Applications are open to broad-reaching organizations worldwide that promote K-12 computer science education to encourage students to become creators, rather than just consumers, of technological innovations.
The International Society for Technology in Education will host the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference, a MOOC dedicated to STEMx educators.
Students from Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School's GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) and School of Engineering programs were offered the opportunity to participate in a unique two-week day camp over the summer at the school's satellite campus in Greensburg, PA.
The Smithsonian Institution is hosting two free online education conferences that will bring scientists together with students and teachers, giving students an opportunity to earn digital badges through the Smithsonian's Quests digital badge program.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $1.5 million to Mercy College in New York. The college will use the grant to establish the Mercy College Intensive STEM Teacher Initiative (MISTI).
As part of a NASA STEM initiative, gifted students at the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Virginia will have a chance to work directly with researchers at the space agency's Langley Research Center.
More than 50 student teams participated in the 12th-annual MATE international student underwater robotics competition, which challenged students to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle that can "deploy scientific instruments and remove biofouling organisms from existing equipment installed on the seafloor, among other tasks.
The National Education Foundation (NEF), a nation nonprofit provider of STEM+ education, has entered a private-public partnership with the State University of New York, TEKSystems, Pearson Education, and Skillsoft to launch Cyberlearning STEM+ Academies in 14 high-poverty school districts during the 2013-2014 school year.
Vernier has partnered with Variable to bring the latter company's iPad-based modular wireless sensor platform, Node, to science classrooms.
To help educators effectively teach a STEM-based curriculum in the classroom, the Sally Ride Science Academy has launched an online professional development training program.
- By Sharleen Nelson