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


Commission Releases Policymaker’s STEM Playbook

A new report from the Education Commission of the States examines the Utah STEM Action Center’s success in researching and implementing STEM policy and offers key practices for other policymakers.

California Law Expands K–12 Computer Science Education

The governor of California signed a bill that aligns with President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative, initiating a three-year planning process to bring coding curricula to every grade in California’s public schools.

Middle Schools Invited to Enter 'Let It Grow' Earth Science Contest

Middle schools across the county are invited to enter the 2016-17 “Let It Grow” earth science contest, which will award six schools agricultural grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

Michigan Teachers to Help U Michigan Profs Dig Mastodon Bones

Teachers from elementary, middle and high schools in Tuscola County, MI will join students and professors from the University of Michigan on a dig to excavate the bones of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon.

Online Platform Offers Interactive STEM ‘Experiences’

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation launched an online platform offering three engaging “experiences,” or activities, that highlight the work of American scientists and technologists.

ExoTrex Aims to Promote STEM Equity via Gaming

Dig-It! Games has launched episode one of its new game ExoTrex, the first in a planned series of three episodes that aim to educate and motivate students through scientific space adventures.

New MOOC Uses AR to Teach About Water Cycle and More

A new massive open online course (MOOC) launching today uses augmented reality (AR) technology to teach about the water cycle — and how to build AR models for future coursework.

Wyoming State Board of Education Approves New Science Standards

For the first time in 13 years, Wyoming has proposed new science standards for K–12 public schools. The standards are modeled after Next Generation Science Standards, with input from the National Science Teachers Association and public stakeholders.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

Math for America Commits $2.5 Million to CS4All

The donation from New York-based Math for America will help train nearly 5,000 surrounding area teachers, as part of a citywide initiative to bring computer science education to all 1.1 million New York City public school students.

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