One of the required elements of a STEM Endorsement is the development of your personal ePortfolio. A portfolio is really nothing more than a record of your experience as you completed your requirements toward a STEM diploma. You are preparing this, not only for yourself, but also for potential employers and college admissions counselors.
Traditionally, portfolio development requires three activities: Collect, Select, and Reflect.
Collect: This is the step where you gather as many pieces of evidence as you have available to document your journey. These could be sample from your engineering notebook, a drawing developed on Autodesk Inventor as a part of your Intro to STEM Topics class or Introduction to Engineering design, photos of complete projects from any of your classes or robotics team, letter of commendation you may received from internships, etc.
Select: At this step, you choose those items from the previous step that best tell your story. Those are the items you will include in your ePortfolio.
Reflect: This is the place where you reflect on your experience. Why did you choose this course of study? How does your experience prepare you for your chosen career path? How does this experience distinguish you from others choosing the same path? How do you believe this experience has helped you grow as a person? Etc.
You should plan to use a website development tool like WordPress, Weebly, or Google Sites to organize and present this material. You will want to organize your site around tabs and menus.
The following sites are valuable resources you should review to help you with this process: