STEM.org Gives Piper a Perfect Score!

A note to Piper from Andrew Raupp, Founder and Executive Director at STEM.org....
I would like to congratulate you and your team.  The Piper Computer Kit is officially STEM.org Authenticated™.  Your product encourages students to be engaged with the Engineering Design Process, promotes gamification, coding and electronics learning, while facilitating practical, real-world knowledge.  It is the epitome of a STEM learning resource.  
 
"The Piper Computer Kit excelled during our evaluation process, scoring in the top 1 percentile of over 1,100 STEM products reviewed since 2014.”  Our evaluators have only awarded a perfect score to one other item (and it was developed in collaboration with two universities, ETA Hand2Mind’s STEM In Action Kits).  
The STEM.org Authenticated™ trustmark streamlines consumer’s ability to identify resources that conform to vetted STEM standards, thus assisting with quick decision-making in favor of quality. When parents and educators observe STEM.org Educational Research™’s (SER) seal, they know that products will: 

• Integrate seamlessly into STEM-friendly classrooms and homes
• Align to Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math standards 
• Support the development of learner’s 21st Century Skills 
• Engage users through hands-on learning and collaboration 
• Ensure a secure, third-party review and evaluation process 
 
We take into consideration the following criteria:
 
• Standard 1: STEM Subjects
• Standard 2: 21st Century Skills 
• Standard 3: Sensory Stimulation
• Standard 4: Diversity & Inclusion
• Standard 5: Communication & Socialization 
• Standard 6: Kinesthetics & Literacy
• Standard 7: Growth Accommodation
• Standard 8: Support Materials
About STEM.org Educational Research™:
Founded in 2001, STEM.org Educational Research™(SER) is the longest continually-operating, privately-held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America.  Through an extensive collaborative effort, SER has worked closely with pedagogical researchers, an international coalition of educators, administrators, NGO's and schools to establish a trusted set of STEM benchmarks. The resources and proven best-practices of this initiative have led to the world’s original and most recognized, blockchain-secured STEM credentialing framework: STEM.org Accredited™ for programs, STEM.org Certified™ for people, and STEM.org Authenticated™ for products.

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