Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

NSF Pumps $1 Million into NY Schools Sustainable Energy Pilot Program

New York City Public Schools is receiving more than $1 million in funding to support a pilot program on sustainable energy designed to draw students into STEM-related fields of study.

Wowzers Goes Mobile

Wowzers has launched a new, mobile version of its online game-based math instruction program for grades 3 through 8.

2013 ExploraVision Science Competition Opens

Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association have kicked off the 2013 ExploraVision Program. The annual student science competition, now in its 21st year, is open to K-12 students in the United States and Canada, offering prizes of up to $10,000.

Compass Learning Expands Middle School Science Offering

New software release includes games and activities designed to foster scientific exploration, build scientific writing skills, and introduce students to career opportunities in the STEM fields.

NSTA Will Manage Army's eCybermission STEM Competition

The National Science Teachers Association will coordinate the eCybermission STEM competition for the United States Army in order to promote student interest in the field through online collaborative learning.

McGraw-Hill Acquiring Key Curriculum Technologies

McGraw-Hill Education is purchasing the technology assets of publisher Key Curriculum, a maker of K-12 educational tools, including the Geometer's Sketchpad, Fathom Dynamic Data, and TinkerPlots Exploration.

Teachers Learn New Methods of Teaching Green Concepts at Green Boot Camp

A group of 70 middle school teachers from around the world gathered in San Diego this month to participate in a hands-on, interactive workshop about methods for teaching energy, sustainability, and environmental concepts.

UT, NSTA Provide Externships for Connecticut Science Teachers

United Technologies and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have teamed up to provide externships to seven Connecticut high school science teachers.

Boston Students To Gain Access to New Scientific Learning Laboratory

Students and teachers at Boston Green Academy and Excel High School in Boston will soon have access to a working scientific laboratory and scientists as part of AP Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses.

PCI Ed's Algebra City Covers 28 Common Gaps in Student Understanding

PCI Education, a company that develops curriculum products, has published a set of learning materials specifically for kids in grades eight through 10 having trouble with Algebra 1 concepts.