STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts


Charter School Network Unveils First Health Professions School

The IDEA Public Schools charter network plans to build a health professions school in Austin, for students in pre-K–12, to address the need for primary care doctors in Texas.

Open Courses Focus on Engaging Girls in STEM Fields

Canvas Network released a series of MOOCs that introduce girls to various STEM topics and educate teachers and parents on how they can support girls who are interested in STEM careers.

Future Farmers Get Online Career Guidance

A national organization that works with the future farmers of America has teamed up with Discovery Education to launch a website to help students learn more about careers in agriculture.

High School Students Receive Free Access to Developer Tools

Embarcadero Technologies has opened up its software development tools to publicly funded higher ed institutions and high schools.

Startup Receives Federal Grant to Expand Minecraft Student Reach

Minecraft just received another education boost. An ed tech startup that encourages students to build their own mods for the popular online virtual world game has received a second grant from the National Science Foundation that will enable it to continue development of its coding environment for novice programmers.

MyStemKits Releases Library of 3D Printing Projects

The library features nearly 100 kits that offer standards-aligned projects for K–12 classrooms.

Project Lead the Way Streamlines How Schools Buy Components

A non-profit organization that helps schools add STEM curriculum to their courses has teamed up with an electronic components distributor to make their parts available to schools more efficiently.

Kids-Tech Launches Elementary Classes Using VR, Drones and 3D Printing

Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology. The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality.

Cyber Patriot Adds American Military U Support

American Military University has become the newest sponsor of the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot STEM program.

National Science Teachers Association Release Back-to-School Resources for Parents

The NSTA is offering free resources for parents to support their students in science learning.

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