Student Resources

“Getting a well rounded education with a solid footing in STEM today will allow me to be successful tomorrow.” – Michael Canning – President of Delaware TSA

Are you ready to join in the burgeoning STEM workforce 21st century?

Does the prospect of being at the forefront of cyber security, veterinary medicine, or engineering technology excite you? Perhaps a job in the fast-paced ‘green economy’, such as environmental engineering, renewable/alternative energy, or building efficiency have always been a passion. Or maybe a more hands-on work atmosphere if your style like machinist disciplines, drafting/design work using various CAD programs, or an technician work using the latest computer diagnostics.

These STEM careers are often high paying and in constant need for skilled workers willing and able to get trained in appropriate disciplines. Today’s world is full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics connections whether it be in school, at home, indoors or out.  STEM is all around us, and the job of investigating, building, and maintaining all that is around us while inventing new technologies along the way is for you to learn and explore.  By the time you realize what is here today, someone will have invented the future.  Welcome to tomorrow, welcome to the hub of STEMtastic opportunities!!!

Career Opportunities

STEM Career 
Information for those seeking and promoting STEM careers

Career Cruising
Delaware Schools website for planning career paths

Career Clusters
CHANGE TO:  Georgetown University study on STEM job projections

STEM: Good Jobs Now and For the Future, US Department of Commerce
Government data on STEM jobs

US Occupational Information Network
tool for career exploration and job analysis

Science Resources

NASA for Students
Information about NASA activities – for all ages

MIT Open Course Ware for High School for Students
Materials that explain everything about high school science

The Khan Academy
Materials for self-guided learning of numerous subjects – for all ages

Youtube Education
STEM video learning tools

Women & Minorities

Women in STEM
Facts, data and news about women in STEM from the White House

African Americans in STEM 
STEM information from Black Enterprise website

Latinos in STEM 
STEM career information for Latinos

Girls in STEM
Information about the long term impact of STEM education on girls

Women of NASA
Videos and essays from women who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways.

Scholarships & Grants

Resources for higher education in Delaware
financial assistance programs and post-secondary education information

Resources for Public & Private higher education in DE
2012 DE Scholarship compendium – DE Higher Education Office

DE Tech Scholarships
Delaware Technical Community College Financial Aid & Scholarships

U of DE Scholarships, fellowships & internships
University of Delaware Scholarships, Fellowships, & Internships

DSU Scholarships
Delaware State University Financial Assistance & Scholarships

DE-NASA Space Grant
Delaware Space Grant Consortium Fellowships & Scholarships

List of Scholarships in DE
A list of numerous Scholarships of all kinds available in DE

After School Programs

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls — all girls — where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.

Boys Scouts of Del-Mar-Va
Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

Boys and Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Iron Hill Museum

The Iron Hill Merit Badge Center has many STEM offerings for Boy Scouts (see and for Girl Scouts as well. A new building is in process of opening and many STEM programs are being planned for all ages.

Science Summer Camps
Science camps from the University of Delaware

Science Olympiad
For the past 29 years, SCIENCE OLYMPIADhas led a revolution in science education.

Delaware Math League

The Delaware Math League was founded by Dr William Geppert, Jr., former State Mathematics Supervisor in the Delaware Department of Education, & Dr. Willard E. Baxter, retired from the University of Delaware. Math League is sponsored by DCTM – Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The purpose of the Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League is to cultivate an interest in mathematics through team competition. There are four levels of competition – Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, and Grades 10-12.

Math League

Math contests give students an educationally enriching opportunity to participate in an academically-oriented activity and to gain recognition for mathematical achievement. Our main goal is educational: we promote enjoyment and study of mathematics by organizing contests for grades 4-12. Our contests help to enrich mathematics programs. Each contest covers topics appropriate to the contest grade level. Our well-written questions cover a variety of difficulty ranges and involve topics of interest to above-average students. The key is to encourage students to enjoy a challenge and to learn from it to find problem-solving discussions stimulating. This challenge is what prompts many youngsters to enjoy puzzle books! The enrichment we provide is a positive experience for students.

Science Fair – Sussex County Science Fair – Delaware Tech New Castle County Science Fair – Kent County Science Fair

Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF) was founded in 1949 and incorporated as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in 1993, making it one of the oldest Fairs in the country. It is now also one of the largest.  The Fairs were designed as a vehicle for stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among students in middle and high schools in the tri-state area.  The philosophy behind the Fairs is that students learn science by doing science. DVSF provides an opportunity for students to excel and reach their full potential fostering intellectual curiosity and creative problem solving – essential skills for future innovation.

Lego League
You can find a lot of information on this website, especially details about this year’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) events.

Summer Camps

We teach math in multiple modes, inspired by the Lesh translation model. Sign up for tips to make Math fun!

STEM Kids Camps Delaware Tech
Delaware Technical Community College will offer nearly 50 youth camps this summer at campuses statewide expected to serve approximately 1,000 students in support of Governor Markell’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative.

DE State Parks Summer Camps
Delaware State Parks offer summer day camps all over Delaware, from Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington to Cape Henlopen in Lewes, and plenty in between!

Library programs
Go to your local public library and sign up today. Discover all the great activities and programs happening in Delaware Public Libraries.

Delaware Nature Society
Founded in 1964, the Delaware Nature Society is the pre-eminent non-profit environmental organization in the state.

