Other Resources


There are a number of opportunities in our community to explore science, technology,engineering, and math in fun and engaging ways.   The following are links to other resources that you might find helpful.



This guide features summer camps, websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school. 



First Robotics is an after school program that focuses on robotics.             






The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania's career site.

  The York County Library system offers a number of STEM related programs during the year for a wide range of ages.   Check their calendar for programs being offered.
                               Pathways To Your Future: Exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Careers is a career awareness program, held at Penn State York, for seventh grade girls highlighting opportunities in mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  There are a number of national science competitions across the country.   Here is a link to a listing of some of the major competitions.

  The Nanoline Contest lets you put your technical skills to the test. The grand prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany. While in Germany, the winning team will present their project at the Hanover Fair's TectoYou hall. Hanover Fair is the world's largest industrial tradeshow.

  The Whitaker Center in Harrisburg has an all ages approach to science.   There are a number of great programs offered during the year at the Harsco Science Center.

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.




The make717 Innovation Center is Lancaster, PA's first makerspace.



The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on, interactive learning center filled with curiosity and creativity as kids from Pre-K through 8th grade learn the principles of science and the application of science in engineering and technology. 


The Museum was founded in 1953 by Franklin & Marshall College. Named for Lancaster businessman Hugh M. North, whose estate funded the building's construction, the North Museum quickly became a destination in the community for introducing children to the natural world. 


Additional Career exploration opportunities


My Future Career

There are a number of local career opportunities that do not require college degrees.  This is a great site called "My future career".   It's provided by Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology.    


JA My Way!

JA USA has a student center that has a number of opportunities to learn about careers and your future.    You'll need to sign up to get access to the site, but it's free!

JA Assembling Your Career

JA USA has a digital supplement to help students pursue STEM career interests.  This program was developed with the help of Alcoa.