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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale. The laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos. Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to biology and advanced computer science. Read More

NOVA Education Webinars

NOVA Education Webinars for teachers. Read More

NOVA Education

NOVA Education tailors NOVA’s digital resources for educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our free educator library is produced according to teaching standards and includes videos, audio segments, lesson plans, and interactives designed to facilitate effective classroom integration. NOVA Education is committed to creating digital learning resources that work for you. Read More

Greening STEM Educator Toolkit

The environment is a compelling context for teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as it provides teachers with a diverse range of real-world challenges that engage students in hands-on opportunities to apply and reinforce STEM concepts across multiple subject areas. From calculating planting area and productivity in the school garden, to designing model wind turbines, to tracking invasive species with GPS technology, environmental projects inspire students to apply STEM by empowering them to develop innovative solutions to local problems meaningful to them. Use the educator toolkit to find free lesson plans, activities, and resources for teaching STEM using environmental education. Read More

Science Friday Educational Resources

Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Science Friday offers free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for parents and educators. Read More

STEM Connector

Each year, the United States invests billions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and workforce development. Over 70% of jobs will require core STEM skills. STEMconnector® is THE information and convening force on resources and best practices. Founded in 2011, STEMconnector®* convenes top leaders in the field through initiatives that rapidly connect and leverage the world of STEM and help our supporters in their investments to build a STEM pipeline and workforce. WHAT IS STEMconnector? STEMconnector®, a Diversified Search company, is a consortium of companies, nonprofit associations and professional societies, STEM-related research & policy organizations, government entities, universities and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital in the United States. STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM” through a comprehensive website that connects national, state and local STEM entities. The STEMconnector® website contains profiles of more than 20 categories of STEM-related entities and details ‘Who is Doing What’ on over 6000 STEM-related organizations in all 50 states. WHAT DOES STEMCONNECTOR Do? As a free service to the country, The STEMdaily® newsletter provides nearly 10,000 diverse thought leaders in STEM education with a daily newsletter that increases connectivity across the nation and reaches over a million through social media. STEMconnector® convenes its members and stakeholders through both physical and virtual events through STEM Councils and virtual STEM Town Halls and Google Hangouts that regularly reach over 500 thought leaders. Finally, STEMconnector® recognizes leadership through its annual “100 STEM Leaders” series. Our work spans the entire pipeline (K-J Kindergarten — Jobs) and how STEM Education experiences translate into careers. Products also include EdTech Weekly, briefings and events, research reports, data mapping, events, special products and counseling on how to maximize STEM resources. The STEMconnector® team advises and counsels our members and partners to ensure the best STEM practices and scalable investments. STEMconnector® helps other organizations determine programs whose outcomes meet their desired objectives and needs. Read More

Science360 Radio

Science360 Radio showcases 100+ radio shows and podcasts from the U.S. and around the world. It’s available on the web and via iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. From the latest news headlines to in-depth interviews and lively discussions, Science360 delivers to a worldwide audience engaging daily programming about all things science, engineering, math, and technology. Science360 Radio is part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 network. Read More

SciTech Connect

SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface. SciTech Connect was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to increase access to science, technology, and engineering research information from DOE and its predecessor agencies. Read More


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EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu