and award scholarships to the highest ranking applicant in early April 2020 and notifications will be mailed immediately, with a telephone notice of Award.
  • The Scholarship Awards program is scheduled for April 16, 2020, at a location to be announced. The Space Coast Post requests all scholarship recipients and their parents to attend as guests to receive their scholarship awards.

The scholarship application and additional details, including eligibility requirements and documents to be submitted can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

We look forward receiving and reviewing applications from eligible candidates and hope that we get a wide response in 2020. Good Luck!