Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Education Groups Support Upping Science Standards

Education organizations are rallying behind a report released Tuesday by the National Research Council that provides a foundation for the writing of a common set of expectations for K-12 students in science.

Clemson U Puts Graphing Calculator at Front of Teacher Training Class

Clemson University in South Carolina will be the home of an expanded professional development program for math teachers sponsored by Casio's Education Division.

Google Completes Inaugural Online Science Fair

Google has named the winners in its premiere Google Science Fair, a global online science competition held in partnership with CERN, Lego, National Geographic, and Scientific American. All of the winning entries dealt with health issues, including carcinogens in marinades, indoor air quality, and even an improved treatment for some chemotherapy patients with ovarian cancer.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium To Use Krucible for STEM Education

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium will use idoodlesoftware's Krucible in its NASA-based educational program for Virginia high school students.

Nao STEM Available for U.S. High Schools

Nao STEM, Aldebaran's humanoid robot for STEM education, is now available for use in community colleges and high schools in the United States.

International BioGENEius Winners Selected

Prathana Dalal of Shawnee Mission East High School in Leawood, KA has won the International BioGENEius Challenge.

Sokikom Unveils MMO Social Learning Math Game

Sokikom has launched a massively multiplayer online math game, also called Sokikom, for students in grades 1 through 6.

NI Updates Programming Environment for High School STEM Courses

National Instruments has updated its graphical drag and drop programming environment specifically for use in K-12 science and engineering classes.

Study Finds SciPacks Increase Teacher, Student Science Comprehension

A study conducted by Edvantia found that teachers using the National Science Teachers Association's SciPacks professional development tool increased their own content knowledge and improved student learning.

This Is Not Your Father's Tech Plan

Experts now say that when it comes to crafting successful plans for STEM funding, short-term and piecemeal are out, while long-term and strategic are in.