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

Here you'll find articles and resources for STEM+Arts education, also known as STEAM. Topics include science, technology, engineering, math and arts education and range from research reports to feature articles to profiles of makerspaces to news about new STEAM and STEAM initiatives in schools.


Cornell Engineering Debuts Online Collaboration Space for Makers in Grades 6-12

The new site offers tools for users to meet other makers, learn about engineering disciplines, share projects or meet mentors among Cornell graduate students, alumni and professors.

NSTA Releases STEM Curriculum Series Focused on Innovation

The National Science Teachers Association’s NSTA Press has released the first five books of its new STEM Road Map Curriculum Series for K–12.

European Game-based Learning Study Underway Across 5 Countries

European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education based in Belgium, is working with gaming company Triseum on the research effort. Over the 2017-2018 school year, teachers and students will utilize the company’s ARTé: Mecenas and Variant: Limits games during class to understand core calculus concepts.

Google Unveils Digital Collection and Upcoming Curriculum on U.S. Latino Arts and Culture

Ahead of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Google released a collection of more than 4,300 archives and 90 multimedia exhibits, as well as virtual tours on Google Expeditions that share stories related to Latino history, culture and contributions in the United States.

Report: More Students Hit NWEA Reading and Math Targets Through Personalized Learning

For the “2016-2017 Impact Report,” Education Elements shares learning outcomes data from a select set of school districts with established implementations of personalized learning.

Report: Makerspaces, Coding, Robotics Pick Up Momentum in Schools

Once again this school year, schools will be ramping up robotics programs and opening more makerspaces, according to the latest report from the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking.

All Arkansas Public High Schools to Receive Facebook VR Kits

The Arkansas Department of Education and Facebook are expanding an existing partnership to bring VR education to all of the state’s public high schools.

Interactive Tool to Let Students Play with Math

Graspable essentially allows students to rearrange terms on the screen to solve math equations, recording and sharing all of the steps they take to arrive at their answer with the teacher.

New da Vinci 3D Printer Creates Full-Color Objects

3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting is launching a first of its kind: a fused filament fabrication 3D printer that offers full CMYK printing by incorporating inkjet printing into the build process.

Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits, Disney and Lucasfilm Channels Star Wars

Ahead of the Force Friday II global event this week, littleBits released a new kit that gives kids step-by-step instructions on how to build a droid fit for the Star Wars universe.

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