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.


Lego Boost Teaches Kids to Program Robots

Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Facebook Donating 500 Virtual Reality Kits to Arkansas Schools

Facebook is donating 500 virtual reality kits to Arkansas schools under a first-of-its-kind partnership between the social media company and the state, according to the Associated Press.

NSTA Unveils 2017 List of Top Science Trade Books K12

The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council, has released its annual list of “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2017.” The list represents the best science trade books published in 2016 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education

A new report out from the Southern Regional Education Board recommends five actions for states and schools to help more young people and underrepresented groups learn computer science skills and explore careers in computing fields.

STEM Company Launches Minecraft Adventure Course to Teach Python

BrainStorm STEM Education has launched Python Temple, a new course intended to teach students how to program using Minecraft and Python.

Facebook, Apple, Google Executives Push STEM at Trump’s Tech Meeting

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, alongside at least a dozen other executives of major tech companies, met with Republican president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss jobs and the economy.

Texas Representative Introduces CS Curriculum Initiative

Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) yesterday announced an initiative to train middle school math teachers on how to implement coding concepts into their math classes, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of qualified STEM workers for future generations.

Federal Arts in Education Program Seeks Input for 2017 Competition

The federal Arts in Education (AIE) Program is accepting comments from stakeholders interested in the new program until Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Please send comments by e-mail to AIEcompetition@ed.gov.

Bay Area High School Girls Learn Coding Skills from Stanford CS Mentors

One student-led program at Stanford University that aims to close that gap is teaching Bay Area high school girls computer science skills in order to engage them in CS early on.

IXL Adds Recommendations System for Adaptive Learning Service

IXL's adaptive learning service has added a personalized recommendation feature that aims to guide students to resources for remediation as they work through math activities and want more practice.

THE News Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.

Whitepapers