Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

HP Catalyst Initiative Offers Free Online Professional Development Courses for STEMx Educators

The International Society for Technology in Education, the New Media Consortium, and HP have created a free, online professional development initiative designed to help educators around the world teach STEMx subjects.

Prince George's County Schools Test Out Cloud STEM System

Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools is expanding its relationship with global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin to tackle the STEM gap among its high school students.

Adapteva Unveils $99 Linux-Powered Supercomputer

Adapteva has completed its first Parallella parallel-processing board designed for Linux supercomputing.

Partnership, $1 Million Donation Launch Florida Center for Digital Learning

A partnership between the Helios Education Foundation and SRI International has launched a Center for Digital Learning in St. Petersburg, FL, with $1 million as the seed.

Casio Touch-Panel Graphing Calculator Launching in April

Casio will launch the latest addition to its ClassPad series of graphing scientific calculators earlier than expected. The fx-CP400 will debut at the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting in April and will carry a pricetag of $149 for education customers.

STEM Academy Partnership Leverages 3D Printing To Prepare Students for the Future

STEM Academy, a non-profit focused on improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students, has partnered with 3D printing company Stratasys to enhance STEM programming.

Pennsylvania Elementary School Launches Class-Sized Immersive Simulator

An elementary school in Pennsylvania will shortly be immersing their students in a real-life "Magic School Bus" to help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math topics, along with critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

Student Innovations Take Flight in DOT Competition

The United States Department of Transportation is seeking out innovations in aviation and aerospace among students in high school and college through the second annual RAISE Award competition.

Solar-Powered Model Car Competition Fuels STEM Education

A national online competition challenges students in grades 4-8 to build the fastest, best designed, and most visually stunning solar vehicle they can imagine.

Nashville and Houston Public School Districts Add New Web-Based Game Design Courses

Public school districts in Nashville, TN and Houston, TX will launch new STEM courses in their high schools. The courses will teach students in grades 10-12 how to design and develop computer games.