Robotics Merit Badge
Information and links to help you succeed in earning the Robotics merit badge. 1) Download a Robotics merit badge workbook; 2) Robotics competitions; 3) Robotics 101 (courtesy of National Robotics Week); 4) Overview of the engineering design process; and 5) Articles, books and links.
NASA and Scouting
NASA and Scouting have a long history. More than two-thirds of all current and former astronauts have been involved in Scouting. The leadership, teamwork, life skills and positive role models that are part of Scouting help create motivated, high-achieving adults who may go on to become astronauts, scientists or engineers. NASA supports Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as part of its goal for engaging Americans in NASA missions.
Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Plan to join us—all FIRST events are free and open to the public! See FIRST kids and robots in action near you!
Girls In STEM
Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They’re natural scientists! Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life.
GSUSA and Its STEM Partners
Imagine girls in careers that foster creativity, action, a good income, and opportunities to change the world for the better. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills can get girls there!
Explore careers in engineering, read stories of women who work in the field, and get advice on the best high-school classes that will prepare you for college.
FIRST recognizes the importance of developing girls’ courage, confidence and character to make this world a better place through engagement in hands-on engineering and science programs.
NASA and Scouting
NASA and Scouting have a long history. More than two-thirds of all current and former astronauts have been involved in Scouting. The leadership, teamwork, life skills and positive role models that are part of Scouting help create motivated, high-achieving adults who may go on to become astronauts, scientists or engineers. NASA supports Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as part of its goal for engaging Americans in NASA missions.
International Science and Engineering Fair
The Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for over $4 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
The Tau Beta Pi National K-12 Mathematics and Science Initiative is known as MindSET. MindSET encourages the use of hands-on delivery strategies in STEM activities. Such strategies have been shown to contribute to improved math and science performance of students, particularly in assisting students to understand the connections between math, career opportunities, and their daily lives.