Welcome to the EC STEM Lab’s
September/October 2021 Newsletter!



EC STEM Lab is a group of researchers and educators committed to improving the quality of science, technology, engineering, and math teaching for young children. 

EC STEM Lab - Sept/Oct 2021, Newsletter, #22

In This Issue


Preschool STEM Institute
This week! STEMIE Fest
Free Workshop Series - Preschool STEM
Science Museum Stuff
Like us! Win! & Book Coupon Code
Girls/Women in STEM - Free Resources
Pulverizing Pumpkins Activities
Articles & Books


Preschool STEM Institute 2022

Unique Virtual PD

Submit Your Info

This year promises to be another amazing event. Our virtual, all day, interactive Institute is geared for master teachers, directors, trainers, & teacher educators.

Registration details and grant info in November 2021.

Click here to hear first!

Click here for more info.


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Virtual Free STEMIE Fest

Happening Now!

Oct 4-8, 2021

FREE virtual sessions, exhibit booths, & presentations related to early STEM and early STEM for children with special needs.

Visit EC STEM Lab's virtual exhibit booth to win free stuff!

Click here for more info.


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Preschool STEM Workshop Series - 5th Year

Free Virtual Workshops

5th Year of STEM Professional Learning

Join Dr. Lange from EC STEM Lab and colleagues to explore, discuss, and do activities focused on a different STEM topic each session.

Registration required.

Learn more.


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Check it Out

Science Museum Projects

IMLS Grant Funds New Initiative

EC STEM Lab is excited to announce our most recent grant project collaboration. The focus is to promote and invest in STEM for rural communities with limited access to science museums. EC STEM Lab is the lead evaluator, and the project is led by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and the TN Science Alliance.



Tennessee STEAM Festival 

October 15 – 24, 2021 

This event brings together science, technology, engineering, art, and math at events across Tennessee. Click the link below to learn more about this event and hosting events. 


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Enter to WIN Free Stuff

Like Our Facebook Page

Like Us to Win!

Like and follow us on Facebook to be eligible to win a set of free early STEM books! Check out competition post to see details


Fall Special Discount!

Use Special Author's Discount Code PRESCHOOLSTEM21 for 15% off plus free shipping (expires 12/31/2021) off of our book.



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Free Stuff

Equity & STEM Resources



Free Resources for Educators to Promote Girls and Women in STEM

IF/THEN Collection is a set of images, posters, and other resources that feature real female role models in STEM careers. These images are to be used to create a shift in girls' thinking about who can be a STEM professional.

IF/THEN Collection 


Tennessee Girls Collaborative Project provides opportunities for programs to encourage girls in STEM. 

Tennessee Girls Collaborative (TNGC) 

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Try it!

Pumpkin Patch Plundering