• In October 2012, a parachute jumper took a leap of science and stepped off a platform from an altitude of close to 24 miles above the Earth’s surface, breaking the 1959 space jump record. The parachute jumper's team helped him to reach these heights with a helium balloon attached to a space gondola/capsule. Because air density and temperature vary greatly with altitude in our atmosphere, the engineering team had to consider both the mass and strength of the materials used in construction of th...

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    STEM ed Quality Framework - The purpose of the quality framework is to support on-going communication between and among STEM stakeholders by creating a common framework for conceptualizing, and a common language for communicating about STEM teaching and learning. In this capacity it can support educational leaders in making informed decisions about the allocation of resources, especially with regard to the planning and delivery of professional development. Finally, at the micro-level, the fram...
  • Interested in presenting?   Call for proposals will be open from January 25, 2016- March 11, 2016.   Click here to propose a session Conference Dates: S...

    • Air Force Research Lab
    • Vectren
    • SRC
    • SAIC
    • NDEP
    • MLPC
    • Cornerstone Research Group
    • Dayton Defense
    • Riverside Research
    • AGI
    • Beavercreek Rotary Club

    Special Thanks to these entities for their financial and in-kind support. If you are interested in supporting Dayton Regional STEM Center efforts please contact the Coordinator at Sandi.Preiss@mcesc.org.

    A Teacher Institute for Professional Practice in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Imagine a dramatically new approach to teaching and learning characterized by challenging, problem-based learning experiences that tear down compartmentalized disciplines and curriculums, and engage students in scientific inquiry and the engineering design process. Imagine a learning environment rich in opportunities for discovery that not only build scientific and engineering expertise but also foster teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking and creativity. Now imagine that these environments and experiences are available to every student, in every school, in every community....