Supporting Partnerships and Professional Development for Instructors, Experts, Learners and Communicators

Guiding groups on
STEM exploration expeditions, online, and in inspiring locations around the planet

Inspiring Exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for Families and Communities

Developing and Deploying low-cost, portable, tinkerable, STEM Exploration Technologies

Democratizing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Knowledge through Exploration

Who are we...?

we are students, we are teachers, we are learners, we are thinkers, we are parents, we are children, we are inventors, we are scientists, we are communicators...

... We are Explorers of STEM Knowledge

  • Join us for Events and Workshops

    Key US Workshop & Event Zones:

    Upcoming Tour Dates!

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  • Participate in Projects and Programs

    Recruiting Now!

    Three teams of Scientists, Teachers, and STEM and Communication undergraduates to participate in our new AAAS project

     

    Recruiting Now!

    Become an InsightSTEM Campus Ambassador: Represent InsightSTEM on your campus while getting boosts for your STEM career!

     

    Recruiting Now!

    Become an Insightful Teacher: participate in Professional Development Paradise, and STEM Partnerships to blow your students minds!

    Join Other Teams!

  • Co-host a Workshop with InsightSTEM

    Would you like to bring an InsightSTEM workshop to your venue? We can share the efforts of planning and organizing both public and private events!

     

    Our workshop menu includes workshops:

    • for Teachers/Facilitators
    • for Parents/Families
    • for Students and STEM Professionals
    • for STEM TA Training

    Read more in the Workshop Menu Panel to the left.

     

    If you are interested you can explore our workshop menu and co-hosting form.

     

    Or please email contact@insightstem.com to discuss your interest and needs

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  • 100-Series Lifelong Learners

    Programs applicable for Lifelong Learners of all kinds with activities and assignments to complete for a full experience

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    FS101 - Planning STEM Explorations for your Family

    FS102 - The Five Pillars of Family Science

    Register Interest

  • 200-Series College Ready Programs

    Preparing 17 and 18 year olds for STEM opportunities at college or university and to develop their own paths in STEM exploration

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    Programs will begin in mid-2016

    Register Interest

  • 300-Series Programs for Undergraduates

    Programs for undergraduate students to develop professional skills and STEM outreach skills to further their careers

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    CA301 - Professional Skills Annual Program for Campus Ambassadors

    CA302 - Education and Outreach Annual Program for CAs

     

    Register Interest

  • 400-Series Learning Expedition Outcomes

    Credit earned during Learning Expedition or other professional retreats at the undergraduate level. Available only through participation in Learning Expeditions as a crew member.

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    GL401 -- Learning Expedition Completion Certificate (Genius)

    CA401 -- Learning Expedition Completion Certificate (Ambassador)

  • 500-Series Certification Series

    Certificate programs providing evidence and outcome based certification in various areas of STEM Education and Outreach

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    CA501 - TA Training Certificate

    Register Interest

  • 600-Series Programs for Graduates and Teachers

    Programs applicable for Graduate level learners, including graduate students, and professional teachers/instructors

     

    CA601 - Professional Skills Annual Program for Campus Ambassadors

    CA602 - Education and Outreach Annual Program for CAs

    FS601 - Planning STEM Programs for Families

    IT601 - STEM Exploration Education Professional Annual Program

    IT601e - IT601 for Elementary Level Instructors

    IT610 - The Inquiry Jigsaw

    Register Interest

  • 700-Series Professional Learning Expedition Outcomes

    Credit earned during Learning Expedition or other professional retreats at the graduate level. Available only through participation in Learning Expeditions as a crew member.

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    IT701 - STEM Exploration in the Classroom

    IT702 - Authentic True-STEM Learning

    IT703 - Learning Expeditions

  • 800-Series Professional Certification and Preparation

    Certifications for senior graduates planning to join the professional community

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    CA801 - Academic Instruction Certificate

    CA802 - Teaching Philosophy and Portfolio Design

    SF801 - Teacher-Scientist Partnerships for Scientists

    Register Interest

  • 900-Series Special Interest Series

    Series of expert level presentations, on topics of special interest relating to the work of InsightSTEM (not assessed)

     

    Now Available or Coming Soon:

     

    PS901 - The Five Grand Challenges of STEM Education

    Register Interest

  • For Teachers, Instructors, and Educators of all kinds

    Visit the Expeditions page now for more information!

     

    Jan-Mar 2017

    Bamboo Bali

    Science and Sunsets

    Tropical Trees meet Tropical Tech

     

    Register your interest clicking the button to the right to receive all of the latest updates as they are available, or check out more information NOW!

