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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Texas School Brings STEM Pros to Class Virtually

Stipes Elementary School has recently gone public with its use of a service that virtually brings experts from STEM fields to the classroom for interactive class sessions or project mentoring.

NEF Offers $70 Million in School Matching Funds

The National Education Foundation's Cyberlearning project has set aside $70 million that it will award to disadvantaged schools that are applying for federal assistance through the QZAB program.

CompTIA To Launch 'Engagement Platform' for IT Gender Equity

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the IT industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls.

'Job Shadowing' Can Get Students More Interested in STEM Careers

The "STEM pipeline" is leaking. But according to a new study published today, there's a fairly straightforward way to patch it up: Expose high school students to the actual workplaces where science, technology, engineering and math are done.

Archer School for Girls Encourages Pursuit of STEM Ed with Idea Lab

The Archer School for Girls has gone public with its new Idea Lab, a space designed to encourage science, technology, engineering and math learning.

Google Kicks Off 4th-Annual Online Science Fair

Google this week formally launched its fourth-annual Google Science Fair, which calls on students aged 13 to 18 to submit experiments following this year's theme: "It's your turn to change the world."

MIT Expands High School Invention Program

A new program out of MIT promises to introduce high school students to the wonders of invention. The Lemelson–MIT Program announced the launch of the Junior Varsity (JV) InvenTeam initiative, with pilots going on in Massachusetts and Texas.

GitHub Launches Education Service with Free Classroom Accounts

GitHub, the software development hub for collaboration and code hosting and distribution, has created a new service specifically for education.

ACT Report: Many Students Interested in STEM Aren’t Pursuing It

The ACT national and state report series, “The Condition of STEM 2013,” examines the expressed and measured interests of high school graduates in the class of 2013 who took the ACT college readiness exam.

Vernier Introduces New Sensors for High School Science

The new releases include a complete kit for studying dynamics.

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