A national student science competition in its 20th year of operation has announced its regional winners.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
One hundred and forty elementary and middle-school teachers will be able to receive professional development training in mathematics through 2013 thanks to a new project at the University of Arizona's colleges of Education and Science.
Chicago students will soon have the opportunity to attend one of five Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) to develop knowledge and skills in preparation for careers in science and technology. The ECSS program has been created under a partnership agreement between Chicago Public Schools (CPS), City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, and Verizon Wireless.
With the right tools, students can experience science in a meaningful way, while being challenged and engaged. Erika Fosgreen, accelerated program coordinator at Imagine Rosefield and Imagine Prep Surprise in Arizona, shares her experience doing just that.
- By Erika Fosgreen
Google is seeking entries for the second annual Google Science Fair through April 1.
The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance has released a report looking at the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI).
The STEM Partnership School has received $1 million in funding to support its goal of promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The school, located at Aurora University, will eventually cater to elementary and middle school students and serve as an immersive training ground for Aurora U undergraduate and graduate students.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Math Solutions has launched the Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI), a free Web-based math assessment tool designed to help teachers evaluate "students' numerical reasoning and understanding of math principles," according to information released by the company.
Vernier, a company that creates and sells interfaces, sensors, and software for scientific data collection, has rolled out four new lab devices designed to aid students with experiments in chemistry or physics.
Scholarships totaling $1 million will be offered to students with disadvantaged backgrounds by the SanDisk Scholars Fund to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- By Mike Hohenbrink