STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts


STEM Teacher Prep Gets New Commitments

The White House goal of training or retraining 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects by 2021 is gaining momentum.

3D-Printable Fossil Collection Adds 400 Monkey Skulls

MorphoSource, a database of downloadable files for printing fossils, has added scans of 400 skulls, along with other bones, from 59 different species of monkey.

Bringing Coding to the Masses One School at a Time

A Q&A with 18-year-old Zach Latta, executive director of San Francisco-based Hack Club, a 2015 recipient of the Thiel Fellowship and one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 (Education Category) for 2016.

Hack Club!

High school students have started taking charge of their own computer science education. One of them, an 18-year-old who was named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for 2016, has helped to create a network of "Hack Clubs" that have spread to 16 states so far. The purpose: to get kids coding regardless of background or prior technical knowledge.

To Parents, 'STEM Careers' Doesn't Mean Teaching; It Means Engineering

A new survey by Harris Poll of 644 parents of children under 18 living in the household found that only 9 percent said they would encourage their kids to become teachers of science, technology, engineering or math.

Texas A&M Student Competition Tackles Issues in K-12 STEM Ed

Texas A&M University recently held Aggies Invent, a two-day initiative set to go nation-wide that, this year, asked students to come up with solutions to challenges in K-12 STEM education.

Dremel Launches 3D Printing Ecosystem

Dremel, a company generally known for manufacturing tools, has developed a STEM education program to integrate 3D printing into the classroom.

Samsung Drills into STEM and Teamwork

Computer-maker Samsung Electronics has teamed up with two education technology companies to make systems especially targeted for STEM and collaborative learning scenarios.

Vernier Unveils Sensor Interface for Multiple Devices

Vernier has launched LabQuest Stream, a sensor interface with wireless and USB connectivity designed for use with multiple devices, including Chromebooks, PCs and mobile devices, in STEM classrooms.

President Calls on Country to Deliver CS Education to All Students

President Obama said he wants to see a stronger commitment to computer science in American schools, and he's laid out a new initiative to make that a reality.

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