Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, has received a $2.2 million grant from the Texas Instruments (IT) Foundation to further the development of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) district in Lancaster Independent School District.
Schools from California, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington have won the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition created in 2010 to encourage innovation while engaging students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning.
The Northrop Grumman Foundation has launched the Fab School Labs contest, which will grant five winning middle schools up to $100,000 to create a state-of-the-art science lab.
Winners of the ExploraVision Competition, announced April 29, have used bio-scaffolding technology to create surgeon's tools, found ways to dispose of electronic waste, discovered how to detect food poisoning and protected sea turtle hatchlings — all with technology that may not be available for 20 more years.
Fifteen high school students have a little more money for college and 50 more won grants for their schools following Goodyear's Annual STEM Career Day.
Nearly 200 students from the DeBakey High School for Health Professions will head to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) for "STEM On-and-Off the Planet," an event designed to encourage students to enter STEM fields.
This Friday the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will share with anybody who wants to come by some of the most intriguing research projects from 10 disciplines and centers on campus.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Teams from New York City-area high schools aced the second annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest, in which the teams were asked to solve problems by writing their own computer programs.
Sylvan Learning and Tynker have partnered to offer after-school coding classes at more than 600 sylvan locations.
Biopac Systems has updated its Biopac Student Lab (BSL) software with new hardware integrations, lessons and features.