A place for insight, inspiration, and experiments.


Education Level


  • Headshot of Ryan Kagami

    The Right Tools: Helping Teachers Bring NGSS into Hawaiian Classrooms

    May 2021

    As the Science and STEM Resource Teacher for the Kailua-Kalāheo Complex Area in Hawaii, Ryan Kagami was used to helping teachers find new ways to engage students with science and math. But helping with NGSS integration was a far bigger challenge.

  • Photo of Glenn Lee and students visiting the Capitol

    Building Successful Students Through Robotics

    May 2021

    The robotics program that Lee founded doesn’t just set students up for success in college. It gives them valuable experience applying what they know to solve real-world problems.

  • Neil Ford headshot

    How One Chemical Engineer-Turned-Teacher Inspires Students in STEM

    May 2021

    Ford won a 2020 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award for a project that challenged his pre-engineering students to work through the engineering design process to develop and build a class set of infrared photogates. Each student-designed photogate used a microcontroller coupled with an organic LED display as the interface, as well as an infrared source and detector circuits.

  • Illustration of The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers logo

    Fostering Community: A Conversation with The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

    May 2021

    The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) was founded nearly 14 years ago to help Asian-heritage professionals in the scientific and engineering fields achieve their full potential. Through its rich programming and events, it has continued to support these individuals in a number of ways, including helping members celebrate their Asian heritage, advocate for diversity on campus and in the workplace, and give back to the community.

The Caliper started as a printed, biannual newsletter in 1984. See the evolution of STEM education over 37 years.