Posts filed under: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we think it’s important to honor and recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to STEM and education. For this month’s issue, we talked to educators and administrators who are making a difference in education and helping prepare the next generation of STEM leaders.

Headshot of Ryan Kagami
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...
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Photo of Glenn Lee and students visiting the Capitol
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....
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Neil Ford headshot
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...
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Illustration of The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers logo
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...
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