January 2024
TERC Talks
STEM education insights and resources for educators
Programs & Materials Highlights
Our forward-thinking and groundbreaking research projects often result in insightful and inspiring learning materials, many for free.

What it is: A free one-hour activity and four module curriculum designed to engage middle school students in using ideas from animal structure and function to build a biomimetic robot. BioRobots is an interdisciplinary learning curriculum that integrates science, engineering, and computing to engage students in biomimicry design challenges. 

Article of Interest
What we've been reading in STEM education trends, innovations, new studies, and more.
How Interlinking Learning Promotes Critical Thinking in Middle School

Takeaway: Fostering connections between subjects encourages students to think deeply about big problems and questions at the core of their work. 

How TERC is joining the conversation: Dr. Michael Cassidy, experienced STEM educator and researcher, focuses on interdisciplinary curriculum development. His projects weave together diverse disciplines and practices. Learn about his emerging work. 

Fun STEM Fact!
Tradinno is the largest walking robot in the world. Standing at 15 meters long, the dragon robot weighs 11 tons.
PD Opportunities
Upcoming workshops, webinars, and research study opportunities for continuous growth.
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Listen: Assembling Inclusion Podcast
The episode covers an inclusive program to teach computational thinking to grades 3-8 and neurodiversity in STEM education. Listen to the podcast.
Internship Opportunity

Do you know an undergrad interested in STEM research?

Introduce them to the Summer TERC Scholars Program! Students will engage in meaningful, mentored research projects at TERC, fostering professional growth and a justice-focused STEM lens. This enriching experience is remote-friendly and offers a $6000 stipend. Applications due 1/29/24.

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