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.
The new CoderZ online learning environment teaches students to code in a virtual environment and can also be configured with many physical robots, like the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3.
Students from around the world will participate in Destination Imagination's 17th annual Global Finals competition in Knoxville, TN, May 24-27, showcasing their innovative solutions in a tournament format.
Constellation Energy provides multiple grants of $25,000 each year for science and technology-related education programs in grades 6–12 (and $50,000 for higher education grants). Last year, 17 projects received funding totaling $400,000.
Cyberattacks appear to be on the rise; however, young professionals equipped with computer science (CS) skills to combat those threats are not growing at the same pace as the need. That’s the assessment from various recent sources and reports, from news sites to companies that track cybersecurity.
Framing computer science education in a way that interests both teachers and students could help boost the number of teachers seeking computer science certification and increase STEM achievement across K–12.
Microsoft unveiled several education offerings earlier this week, like the upcoming Surface Laptop and an education-specific version of Windows 10, as well as a few STEM-focused initiatives.
A group of South Carolina companies called SC Aerospace, supported by the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce, are introducing an aerospace curriculum in six high schools. This fall, the schools will receive $50,000 from the South Carolina Department of Education to cover course costs.
Chad Lewis and his school, Tampa Preparatory School, have received a fair amount of attention lately. Lewis, the director of technology at the Florida private school, has transformed classrooms throughout his 670-student institution, which starts with sixth graders and goes up through 12th grade.
Minecraft: Education Edition is also expected to be updated to version 1.0.1 later this spring, incorporating several new features — from texture pack support to Command Blocks to ... llamas.
A virtual field trip taking place next week from Discovery Education and the National Basketball Association aims to show students how math is used in basketball everyday, in an effort to spark students’ interest in STEM careers.