About this website

The UConn STEM Education Portal is designed especially for Connecticut educators who need to know more about teaching through STEM and the Next Generation Science Standards. Although there are literally thousands of websites that provide information and materials related to these topics, what we offer here is a collection of what we consider to be some of the best resources available today without overwhelming the user with content. Here you will find a variety of resources to help you better understand STEM and the NGSS, assist you as you plan and create lessons and update policies in support of these important initiatives.

What is STEM?

STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For an excellent overview of STEM education, including the importance of integrating the STEM subjects, check out this YouTube video on STEM produced by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council of the National Academies.