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.
Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.
During the first week of October, approximately 6,500 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.
Aerospace giant Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology workers, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to offer a virtual field trip to Mars for middle school classrooms around the world. The free event is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 4, during World Space Week.
Oakland Unified School District in California plans to open its new Computer Science and Technology Academy at Skyline High School.
Caterpillar teamed up with Spark 101 to launch its free challenge that teaches students about driverless trucks.
Contributions from the 49ers Foundation, Chevron and Silicon Valley Education Foundation have been used to building a high-tech STEM lab and program at Santa Clara High School.
Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Bradley University have received a $1.19 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effectiveness of K-12 efforts to encourage computing skills.
At the Computer Science for All summit, the White House announced that Codesters would bring computer science curriculum to more than 5,000 students enrolled at 100 Title I schools in New York City.
An aspirational vision for STEM education is set out in a 73-page report just issued by the American Institutes of Research and written by one of the foremost national experts on the subject.
- By Dian Schaffhauser