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.


'Cabinet of Curiosities' Profiles STEM Professionals

The grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau has launched a new, free website to introduce students to STEM careers.

'Ignored Potential': Report Urges Schools to Encourage African-American Girls to Pursue Engineering

Among the many recommendations: working with community colleges and K-12 to "ensure smoother transitions and a more cohesive K-16 learning experience."

Virginia Refreshes CTE Programs With $600,000 to Upgrade Equipment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently allocated $600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools in and technical centers to revamp career and technical education (CTE) programs.

Smithsonian and Lenovo Collaborate to Advance STEAM Learning

The Smithsonian is collaborating with tech company Lenovo to foster STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts and math) learning in school and after-school programs using the Smithsonian Learning Lab, a free online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources with others.

Students Win National 3D Design Competition for Future Missions to Mars

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and Future Engineers, an online education platform, have chosen winners for their 3D Mars Medical Challenge: Lewis Greenstein, 18, of Seattle, and Lauren Lee, 12, of Cupertino, CA.

Initiative Will Train 20,000 Teachers to Introduce Computational Thinking in CS Education

A new national initiative from Discovery Education and Tata Consultancy Services will provide professional development content to more than 20,000 teachers in the United States so that they can introduce computational thinking concepts in computer science education.

All-Girl Team Takes First in Wonder League Robotics Competition

An all-girls team from Hartland, MI — the Pink Eagles — has won the grand prize for the 9–12 age group in the Wonder League Robotics Competition.

Houston Nonprofit Delivers Refurbished Computers, Tech Education to Underserved Youth

To help close the digital divide in Houston, a nonprofit organization has supplied nearly 9,000 refurbished computers to students from underserved communities over the last 10 years.

Science and STEM Educators Win 2017 Vernier NSTA Technology Awards

Seven elementary through college-level educators have won the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, valued at $5,500 each and sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

NSTA Joins March for Science Global Campaign

The National Science Teachers Association will be participating in March for Science, a global campaign that sounds a call for support and safeguards for the scientific community amidst recent policy changes that have caused worry among scientists.

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