Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Report: Professional Development for Mobile Learning Improves Student Engagement and Interest in STEM Subjects

A professional development program to provide teachers with tools and strategies for using mobile learning in the classroom has had a positive effect on student engagement and interest in STEM subjects, according to new research.

Toshiba Releases Software Suite for Education

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) has unveiled a new software suite for education called the Education Solutions Program, which is intended for K-12 teachers, students, administrators, and parents.

Amplify Pilots 30 Educational Middle School Games

Amplify has unveiled a selection of more than 30 educational games designed to help middle school students with English language arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills.

Texas Workforce Commission Kicks in $760,000 for Student STEM Competition

The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation has received a $760,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support 500 new and existing VEX Robotic Competition teams, enhance the foundation's volunteer community, and fund a new VRC Texas Online Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition mobile event trailer.

High Schoolers' Dreams Take Flight in Intern Program

A course that gives high school students a taste of what a career in aeronautics engineering looks like recently had its final exam — and participants passed with "flying colors."

Student STEM Competition Offers $100,000 Awards

The Siemens Foundation has opened its annual Competition in Math, Science & Technology. This year's program will offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.

Discovery Launches Free STEM Summer Camp Materials

Discovery Communications is formalizing its programs related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) under an umbrella initiative called "Connect the Dots," intended to help young people make the link between STEM and their everyday lives.

National Science Teachers Association Names ExploraVision Contest Winners

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision program has named the winners of its 21st annual contest, which encourages students from kindergarten through high school to imagine and propose inventions that could exist within the next 20 years.

Arizona Schools Receive State-Wide License for GIS Software

In an effort to include more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics material into common core curriculum, all Arizona primary and secondary schools now have access to geographic information systems software.

Exo Labs Launches iPad Microscope Camera

Exo Labs has launched the Focus Microscope Camera to link a classroom microscope to an iPad.