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.


California Lawmaker Wants Teens to Learn to Identify Fake News

A California lawmaker is taking steps he hopes will fight fake news, the Associated Press and other news outlets are reporting. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez introduced a bill this week to help high schools teach students to distinguish real news from fake.

What's Hot: 9 Major Ed Tech Trends for 2017

Education technologies are, by their nature, capricious. So it makes sense to consider what could drive innovation among classrooms for the new year. Our panel of K-12 experts weighs in.

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launches VR Experiences, Headset

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has launched a suite of official virtual reality (VR) experiences, as well as a new, custom-designed Space Visor mobile virtual reality headset.

Chemistry, Physics Digital Textbooks Receive Approval in South Carolina

The South Carolina State Board of Education yesterday announced the approval of digital textbooks from Discovery Education for statewide use as a core instructional resources in chemistry and physics classes.

CompTIA Partners with FUSE at Northwestern U to Expand STEAM Education in 21 Schools

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is partnering with the FUSE program at Northwestern University to expand STEAM learning for middle and high school students around the country. CompTIA’s NextUp initiative is designed to interest teens in tech careers through partnerships and mentorships.

Texas School Adopts Wireless Sensors for STEM Ed

The British International School of Houston (BISH), a private pre-K–12 school in Texas, has purchased wireless sensors and dynamic carts from PASCO Scientific for its science classes in grades 6–12.

Louisiana School District Boosts Student Learning and Cuts Costs Using MobyMax Curricula

Louisiana’s Caddo Parish School District in Shreveport achieved record-breaking results in the 2015-16 school year by using MobyMax to streamline its response to intervention (RTI) plans, according to a news release and the curricula company’s website.

Ford Funds Creation of Electric Vehicle Summer Camp

The program will become part of a summer camp run by Kettering University, a Flint-based institution that offers programs in engineering, mathematics, business and science.

Carmaker Backs Middle and High School Robotics

The charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has awarded $226,000 in grants to 57 robotics teams and programs to help students in those schools cover some of the costs of participating in robotics competitions.

Nonprofit Receives $250,000 to Expand Computer Science Program for Girls

Girls Who Code have teamed up to bring after-school computer science (CS) education programs to middle and high school girls from underserved communities, at no cost.

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