  • For Students and Young STEM Professionals

    Visit the Expeditions page now for more information!

     

    Jan-Mar 2017

    Innovation Esacpe

    Tech Tinkering Bootcamp Bali

    STEM Spring Break

     

    Register your interest clicking the button to the right to receive all of the latest updates as they are available, or check out more information NOW!

    Interested?

  • For Everyone

    CHECK BACK SOON FOR 2017 PROGRAMS starting from April Including:

     

    FamilyTREK Arizona

    Tropical Family STEM

    Eclipse 2017!

    Mountains and Meteors

     

    Register your interest clicking the button to the right to receive all of the latest updates as they are available, or check out more information NOW!

    Interested?

  • ... for Educators

    We present workshops for educators of all levels, and in formal and informal settings. Our workshops focus on getting STEM exploration into learning experiences, including STEM in the classroom, and democratizing STEM knowledge through exploration.

     

    Our headline workshop for educators is:

    • STEM Exploration in the Classroom

     

    Other workshops for educators include:

    • Forming Fantastic Teacher-Scientist Partnerships
    • Family Science Programs to engage Whole Families
    • The Exploration Jigsaw: Excite, Build Skills, Investigate, Evaluate, Explore

     

    And customized workshops are available on request to best meet your needs (See tab below)

     

    Workshops can be hosted by InsightSTEM with logistics organized by our Local Impact Committees, or at conferences. Alternatively you can organize a talk or workshop for your venue.

    Organize a Workshop

    Contact us to Plan

    Upcoming events

  • ... for Students and STEM Professionals

    We present workshops for students and STEM professionals on education and outreach topics to help you share STEM knowledge with broader communities through exploration, as a part of your job or for your own personal engagement.

     

    Our headline workshop for students and STEM professionals is:

    • Broadening the Impacts of your Research

     

    Other workshops for students and STEM professionals include:

    • Forming Fantastic Teacher-Scientist Partnerships
    • TA’s -- support student learning through exploration!
    • STEM Education and Outreach: a Primer
    • Graduate Students as Professional Educators in College and Beyond

     

    And customized workshops are available on request to best meet your needs (See tab below)

     

    Workshops can be hosted by InsightSTEM with logistics organized by our Local Impact Committees, or at conferences. Alternatively you can organize a talk or workshop for your venue.

    Upcoming events

    Contact us to Plan

    Organize a Workshop

  • ... for Parents and Families

    We present workshops for parents who want to engage their whole family in STEM exploration together, and for families to participate in guided STEM explorations. (Other workshops for families may be offered by Local Impact Committees near you!)

     

    Our headline workshop for parents is:

    • The Five Pillars of Family Science

     

    Other workshops for parents and families include:

    • Exploring Science with your Kids: Supporting Learning and Enjoying Knowledge Together
    • Science Teaching and Learning for Home-Schooling Parents
    • Get your hands on the Cosmos (for family groups to attend together)

     

    And customized workshops are available on request to best meet your needs (See tab below)

     

    Workshops can be hosted by InsightSTEM with logistics organized by our Local Impact Committees, or at conferences. Alternatively you can organize a talk or workshop for your venue.

    Upcoming events

    Contact us to Plan

    Organize a Workshop

  • Customized Workshops

    We can offer customized workshops on any of the areas in which InsightSTEM works to meet the needs of your conference, event, group, or venue. Please use the button below to contact us and we can plan how to put the workshop together to meet your needs and schedule.

     

    Customized workshops can also be offered as online webinars that are open to general audiences, or for just your specific group. Online programs for STEM professionals can also be offered through the CosmoAcademy: Please contact us to discuss your needs for programs delivered via that platform (typically 2, 4 or 6 sessions in duration, for groups of our to 20 participants).

     

    If you are located in one of our Local Impact Areas we can schedule your workshop into our regularly planned visit to that Impact Area reducing the travel costs associated with the workshop.

     

    We look forward to hearing from you and planning a great professional development plan to meet your needs!

    Contact us to Plan

    Organize a Workshop

  • Family Science Kit Subscription

    A subscription to our Family Science kits will give you and your family access to resources and ideas for true STEM exploration every two months. Unlike many kits - we will not be sending you a set of instructions to perform an experiment, but rather a collection of materials and idea starters to entice your family to dive into real exploration and genuine experimentation... and then share your thoughts, ideas, and results with others online!!

     

    Our subscription kits will be launched in early 2017 with preview packs coming in time for the holidays. Get on the list now to be the first to hear all the updates and have the opportunity to sign up!

    Get on the List!

