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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


STEM Contest Challenges Students to Imagine Future Technology

A science competition from Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association asks students to propose a new technology based on a problem that exists today for a shot at a $10,000 savings bond and other prizes.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Initiative

YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

Startup Launches Automatic Cloud-Based 3D Printer

A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.

7 STEM Startups Win Big at Silicon Valley Software Competition

Seven ed tech startups have won a Silicon Valley competition for STEM software developers and will get the chance to pilot their creations in local Bay Area schools.

'Engineers on Wheels' Roll into Florida Schools

"Engineers on Wheels" will be rolling into high school campuses all over South Florida this fall. The Chrysler van, loaded with hands-on activities and engineering experiments, will visit classrooms as part of a Florida International University initiative to introduce the subject to high school students.

Samsung STEM Contest To Award $2 Million in Technology

Samsung’s annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM competition focuses on using science and technology concepts to improve local communities. Winning classrooms will share in almost $2 million in technology from the company and other partners.

California Schools Get Access to A-G-Approved Courses

A California university program has received the seal of approval for its K-12 and college STEM-related courses, allowing students to use the grades they earn in those classes to help prove they've fulfilled some of the admission requirements for the University of California.

McGraw-Hill's New Everday Mathematics Based on Distributed Practice Concepts

McGraw-Hill Education launched the newest version of its elementary math program Everyday Mathematics 4 for grades K-2 based on research out of the University of Chicago School of Mathematics Project.

New Online Curriculum Uses the Rainforest to Teach K-5 Science

Rainforest Journey uses original photographs and videos that correlate with written text to illustrate concepts such as adaptation, the water and life cycles, predators and prey.

Illinois High Schools Add iOS Programming To Expand STEM Education

Two Chicago area districts are introducing teachers and students to iOS coding in order to expand a focus on programming.

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