May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrating the amazing achievements and contributions of AAPIs in the United States. Asian American and Pacific Islanders are a huge part of STEM in the U.S., with more than 18% of all AAPI workers being in STEM, compared to only 7% of total U.S. workers being in STEM jobs. See how you can learn more about AAPI heritage by reading more!
Inside and out of the classroom, this month we are sharing plenty of free resources you’ll love:
AsianPacificHeritage.gov has teachers’ guides, iBooks, lessons, and studies found through the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, The Library of Congress, National Archives, and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ted Talks are great to insert into any lesson, and plenty of Ted Talks feature a variety of Asian Americans, such as Canwen Xu, who started an all-girls computer science workshop called Code For Fun!
If you missed our announcement earlier this week, we are now proud partners with Brown Dog Gadgets! These hands-on projects combine art and STEM, are budget-friendly, and are ready to use right out of the box. Students get creative while having fun learning about circuitry and alternative power.
Instagram:aapiofficial – AAPI UNITED is a non-profit private foundation that provides mentorship, support, and funding via grants and endowments to organizations and activists in the Asian American Community.