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.

Students Use STEAM to Tackle UN Sustainability Goals

A new initiative brought together high schoolers from five countries to the United Nations to find solutions for sustainable development issues using their STEAM skills.

Web-Based, Interactive Learning Helps Middle Schoolers Excel in Science

In a new study, middle schoolers did better with science lessons when they could learn online, watching videos, playing educational games, running virtual experiments and collaborating with classmates.

'Inventathon' Promotes STEM and Business to Students

In a recent "inventathon" that took place at the Houston Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center, hundreds of students competed to design and create health-related products. After 20 hours of effort, a team of four middle and high schoolers swept the competition (and won $500) with their invention: the AquaWheel, a 3D-printed device that uses the rolling motion of a wheel to power an internal UV light to purify water. The idea was to help people in developing countries who have to walk many miles to get water for drinking and cooking.

Video Showcase Highlights STEM Research Projects

The Stem for All Video Showcase is inviting those engaged in federally funded projects that are focused on improving science, technology, engineering, math and computer science to submit short videos profiling their projects and then hang out online, discussing their projects with others, including teachers and the general public.

Educators, Policymakers Say Problem Solving is Important, Not Emphasized in School

Nearly all educators and policymakers say that it's important for students to learn creative problem-solving skills in school, but approximately two-thirds say that current curricula do not emphasize creative problem solving enough, according to a new report out this week.

$1 Million DoD Grant to Improve Math Achievement, STEM Career Readiness

Much of the funding will go toward professional development, interventionists and counselors, to help students look ahead toward their careers, as well as summer STEM programs.

SAM Labs Introduces 3 New STEAM Kits for Classroom Use

SAM Labs is launching three new STEAM kits designed to encourage student interest in coding and computer science.

2018 to See More Emergency Hiring to Cover STEM Teacher Gap

According to 100Kin10, the "highest-leverage root causes" for the current STEM teacher shortage are linked to school culture and, in particular, to the culture of professional development, collaboration and accountability. According to a teacher survey, 69 percent of respondents said their principals give "little to no time for them to collaborate and learn from other STEM teachers in their school or district."

After-School STEM Program Gets $3.9 Million Boost

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has won a five-year $3.9 million grant from the United States Department of Education for a city-wide after-school STEM initiative, dubbed BoSTEM.

Chicago Schools and Colleges to Deliver Coding Ed to 500K Students

The city of Chicago wants to introduce its students to coding by expanding its use of Apple's "Everyone Can Code" program in K-12 and community colleges.

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