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.

What Makes a Great Makerspace?

As schools across the country are demonstrating, makerspaces aren't just about technology. They're about giving outlet to students' creativity. Spaces can be as elaborate as sophisticated machine shops or as simple as libraries converted to support hands-on learning.

3D Printer Shipments to Double in 2016

Global sales of 3D printers will more than double from last year to 2016, growing 108 percent from 219,168 shipments to 455,772, according to a new report from Gartner.

Stanford VR Project Shows Students Oceans of the Future

A new, free virtual reality program allows users to explore just what happens as climate change kills off coral reefs.

Ohio 13-Year-Old Wins $25K in 2016 Young Scientist Challenge

A 13-year-old ninth grader from Mason, OH has won the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge in St. Paul, MN. Maanasa Mendu won $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” immediately following a live competition Tuesday at the 3M Innovation Center.

Race, Gender Gaps Persist in Computer Science Education

Google for Education and Gallup, a research and consulting company, have published new reports on the status of computer science education in the United States.

Afinia debuts Project-Based 3D Printing Kits for STEM Ed

Afinia 3D now has a line of 10 3D printing kits designed to enhance science, technology, engineering and math in K-12 learning.

Making Tech Her Story: Increasing Girls' Interest in IT

CompTIA Director of Corporate Communications Steve Ostrowski talks about a new study that looks at why girls lose interest in tech careers beginning in high school, and offers advice for what educators can do to boost girls' interest in STEM.

Delaware Pledges to Sign Up 2,000 STEM Mentors

Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services formed a team for Million Women Mentors and set a goal of 2,000 STEM mentors pledged by 2019.

President Obama Pushes Innovation ‘Frontiers’ in STEM

The White House Frontiers Conference brings some of world’s top leaders to Pennsylvania to discuss how science and technology frontiers will help improve lives and keep Americans on the cutting edge of innovation. More than $300M in new STEM initiatives were announced at the event.

Boeing Grants Aim to Beef up STEM Ed in Washington

Three Washington state universities have been the recent recipients of new grants from Boeing for STEM initiatives.

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