To win science research competitions, which often herald college studies and careers in STEM disciplines, students first need to enter. But low-income students may lack the support they need to participate in those activities.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Advancing Secondary Science Education with Tetrahymena program at Cornell University has received a five-year, $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award grant from the National Institutes of Health.
A well-known summer program for children at the Rochester Institute of Technology has expanded its offerings this year to include such courses as video production, 3D digital graphics and even traditional art.
Accelerate Learning is integrating more than 1,000 videos from Twig World with its STEMscopes curriculum.
A few hundred students in California are taking part in SunPower's latest Solar Science Academy, a project-based learning program offered each summer by the solar technology company.
The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has received two gifts worth $3.5 million that represent the start of a five-year $10.5-million fundraising campaign to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education's initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in science, technology, education and math.
A new program organized by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is designed to help teachers at different stages in their careers.
Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.
The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting STEM workshops focused on its photo origami research for K-12 students and teachers.
If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."