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.

mISSion imaginaTIon Challenges Students To Solve Space Travel Problems

A quiz and a challenge from NASA and Texas Instruments will let middle and high school students come up with solutions to problems involved with long-term space travel.

Competition Seeks Top Young Scientist

The annual quest for America's best young scientists is underway. Discovery Education and 3M have opened the latest competition, a multi-stage event intended to identify the "top" young scientist.

Inspiring the Next Gen of Tech Workers

It has been called "America's persistent problem": not enough skilled workers to fill millions of job openings. Now some high-tech companies are acting with an eye toward the future with programs and events aimed at K-12 students and educators.

New Center Seeks Out Best Practices for Getting Women of Color into STEM

To address the challenge of getting girls and women of color, specifically, interested in science, technology, engineering and math will be the focus of a new center at Arizona State University.

Reshma Saujani Makes the Case for Girls Who Code

The geeky wizards who control the digital world are mostly young men. But girls, led by lawyer-turned-tech-advocate Reshma Saujani, have begun to mine this source of power.

Khan Lab School Thrives on Experimentation

While the classic school carnival features beanbag tosses and balloon pops, the one at Sal Khan's independent school included a makerspace booth to raise awareness for the Saltmarsh Harvest Mouse, a food stand booth raising money to donate to a local environmental non-profit and a test-your-brain booth to teach people about California endangered species.

Dremel Debuts 3D Printer for Classroom Use

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is marketed to the education community with curriculum options and model kits.

Bonsai Lab Debuts 3D Printer with Voice Navigation

Bonsai Lab has launched a new 3D printer, the FabPod, featuring voice navigation and designed for use in STEM education.

Gale, CyberScience 3D Unveil Interactive Science Learning Programs

Three new Web-based reference products that cover science topics are now available with optional interactive 3D models.

Stanford Runs MOOC for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read

Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts.

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