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.


3 Creativity Nonprofits Join Forces

Three Southern California nonprofits with a global reach in STEAM and maker creativity have merged. LA Makerspace and Imagination.org have joined forces with Two Bit Circus Foundation. All are focused on helping students gain access to science, technology, engineering, art and math in creative ways.

Math Test Troubles Teachers in North Carolina

If you're facing a teacher shortage for math and a sizable number of potential candidates are failing a math test designed to check their expertise, what do you drop — the teachers or the test?

New Programs Aim to Help Girls, Women Attain Tech Training

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The funding will be dedicated to setting up digital skills education programs and an "awareness campaign" to spark interest among females of all ages in going after careers in technology.

Early STEM Provides 'Critical Foundation' for Future Learning

It's time to ramp up STEM in early childhood education, according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE).

Teens Rate Soft Skills More Vital Than Hard Skills

Could we be over-promoting the importance of soft skills to young people at the expense of helping them understand the relevance of other, "harder" skills?

Executive Function Deficits Determine Student Achievement

A new report finds the achievement gap tends to widen with students having academic difficulties in math and science starting in kindergarten.

Report: To Engage Students, Science Ed Needs to Emphasize Local Phenomena

A new National Academy of Sciences draft report looks at middle and high school science labs and explores how best to engage students in doing science and engineering.

STEMscopes Science Bundle to Offer BBC Science Streaming Add-on

Accelerate Learning is working with BBC Studios in an arrangement that will add media streaming to Accelerate's STEM education products and services.

Amazon Expands Future Engineer Program to Younger Grades

Amazon has expanded its "Future Engineer" initiative into K-8. The program has begun offering free online lessons and funding summer camps to help students discover the fun of computer science.

AVID-Wonder Workshop Partnership Brings Coding and Robotics to Classrooms

Nonprofit AVID is working to provide educators with the training, knowledge and skills to teach Wonder Workshop's coding and robotics activities in the classroom.

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