STEM

The GRILLĀ® science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) efforts have centered on collaboration between Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and mentors, students, and educators. In support of STEM education, we at the GRILLĀ® are working to develop a robust toolkit of educational STEM content for schools and teachers for use in the classroom, after school, or during independent research activities. The teachers, students, and mentors created this content to guide and scaffold instruction for students. Our materials include challenge problems, course guides, and exemplars created by students.  Any and all feedback regarding your experiences with the material is welcome.

STEM Programs

The GRILL has partnered with local universities, educational service centers, and various community programs to ensure STEM content is available to anyone seeking it.

Challenge Problems

Challenge problems encourage students to apply their knowledge on solutions to real world problems. Included with each challenge problem are materials such as implementation guides for teachers, statement of the problem, and step-by-step tutorials. To get a better understanding of what a challenge problem is, view our philosophy of challenge problems.

Teacher Resources

Materials for teachers and students to use during part of all of a semester on topics relevant to STEM education. Materials include implementation guides for teachers, specific lessons and activities, and student handouts. Contact us if you are interested in pilot testing the in-development curriculum guides.

Student Exemplars

Collection of a variety of simulations, virtual environments, 3D models, and other solutions created by high school students. The exemplars provide example solutions to challenge problems, and also demonstrate just how much students can achieve using technology to solve real world problems.