Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

SanDisk To Award $1 million in STEM Scholarships

Scholarships totaling $1 million will be offered to students with disadvantaged backgrounds by the SanDisk Scholars Fund to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Students Explore the Moon in NASA's GRAIL Mission

Video taken of the far side of the moon by NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will be used in classroom's across the country with footage taken by MoonKAM ("Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students") cameras.

Code Competition Lets Students Program Real Robots Aboard the International Space Station

On January 26, three teams of high school science students got to watch real robots they had programmed carry out their code aboard the International Space Station.

Google Awards $340,000 in STEM Grants

Google has awarded $340,000 to 26 organizations that provide STEM enrichment programs to students in K-12 and higher education.

40 Finalists Chosen for Science Talent Search 2012

The Intel Foundation and the Society for Science and the Public have selected 40 finalists, representing 16 states and 39 schools, for the Intel Science Talent Search 2012.

MIND Brings Math Software to iPad, Android

Non-profit MIND Research Institute is expanding its ST Math onto major mobile platforms.

Students Prepare Rockets for NASA-Boosted Mile-High Launch

More than 500 middle school, high school, and college students will test their rocket prowess as part of a special NASA program.

MIT STEM Workshop Demos Free Math and Science Curriculum

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently hosted a workshop on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education that included a demonstration of a university project to create STEM focused videos that can be freely used in high school classes.

Online Classes Accelerate Math for Middle Schoolers, Research Finds

Eighth-graders who take an online Algebra I course score higher on end-of-year algebra assessments than other students who take the standard instructor-led math program offered by their schools and are twice as likely to follow an advanced course sequence in high school as their peers.

Educators Look for Resources, New Programs Amid STEM Push

Districts, schools, and individual educators are struggling to keep up with new emphases on science, technology, engineering, and math education. Resources and partnerships are available to those who know where to look.