Founded in 2013, STEMToday will be a free resource for K12 educators to access cutting edge research and data from STEM disciplines.

It is built upon the model for ASTROBITES, whereby graduate students write one article each day summarizing a current research article at a level accessible to undergraduate students.  STEMToday will make this same research accessible to K12 educators, by creating K12 accessible versions of every STEMBITE.  We want to connect K12 students to the real research being done in laboratories around the world.  

STEMToday is not-for-profit, and relies upon contributions by students and educators.  All resources will be free of charge for educators.

If you are interested in submitting content, apply to be a writer today!  If you are interested in being a part of our advisory

board or partnering with our effort, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.  This is curriculum and content for the community, by the community.  We will be inviting a select group of 20 K12 educators to Cambridge on June 15, 2014 for a one day workshop.  If you are interested, please apply!


An online resource of cutting edge

STEM research and data for today's

​learning environments

Team Leadership

Alyssa Goodman, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Harvard

Shannon Morey, East Boston High School Science Enrichment Coordinator

Nathan Sanders, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy, Harvard

Ashley Zauderer, NSF AAPF Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Harvard;

                            DBASSE Fellow, National Academy of Sciences

Advisory Board

Chris Erdmann, Director, CfA Wolbach Library, Harvard

Cassandra Extavour, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard

Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard

Jerry X. Mitrovica, Professor of Geophysics, Harvard

Jon R. Star, Nancy Pforzheimer Aronson Associate Professor in Human Development and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Karl R. C. Wendt, Founder of Discover Create Advance, Alumnus of Harvard Graduate School of Education Ed.L.D. program

​Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director, Academy of Educators, UNC-Chapel Hill


This Web site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number AST-1302954.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Web site and materials contained within are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

We thank Harvard University FAS and Department in Astronomy for partial funding support of the ComSciCon conference.

We thank the California (CALTac) and National Teacher Advisory Councils at the National Academy of Sciences for their input.


Make current, cutting edge research and data in STEM disciplines 

available and accessible to the community of K12 educators  


Convey the excitement of research and exploration!  

Motivate students to pursue STEM careers.

How will STEMToday accomplish this?

Utilize the existing college-level content in stembites to prepare smaller digestible modules for K12, creating a seamless link from NGSS/CORE standards in K12 to real data and experiments.

Provide a forum for STEM professionals in training (graduate students), experts in STEM

communication and K12 educators to interact at anannual workshop.  ​​