ARS staff around the country are heavily invested in providing educational opportunities for promising STEM students. Our goals with STEM outreach are to increase literacy and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math for students of all ages, especially among members of underrepresented populations to help them learn more about agricultural research and how it affects their lives every day. ARS is always looking for bright minds to help usher in the next wave of agricultural scientists. Take a look at some of the activities that ARS hosts and participates in, in an effort to connect with STEM students and their teachers.
Check out these stories to learn more about how ARS is inspiring the next generation.
STEM Grows Citizen Scientists - BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center and Oklahoma Schools partner with ARS to cultivate curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Planting the Seeds of STEM - ARS Administrator Dr. Simon Liu discusses how STEM has been a part of his life and career.
The Wonder of It All - The Asombro Institute for Science Education, with support from both the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub, in El Reno, OK, and the ARS Range Management Research Unit, in Las Cruces, NM, is helping students understand the world around them.
Growing Together - The ARS Three Sisters Project plants the seeds of agricultural science careers.