Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Combat Summer Brain Drain with Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' and Sophia.org

Students can keep their minds sharp and enter a contest to win an iPad this summer with fun, free learning activities

Indiana Cyber Charter School Opens Statewide Enrollment

The statewide Indiana Cyber Charter School (IN Cyber) has opened its online doors for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

Texas Engineering Students Building NASA Prototypes

Booker T. Washington High School in Houston, TX, and NASA's Johnson Space Center are collaborating to inspire students to go into the fields of science and engineering through the High School Students United With NASA to Create Hardware program.

STEM Engineering Challenge Rewards Creative Thinking

Earlier this month, a team of juniors from Santana High School in San Diego took home the top prize in the Chevron Engineering Design Challenge, an annual statewide engineering competition in California, hosted in concert with Project Lead The Way, which offers STEM curricular programs.

Teams from 39 Southern California Schools Prepare for Solar Boat Races

Student teams from 39 Southern California high schools are putting the finishing touches on solar-powered vessels they will operate over a three-day cycle of racing on Lake Skimmer, just north of Temecula, CA, beginning May 18.

A Career Education Program That Gets Results

Mixing project-based job training with core coursework, Florida's Volusia County Schools has instituted a successful community-supported career program that is churning out a new class of graduates with marketable skills in everything from robotics to the culinary arts.

Skype Unites Classrooms for STEM Learning

When two high schools 37 miles apart wanted to team up to build robots, they turned to the cloud to facilitate communication, save time, and reduce costs. They got a whole lot more than they bargained for.

Inquiry-Based Learning Approach Wins $20,000 Science Lab Challenge

A science teacher at the Westmount Charter School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has won the $20,000 grand prize in the Shell Science Lab Challenge sponsored by Shell Oil Co. and the National Science Teachers Association.

Dreaming Up an Easy, Disney-inspired STEM Lesson

One FETC presenter details his very popular "Design a Disney World Theme Park" workshop, which teaches collaboration, creativity, and STEM concepts.

Robots Rule as Competition Season Heats Up

Robotics has become a phenomenon in K-12. Tens of thousands of teams composed of literally hundreds of thousands of K-12 students will compete in robotics events worldwide in 2012 alone. Yet, with all of this activity, robotics programs are only in 10 percent of the schools in the United States.