Delaware Aerospace Academy
In operation since 1990, the objective of the Delaware Aerospace Academy is to provide hands-on training and experiences in aerospace-related activities and fields.

iD Tech Camps held at the University of Delaware

Kids and teens ages 7-17 develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Courses with only 8 students per instructor for personalized learning while students build self-confidence and meet new friends with similar interests. High-energy, weeklong, day and overnight programs.


Moody’s Mega Math Challenge
Moody’s Mega Math Challenge (M3 Challenge) is an applied mathematics competition for high school students.

Math Team Canada at the International Mathematical Olympiad
The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship mathematics competition for high-school students. Canada has proudly participated in the IMO for over thirty years.

The Challenge
The DuPont challenge calls on students to research, think critically, and write a science essay that provides innovative ideas on our most pressing global challenges, or demonstrates the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to our daily lives.

Governor’s Cyber Aces State Championship
Governor Markell is challenging students across the state to register for Cyber Aces Online and compete for a chance to participate in the Governor’s Cyber Aces State Championship. Registration is free and open now.

Other Websites of Interest

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
An interactive Web site for everyone–students, K-12 teachers and informal educators, parents and guardians, and anyone else with an interest in engineering.

Delaware Children in Nature Network
The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition is the primary advocate for promoting meaningful outdoor education experiences for our youth during “in-school” and “out-of-school” time.  We exist to serve those people, programs and places that support the decision to take kids outside by providing resources to enable such actions. Our network of local and national partners can make your ideas come to life. So get outside Delaware…nature is waiting.

Cool Math
An amusement park of math and more…Lessons and games designed for fun.

Cool Science
A link inviting curious kids to explore biology.

Discovery Student Adventure
Follow scientists and explorers on amazing adventure via the Discovery Channel.

Engineer Your Life
A guide to engineering for girls.

Imagine Engineering (Girl Scouts)
Learn the many careers that encompass engineering jobs for girls.

Watch videos, play games and get resources from IPTV’s Kid’s Clubhouse.

The iTwixie revolution starts with over 20 million tween girls in the US alone, and tween girls all over the globe, who have the power to change the world. Tween girls are full of curiosity, smarts, ideas and beauty. iTwixie challenges girls to express their unique talents, creations, natural beauty and true interests.

Online Math Applications
A place to apply math to real life situations.

Smithsonian Education
A place for kids to explore, discover and learn.

PBSkids Design Squad
Find projects, videos and games here that will challenge you to engineer a solution.

Washington Kids Post
An online news source for our world in math and science.

Women of NASA
Videos and essays from women who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways.

STEM Guide
Check out these public library links to all things STEM!!

PBS – Seeing in the Dark
This site allows users to view and print a customized sky chart, watch how-to videos for beginning star gazers, take a photo using an internet telescope and receive it by e-mail later, and get basic information about astronomy. Teachers can download classroom-tested hands-on activities for grades 2-12.

Flinn Scientific​
Flinn Scientific provides two middle-school demonstrations. “Biological Currency” builds on student interest in money by using a microscope focused on currency to teach observation and measurement skills. “Making Homemade Glue” requires only milk, vinegar, and baking soda and lets students practice basic measurement skills as they learn about the properties of matter and chemical reactions.

Blue World TV
Segments of Blue World, a family-oriented underwater adventure television series, can now be viewed online. Host Jonathan Bird introduces a new marine animal or science topic in each 8 to 10 minute segment. A downloadable teacher’s guide accompanies each episode.

You Innovate 21
The National Governors Association and Scholastic, Inc. introduce middle school students to the benefits and excitement of innovation and prompt them to explore their own innovative ideas. The website has standards-based content embedded in games and activities, and shows students the relevance of science, technology, engineering, and math to their everyday lives.

Flinn Scientific – Instant Light
Another contribution from Flinn Scientific makes two chemistry experiments available online. “Instant Light” is a simple luminol chemiluminsescence demonstration in which students witness a chemical reaction that emits light. “Frozen Fire” offers a memorable example of exothermic reactions and decomposition.

Space camp offers 3- and 6-day programs for children aged 9 – 11
Space Academy offers 6- and8-day programs for adolescents aged 12 – 14
Advanced Space Academy offers 6- and 13-day programs for teens aged 15 – 18

An online museum “of science, art, and human perception”

Franklin Institute’s online science museum
The Franklin Institute’s online science museum.

Kennedy Space Center
NASA’a 2007 Space Camp website contains information on applying to the camp and links to other resources.

DaVinci Kids
DaVinci Kids Art and Science Workshops is an out-of-school, hands-on learning center that provides young people between the ages of 2 and 12 with exciting, age appropriate, exploratory workshops in Chemistry, Physics, Life Science, Earth Science and Engineering. We also provide science themed birthday parties, scout achievement badge workshops, school field trips and Science Adventure  Summer Camp.

Cyber Aces State Championship
Governor Markell is challenging students across the state to register for Cyber Aces Online and compete for a chance to participate in the Governor’s Cyber Aces State Championship. Registration is free and open now.


Dover High School student, Ifunanya Nwogbaga, discusses STEM’s importance on his life and future. To hear his presentation as well as presentations leading to the kick-off of the DE STEM Educator Awards