We have once again partnered with Texas Instruments to host a #STEMchat on Twitter. This time we’re going to focus on unique STEM careers and fostering interest in STEM. Whatever hobbies or interests students have, they’ll need math and science to succeed. Even vocations that we don’t think of as part of a traditional STEM career path rely on some level of number-crunching and technology. To prepare your kids or students for the future, Texas Instruments is supplying us with one snazzy calculator, a TI-84 Plus CE, to giveaway to a lucky reader or chat participant. In fact, read below for three ways to win a TI Calculator!
STEM Behind Cool Careers
To spread an understanding of the broader applications of STEM, TI has teamed up with mathematician and former professional football player John Urschel to create STEM Behind Cool Careers. Through a series of calculator activities and videos, students can explore how STEM is vital for any career, even careers students may not expect it, like fashion, art, and food.
Three Ways to Win a TI Calculator and More
Students can explore STEM further in TI’s #GenSTEMContest at GenSTEMContest.com between now and September 25th. There are two ways to play, two ways to win:
- Take the #GenSTEM quiz for a chance to win your choice of TI graphing calculator.
- Post a STEM-spirational photo for a chance to win an awesome grand prize package, which includes a $500 gift card and an expense-paid trip to Dallas, Texas to star in the next STEM Behind Cool Careers activity.
Of, course the third chance to win is right here on this blog. We’re giving away a cool new TI-84 Plus CE. This is Texas Instruments’ newest graphing calculator and it’s 30% thinner and 30% lighter than the TI-84 Plus. It comes in four new colors as pictured above (high school Kim is totally jealous).
The TI-84 Plus CE is the calculator that will take your child from middle school through advanced math and science courses in high school and onto college. Notably, the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator is allowed on high-stakes exams, including the PSAT/NMSQT*, SAT* and ACT® college entrance exam as well as Advanced Placement* exams that allow or require a graphing calculator.
Meet the #STEMchat Panelists
@Kim__gonzales Kim Gonzales is a digital content engineer at TI who is passionate about getting more women and Latinas interested in STEM. She is a computer science whiz who received her bachelor’s degree from MIT.
@LauraT_Funk Laura Trevena-Funk is a lifestyle blogger, high school science teacher and a parent of two. She has a bachelor’s in Biology and a master’s degree in STEM education with an emphasis in research.
@bornjustright Jordan Reeves Jordan was born with a left arm that stops just above the elbow. Through Project Unicorn she’s now an international sensation who’s using STEM skills and design knowledge to empower kids to create their own prosthetic arm solutions.
@JenLeeReeves is Jordan’s mom and co-author of their upcoming book. An outspoken advocate for people with limb differences, recently turned Born Just Right from a blog into a nonprofit that seeks to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live more enjoyable lives by empowering them with design knowledge to create their own solutions.
@amptMN AnnMarie Thomas is the founder and director of the Playful Learning Lab, which explores ways to encourage children of all ages to embrace playful learning. She is the author of “Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation.” She also teaches STEM in unique classes like Toy Design, Dynamics (with Circus Lab) and Environmental Sustainability/Innovation.
@NASAEdu Becky Kamas will be tweeting for NASA EDU. She holds a Master’s in Education Technology and her Bachelor’s in Mathematics and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in STEM Education. Becky is a former high school math teacher. Currently, she’s the activity manager for STEM on Station, a NASA Education activity dedicated to bringing space station related opportunities and resources to students and educators.
Win A TI Calculator from The Maker Mom
Enter to win a limited edition TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator in one of four brand-new colors, Measure Mint, Count on Coral, Bionic Blue, or Galaxy Gray.
Fill out the Google Doc below to enter. Enter by September 19, 2017 at 9:05 PM CDT. Must be 18 to enter. Open to US residents. Retail value of prize is roughly $130. Winner will be chosen at random and I will notify the winner by email. If the selected winner does not respond within 48 hours of notification, a new winner will be randomly selected.
You may complete one regular entry and an additional entry for sharing a Tweet about this giveaway, but you need to come back and share the Tweet link on the form below in order to get credit for it.
Sample Tweet to cut and paste:
I just entered to win a TI-84 Plus CE @TICalculators from @TheMakerMom and you can, too! https://tinyurl.com/STEMchatWithTISept19 #STEMchat
Enter below. Scroll down and enter your information and then hit submit.
Tweet you on the 19th at 9 pm Eastern!
Spread the news to your STEM-loving friends and colleagues. Share the #STEMchat joy with these sample tweets!
Join me for #STEMchat on Twitter 9/19 at 9 PM Eastern to talk #STEM with @TICalculators https://tinyurl.com/STEMchatWithTISept19
Join me for #STEMchat with @KimMoldofsky and @TICalculators on Twitter 9/19 at 9 PM Eastern! https://tinyurl.com/STEMchatWithTISept19
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