Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Maryville U To Develop New STEM Curriculum for Grades 4-5

A grant from the Monsanto Fund for nearly $125,000 will help the St. Louis university create a curriculum that should encourage interest in STEM fields.

AAUW Gets $100K Grant To Expand Courses at Tech Trek Camps

A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.

Online Game Aims To Woo Students to Scientific Process

A new online multiuser game — the first of two developed by two universities and NASA — is designed to help persuade middle and high school students to immerse themselves in science.

3 California Districts Adopt STEAM Mentor Platform

Students at three California districts will have access to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics professionals through a newly adopted platform thanks to a grant.

Philadelphia Middle Schoolers To Compete To Build Sustainable Vehicle Models

Teams of Philadelphia students in grades 7-8 will compete to build models of environmentally sustainable people moving vehicles thanks to a collaboration between the University City Science Center, the Philadelphia Math + Science Coalition and a private partner.

Legislators Want Computer Science To Count for Language Requirement

A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.

School District Partners with Duke U on Community Data Center with Focus on Early Learning

The goal of the new center: to inform decision-making related to area policies, programs and practices.

New Vernier Tools Demonstrate Key Engineering Concepts

Vernier has launched new teaching materials and devices designed to help students of all ages understand the principles behind construction and engineering.

School Leaders Mostly Mystified by Computer Science Education

There's a "huge misunderstanding of what [computer science] is and what it isn't" in American schools, according to a new report from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

School for Girls Tackles STEM Enthusiasm with Interactive Monsters

Garrison Forest School, an independent K-12 school for girls, has teamed with a private partner to immerse girls in grades 4-5 in science, technology, engineering and math for one week using an MIT Media Lab-created course.