Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Casio Touch-Panel Graphing Calculator Launching in April

Casio will launch the latest addition to its ClassPad series of graphing scientific calculators earlier than expected. The fx-CP400 will debut at the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) annual meeting in April and will carry a pricetag of $149 for education customers.

Pennsylvania Elementary School Launches Class-Sized Immersive Simulator

An elementary school in Pennsylvania will shortly be immersing their students in a real-life "Magic School Bus" to help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math topics, along with critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.

STEM Academy Partnership Leverages 3D Printing To Prepare Students for the Future

STEM Academy, a non-profit focused on improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students, has partnered with 3D printing company Stratasys to enhance STEM programming.

Student Innovations Take Flight in DOT Competition

The United States Department of Transportation is seeking out innovations in aviation and aerospace among students in high school and college through the second annual RAISE Award competition.

Solar-Powered Model Car Competition Fuels STEM Education

A national online competition challenges students in grades 4-8 to build the fastest, best designed, and most visually stunning solar vehicle they can imagine.

Nashville and Houston Public School Districts Add New Web-Based Game Design Courses

Public school districts in Nashville, TN and Houston, TX will launch new STEM courses in their high schools. The courses will teach students in grades 10-12 how to design and develop computer games.

TI Releases Graphing Calculator Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments has released two new apps for iPad that bring the functionality of its TI-Nspire graphing calculators to iOS.

Humanoid Robot Dance Competition Offers Students Hands-On STEM Experience

California students in grades 6-12 will get a chance this year to program their own robot and compete in Robotic Idol, a robotic dance competition.

Partnership for LA Schools Receives Grant for Los Angeles USD Blended Learning

Continuing its mission to turn around Los Angeles' lowest performing schools, the non-profit organization Partnership for LA Schools will receive additional funding for its blended learning initiative, which supports science, technology, engineering, and math education in the Los Angeles Unified School District through online learning programs.

Game Design: The Key to Education?

Imagine a learning environment where students engage core principals using gameplay, solve problems through team-based collaboration, and use gaming systems in place of standardized textbooks. Is our education system ready for that? Do we have a choice?