North Dakota EPSCoR seeks to help improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among middle school and high school students, and to build a pathway for students in North Dakota who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM disciplines.


Sunday Academy Program

Sunday Academy STEM Learning Modules

Research related STEM learning modules taught during the NATURE Sunday Academy program

Learning modules fall under the following categories:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics or Computer and Information Systems
  • Physical Sciences
  • Technology

For more information about other NATURE programs, please connect to NATURE.


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Mayville State University’s Education and Innovation Center Virtual STEM Carnival
Sponsored by:

Click here to find grade-level prepared videos and resources: Virtual STEM Carnival All kits and supplies used in the videos can be requested through the MSU library, Or by contacting:



Research related experiments (CRCS and CSMS related experiments)

Experiments related to ND EPSCoR funded research have been developed by ND EPSCoR researchers and their graduate students for use by selected fifth and eighth grade rural K-12 teachers. The experiments have been taught to the teachers, and the teachers have been provided with some equipment and materials needed to carry out the experiments in their classrooms. The teaching materials are now being made available for anyone to use.

  • Fifth Grade Experiments booklet  (Download PDF or MS Word
    • Unit One: Weather (CRCS research related)
      - Hurricane Path
      - Building Weather Station Measurement
      - Cloud Particles and Cloud Formation
    • Unit Two: Sustainable Materials (CSMS research related)
      - Helpful Hydrogels
      - Fermentation in a Bag
  • Eighth Grade Experiments booklet  (Download PDF or MS Word)
    • Unit One: Weather (CRCS research related)
      - Cloud Particles and Formation
      - Watersheds and the Urban/Rural Inference
      - Greenhouse Effect
      - Forecasting the Weather
    • Unit Two: Sustainable Materials (CSMS research related)
      - Helpful Hydrogels
      - Fermentation in a Bag
      - Shampoo Sequence


Contact for STEM in K-12

For more information, please contact ND EPSCoR's STEM Manager:
Shireen Alemadi
1805 NDSU Research Park Dr.
Dept. 4450, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050