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Finished but Not Forgotten Projects

In 1983, STEM4Learning founder Allan Miller traveled to Leningrad, Soviet Union for a summer semester of Russian language studies at Leningrad State University.  The experiential learning that came from immersion in a different culture became a seed that has continued to grow into a commitment to participate in and often create unique experiences for students, teachers and classrooms around the globe.  If these spark an idea for something you would like to do - drop us a note and let's see if we can help create a new opportunity for you and your students.  

International Exchanges STEM Learning Soldona Madagan Russia

Soldotna / Magadan

Leading and coordinating over 15 years of student / community exchanges connecting the Kenai Peninsula with the people of Magadan.  

Fulbright Fellowship STEM4Learning

Fulbright Scholarship

Allan was a Fellow in Uzbekistan for 2 months in 2020, working in Samarqand to train a cohort of STEM specialists to lead teacher workshops

Connecting  STEM4Learning and Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

Voznsenka / Kenai Space Sci Collab 

A one year STEM based cultural exchange project linking 6th graders from Kenai and the Alaskan Old Believer village of Voznesenka 

Linking Alaska and Tasmanian Teachers and students through STEM4Learning

Ice-E Mysteries

A two year STEM and literacy project linking classrooms in Alaska and Tasmania for studying polar science and collaboratively writing STEM mysteries.


STEAM Team Service Learning

Creating an afterschool team of students learning 2D design skills and applying them to raise teacher morale with personalized signs and graphics. 

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 Lego Robotics Teams

2023/24 will be our tenth year coaching a FIRST Lego League Robotics Team, work begun in remote villages in the Yukon / Kuskokwim Delta and continuing in Williston, Vermont


Shrinking Fry - Why? 

This was a $10,000 Toyota Tapestry grant project that partnered 6th graders  with Alaska Fish and Game scientists to explore the reduction in sockeye fry in several river systems. 

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HP Handheld PDA's in the classroom

Remember the Palm "personal digital assistant" or PDA.  In 2004 we partnered with HP Computers to pilot their new PDA's implementation with 6th graders in Alaska.  

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Mission to Learn - ISS Downlink

This was a full year of space science studies in a 6th grade classroom, partnering with NASA and RETN to have a live link with the ISS and explore the science experiments on board. 

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Houston We Have a Problem

Allan partnered with fellow educator astronaut candidate Dan Wray from Indiana to create a project-based learning unit using dataloggers to test the effectiveness of insulators in space. 


Oden Expedition to Antarctica

In 2008 Allan served as the Educational Liaison for NSF connecting with classrooms from onboard a research icebreaker on a transit from Argentina to McMurdo Station. 


NASA Explorer Schools

Allan organized and led a 3 year NASA partnership providing indepth professional development and  resources for two Alaska elementary schools - Sterling and Nikiski.  


NSF Einstein Fellowship

Allan was selected to serve as a teacher consultant with the Office of International Science and Engineering at NSF, spending 2007 helping provide a public education perspective to their grants. 


Science Through the Arts

Coming Soon

Middle school classes partnered with planetary scientists at NASA's JPL and Glenn Centers working to integrate authentic science research with their literacy and art studies. 


Mission Mosquito

We partnered with two third-grade classes to help them participate in a year-long GLOBE study identifying school mosquito habitats and how climate change is modifying insect migration.

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