Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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.

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.

3D Printing in the Classroom: 5 Tips for Bringing New Dimensions to Your Students' Experiences

Advice from a middle school science teacher who uses 3D printing to help students learn design, production and persistence.

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.

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.

UTeach Launches Initiative To Improve STEM Ed with Mobile Technology

The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has partnered with Verizon to launch a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Silicon Valley Students Concoct Ed Tech Concepts in Invention Workshop

Students in grades 6 through 10 spent time coming up with concepts for education technology as part of a free Microsoft-sponsored workshop held recently in Silicon Valley.