Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Dream Flight Adventures Building Simulators in Pittsburgh Schools

Two Pittsburgh schools will be adding simulation classrooms this year to provide students with creative ways to develop skills in teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving while also studying several subjects, including science, technology, engineering, social studies, humanities and the arts.

Vernier Intros Wireless Temperature Sensor for Science Classrooms

New wireless sensor enables students to collect temperature readings using their iPads, iPhones or iPod Touch devices.

Science Expedition Shares Deep Sea Vents with Students

Scientists and others are going into the deep-sea vents, and they're hoping to bring students along for the ride.

Free Science Curriculum Teaches DNA Barcoding

Two doctoral candidates at the City University of New York Graduate Center recently scored prizes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for a project in which they created inquiry-based science curriculum to teach high school and college students how to do modern biological research.

Florida State U Gets $14.3 Million To Create STEM Workshops for Teacher Training

Florida's Department of Education has awarded Florida State University's STEM research center $14.3 million in new grants to build a professional development program for teachers and build up the state's online collection of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum resources.

North Carolina STEM Ed Center Gets Money for Rubric Creation

The North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center has received a $5,000 donation from Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina to develop a rubric for use by schools that want to implement STEM, assessment tools for teachers and administrators to track progress on STEM programs and a Web portal of STEM education resources.

Drag-and-Drop Programming Tool Alice Updated

The developers of Alice have introduced a new version of their free drag-and-drop development tool as well as an online tutorial to help young students learn how to perform object-oriented programming.

U Colorado Boulder Tutorial Uses Video Games To Teach Coding

A University of Colorado Boulder team has launched a tutorial to help students, teachers and others create a 3D video game in an effort to generate interest in computer programming.

High School Students Take Top Prize in Science Competition

Four high school students have won the grand prize in this year's Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The annual competition awards $100,000 scholarships to the winners of the Individual and Team categories.

Chicago Public Schools Makes Computer Science Core Subject

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have launched plans to elevate computer science to a core subject in the district.

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