  • Cell Phone Science Kit Subscription

    Your cell phone is one of the most powerful computers that you have... and with a built in array of sensors, and the ability to connect to external devices, you can have yourself a powerful science exploration tool right in  your pocket! Each month you will receive new things to use with your Android smart phone to explore science in the world around you!

     

    Our subscription kits will be launched in early 2017 with preview packs coming in time for the holidays. Get on the list now to be the first to hear all the updates and have the opportunity to sign up!

    Get on the List!

  • Cupcake Science Kit Subscription

    Like baking? Want to whip up some cupcake creations that connect the treats that come out of the oven with concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics! Get a new and inventive way of exploring STEM knowledge right in your kitchen. With a subscription each month you will receive all you need to fascinate your family and friends as they enjoy the novel cupcakes that you are feeding them :)

     

    Our subscription kits will be launched in early 2017 with preview packs coming in time for the holidays. Get on the list now to be the first to hear all the updates and have the opportunity to sign up!

    Get on the List!

  • Science Sphere Suitcase

    Explore STEM in the round with our Science Sphere Suitcase (Pictured Left)... our inflatable ball and projector system that lets you explore the science of all things round, allowing you to spin, explore, and find hidden depths is science data.

     

    Updated content will allow you to explore new worlds, on scales from the atomic to the galactic! Teachers and students can also create their own learning explorations for use in the classrooms or to share around the world!

     

    Available Jan '17

  • Planeterrainium

    Our Planeterranium projects the world... and other worlds ...in 3D at your feet. Imagine that you are flying over the surface of the Earth, the Moon, Mars and more... explore the geology and geography of different solar system objects, as if you are standing right above them.

     

    The planeterranium is an ingenious PVC pipe construction supporting a trash-can mounted projector to show 3D anaglyph images at your feet!

    Available 2017

  • Space Adventure System

    Our Space Adventure System (pictured above) uses 3 projectors and a PVC mounted, semi-immersive, 3 screen system to allow you to fly through the Universe exploring STEM as you go!

     

    Using the Microsoft Kinekt system for control, the Space Adventure System takes voice commands, and gestural controls to allow you to explore the Universe at your whim. Get a genuine three dimensional understanding of the organization and scale of our Universe.

     

    Available 2017

  • Interactive Landscapes

    Our Interactive Landscapes structure allows you to play in a sand-pit consisting of plastic beads and build different surfaces, while an imaging system measures the properties of your landscape and projects geographic data -- like watershed, contour levels, or more -- onto the surface itself. Excellent for exploring the properties of different landscapes, and phenomena such as glaciation, cratering, erosion, and more!

     

    Available Late '17

  • High School Scholars

    Are you 14-18yrs old an in full time education with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics? Then our High School Scholars program is for you!

     

    Our new High School Scholars program will provide you with experiences to support your own STEM career, as well as giving you opportunities to engage in STEM education and outreach, and in STEM research and development projects.

    Apply Now!

  • Campus Ambassadors

    Graduate and undergraduate students in all Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and related fields are invited do become a part of our Campus Ambassadors program. With over 400 ambassadors worldwide you will be a part of a global community with access to professional development for your own career, and training and support in becoming a life long STEM educator.

    Nominate Someone

    Apply Now!

  • Insightful Teachers

    Our Insightful Teachers are a group of leading STEM educators around the world!

     

    Insightful Teachers gain access to Professional Development Paradise, and Premium Professional Partnerships, to benefit both themselves and their classrooms.

     

    Insightful teachers are fist nominated (or self nominated) and then after a short application process will be on board!

    Nominate!

  • Young STEM Professionals

    Are you a STEM professional aged between 21 and 41 years old?? Then our Young STEM Professionals community is for you. In exchange for your support of InsightSTEM we will support you in your own, personal, STEM education and outreach efforts.... including teacher partnerships, student mentoring, and supporting family and community science.

     

    Sign up now to engage and have real impacts on the future!

    Apply Now!

  • Supporters and Donors

    Our supporters and donors are the best! This is the real community of believers who help us to advance InsightSTEM, and help us democratize knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as we work towards a future filled with minds that are STEM literate, creative thinkers, and global citizens.

     

    You can become part of the tribe... help us out today!

    Make a Pledge!

  • Genius Lab

    Our Genius Lab Fellows are a select group of volunteers, who work together towards developing the future of STEM exploration and STEM exploration technologies. Members of the genius lab retain a share of the Intellectual Property from the projects that they create.

     

    Genius Lab Fellows must be nominated and complete an application and selection process. Contact us for details.

    Contact us Now!