Virtual STEMLink Subscription

New content each month (October-May):

Two Recorded or Live Sessions

Each session will be approximately 25-35 minutes and will provide a hands-on activity and an introduction to various STEM fields. Total time spent by student watching the video and completing the activity will be about 45-60 minutes. Live sessions will be recorded and posted on our site.

Biweekly Live Q&A with a STEM Professional

October Q&A Topics:

  • Whether you are going to school in-person every day, in a hybrid schedule, or distance learning, school feels weird this year. Join mental health practitioner Keith Narr to learn and practice mindfulness techniques and ways to think positive and keep friendships going during a pandemic.
  • What’s with infrared thermometers? Why are the drinking fountains turned off? Why do we have outdoor classrooms this year? A school building health and safety professional explains what changes you might be seeing this year to help keep everyone safe and the science behind those changes.

“A Day in the Life” Career Blog

This blog will feature STEM professionals sharing what they love about their work, demonstrating tools of their trade, and providing a glimpse of their workplace.

October Blog Topics:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Car Accident Reconstruction (Forensic Engineering)
  • Submarine Officer
  • More coming!

October sessions featuring:

Dr. Renee Nesnidal – Science From Scientists

Blood Typing

Recorded Session

Do you know your blood type? Why is this knowledge important? In this session, students will learn what features determine a person’s blood type through a virtual lab and investigate which blood types are compatible.

Dr. Renee Nesnidal is an atomic physicist specializing in laser and optical engineering. She is an instructor and the Outreach Coordinator for Science from Scientists. In her spare time she is a scout leader and soccer team manager.
Science from Scientists (SfS) is a nonprofit STEM enrichment education organization. Their mission is to inspire a wider variety and greater number of students — regardless of circumstances or means— to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Microsoft Volunteers


Code Your Own Video Game

Live Session

Learn how to create your own video game with Microsoft! In this session, we will learn basic coding skills that will help create your own video game using MakeCode Arcade’s game simulator. Customize various aspects of your video game and share your completed work with others.


  • Full-year subscription (October-May)
    • $30/student for Metro ECSU member schools/districts
    • $50/student for non-member schools/districts
    • $55/individual student/household registered by parents/guardians
  • Two-month subscription (must be consecutive months)
    • $15/student for Metro ECSU member schools/districts
    • $30/student for non-member schools/districts
    • $35/individual student/household registered by parents/guardians

To learn if your school/district is a member, view the Metro ECSU 2020-2021 Membership List.

STEMLink is possible with the help of our supportive sponsors.


For more information about how your students can participate or if you are interested in presenting,
contact Betsy Narr at 612-638-1536.

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