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.


It's Time to Weave Computational Thinking into K-12

It's high time for students to move beyond an hour of coding exercises and learn computational thinking. That's the message of a new report that examines what's important to know and be able to do in a "computational world."

Free C-STEM Studio Adds Curriculum for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Lego Mindstorms

The University of California, Davis C-STEM Center has updated its free STEM platform for grades K-14. Version 4 of the C-STEM Studio software suite includes new and updated curriculum and programs for Lego Mindstorms, Barobo Linkbots, Raspberry Pi computers and Arduino control boards.

Maryland Boosting CS Focus in K-12

Maryland has ramped up efforts to get more students trained in computer science subjects with several new initiatives, including the first "Governor's Club Challenge," intended to draw more girls into coding, and assigning a task force to figure out what pathways are needed between education and open jobs in the state.

NSTA Unveils Science Lab Makeover Competition

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has partnered with Shell to launch the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, which will award up to $435,000 in prizes.

Legends of Learning Launching 300+ Elementary Science Games

An education game maker expects to release a deluge of new education games for grades 3-5 this winter.

zSpace Teams with Mimbus to Bring Augmented Reality to Welding Students

zSpace, a provider of augmented reality tools for education, has partnered with Mimbus to offer vocational and technical students a new way to practice welding techniques.

Arcademics Cup Pits Students Against Clock in Online Math Challenge

How good are your students at solving multiplication problems? You can find out by entering them in the upcoming Arcademics Cup. That takes place online, is free to enter and includes prizes like trophies, pizza parties, tablets and subscriptions to the company's education games.

Girls Who Code Launches Paid 2-Week Summer Courses

Girls Who Code will be reaching an additional thousand girls this summer with accelerated versions of its coding lessons. "Girls Who Code Campus," as the new program is called, will kick off in six cities for middle and high school students.

Google Contest Exposes Students to Open Source Coding

Google is opening its eighth-annual Code-in Nov. 28. The challenge calls on pre-university students aged 13 to 17 to complete coding tasks on open source projects, with the aim of exposing teenagers to open source software development.

Krystal Foundation STEAM Grants Open Through December

The Krystal Co. wants to be known for more than just its burgers and fries. Through its nonprofit foundation, the oldest quick-service restaurant chain in the South recently launched the third iteration of its STEAM grant program, Squaring is Caring.

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