New Delhi:US tech giant IBM and the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) on Monday launched online STEM (science, technology engineering, and mathematics) resource training for teachers at an event here. The three-day STEM summit that began Monday is designed to enable effective partnerships with government and non-government organisations, empowering teachers with project-based STEM lessons and engaging teaching strategies that help inspire students to pursue careers in STEM, IBM said in a statement. IBM has developed a free online resource for teachers (www.teacherstryscience.org) that includes high-quality STEM lesson plans. "IBM, through the 'Teachers TryScience,' is directly involved in the education arena to inspire and enable tomorrow's innovators. 'Teachers TryScience' is a great way to introduce teachers to classroom innovations that increase student interest and achievement in STEM disciplines," said Mamtha Sharma, Head - Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM India, in a statement. "Teachers TryScience" has been introduced to thousands of teachers in various state schools, along with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti schools and prestigious universities like Savitribai Phule Pune University. Teachers are one of the important partners in the endeavour of taking the message of science among varied target groups, including students. "The council through its initiatives like the National Children Science Congress, National Teachers' Science Congress, training and field programmes for science communication aims to achieve its objectives," said Dr B.P. Singh, Scientist and Head, NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology.