Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


CIA's School District Becomes CyberPatriot Center of Excellence

A school district in Virginia has become the fourth educational entity to join a special program promoting cyber education among young people.

Global Specialties Intros Robotic Arm for Teaching Engineering

Global Specialities, a developer of electronics training products, has introduced a robotic arm designed to help teach basic electronics, mechanics and programming.

Report: 83 Percent of High Schools Offer Online Courses

Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report.

FIRST LEGO League Gives Global Innovation Awards

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young people’s participation and interest in science and technology, honored the winners.

Waco ISD Piloting Hands-on Pre-K STEM Program

Next school year Waco (TX) ISD will pilot a new STEM curriculum for pre-K students, developed in concert by Accelerate Learning and Rice University.

Students Blow through Wind Power in Free Virtual Lab

A new free virtual lab teaches students in grades 9-12 how turbines work to generate wind energy.

K-12 Schools Get Free Cloud-Based GIS Mapping Software

Esri today reported it's committing up to $1 billion in free accounts for its cloud-based GIS mapping software, hosted through Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it's committing AWS resources for three years to support the effort for all schools that participate.

Pre-Algebra Intervention TransMath Goes Digital in the Cloud

Voyager Sopris Learning is releasing a digital version of its math program TransMath for students in grades 5-10 meant for introduction into classrooms as early as next fall.

Study: Using Discovery Education's Science Techbook Improves Student Achievement

Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.

Energy Department, National Science Teachers Choose Home Energy Ed Challenge Winners

The United States Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association have chosen the winners of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge.

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