Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Brief: IL&FS Releases Xperica

IL&FS Education has launched Xperica, a virtual science laboratory in the form of an iPad app.

Research: STEM Efforts for Females Poorly Measured

Though multiple federal programs are funding projects to promote the idea of preparing more girls and women for advanced study and careers in STEM, much of the impact of that investment can't be measured because the recipients don't know how to score efforts in this area consistently.

3 Free Resources To Enhance Teaching and Learning

Quality educational resources don't have to be expensive. Here we spotlight three academic gems that can help teachers either enhance instruction in the classroom or extend learning into students' homes, all without any out-of-pocket expenses.

High School Students To Launch Stratosphere Mission

Students at a high school in Northern California with send scientific instruments into the stratosphere to gather images and other data about Earth's atmosphere.

Charting a Green Course

Given the autonomy to develop their own curricula, green charter schools have evolved into veritable showcases for 21st century, tech-integrated learning, preparing a new generation of students to not only be good stewards of the Earth, but to take the science world by storm.

All-Girls Robotics Team Heads to Nationals

An all-girls team mentored by Carnegie Mellon University will be heading to a national robotics competition later this month.

NSF Funds STEM Teacher Training Initiative in Indiana

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Purdue University to support a new five-year initiative to train Indiana high school teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

CUNY, IBM To Help New York Schools Reduce Energy Consumption

IBM and City University of New York have teamed up to develop a new analytics tool that's designed to help New York's public schools save on energy costs. The conservation program will also be used to give a boost to STEM education in the city's K-12 schools.

Microsoft Releases Math 4.0 Free

Microsoft has released a new version of its math education software Mathematics 4.0, making it available as a free download for the first time.

Fuel Cells Support California District's Green Efforts

Irvine Unified School District in Southern California is ramping up its green efforts by installing fuel cells on two of its high school campuses. The district has already launched a solar power initiative that will place photovoltaic arrays on several sites; the fuel cells will be used to heat facilities and to generate extra power.

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