Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Educators Look for Resources, New Programs Amid STEM Push

Districts, schools, and individual educators are struggling to keep up with new emphases on science, technology, engineering, and math education. Resources and partnerships are available to those who know where to look.

University Department Chairs See Need for Improved K-12 STEM Curriculum

Improving the STEM curriculum is the single most important thing K-12 schools can do to prepare students for college. That's according to a new survey that polled department chairs at 200 research universities across the United States. In fact, more than three times the number of participants cited the need to improve K-12 curriculum over the need to improve STEM teacher preparation and training as the critical factor in preparing students for college.

Army Research Lab Sponsors STEM Workshop for Girls

A group of female high school students will have the chance to meet numerous women in STEM fields during an upcoming daylong workshop taking place Dec. 1. The Young Women in Science and Engineering College and Career Workshop is the brainchild of a senior research scientist from the United States Army who wanted to make sure her daughter and other students could interact with professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Cleveland Schools Awarded $700,000 To Boost STEM Learning

Students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will have more opportunities to engage in learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) after the district was awarded $700,000 by the KeyBank Foundation.

Texas Schools Adopt Discovery's Digital Textbook

Schools across Texas will go digital as they move from traditional textbooks to an electronic version.

Data Analytics Tech Opportunities on the Rise

Students interested in a fruitful career as developers have ripe opportunities right now in the fields of data analytics, mobile, cloud, and social business, according to a new report focused on short-term technology trends.

New Dimension Media To Launch Streaming STEM Resources in January

New Dimension Media will release in January a streaming media program with curriculum material focusing exclusively on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

NEA Adds Algebra Coaching Service for Members

A service being tried out by a handful of districts that puts algebra teachers in touch with coaches online for real-time professional development sessions has a new group of test pilots.

The Aldebaran NAO robot in a high school classroom

Humanoid Robots: STEM Vehicles Today, Classroom Assistants Tomorrow

If humanoid robots are ever to succeed as classroom assistants, they have to be stable, agile, and programmable--but above all, said Bruno Maisonnier, they have to be cute.

Stanford Teacher Ed Program To Help Recruit 230 STEM Teachers

The Stanford Teacher Education Program has agreed to recruit and prepare 230 top-notch science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) K-12 teachers over the next five years through its elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs.

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