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.


LA County Students to Build STEM Skills in Fab Labs

The fab labs were created by the public university with help from Toyota, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Motivo Engineering to address several issues described as “the heart of the STEM crisis” by the organizations.

Minecraft: Education Edition Reboots The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Experience is one of several partnerships that Microsoft has recently taken on to boost its education offerings.

Carnegie Learning Boosts Computer Science Focus with Globaloria Acquisition

Through acquiring Globaloria, Carnegie wants to strengthen its mathematics and computer science offerings, since the two subjects often go hand-in-hand in STEM education.

Samsung STEAM Competition Asks Students to Solve Community Challenges

STEAM teachers in grades 6-12 can submit an application through Nov. 9 for a chance to win a share of $2 million worth of Samsung tech.

Texas Instruments Debuts Classroom Robot

Students can connect to Rover through the TI Innovator Hub with a TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator and program the robot to draw, dance or crash.

STEM Learning Kits with Arduino Sensors Now Free for Teachers

The kit (typically priced at $150) includes an Arduino sensor board, which lets students conduct basic coding experiments and collect data through small, commercial satellites.

Wonder Workshop Launches Latest Robotics Competition

Wonder Workshop, provider of classroom robots Dash and Dot, has launched the 2017-2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition.

Non-Profit Seeks Classrooms for Gaming Pilot

Non-profit education research group LRNG-GlassLab is seeking teachers in grades 5-11 interested in trying a follow-up to GlassLab's collaboration game, Deep Sea Crisis, as part of research project.

IBM Rolls Out Free AI Tool for Math Teachers

Teacher Advisor with Watson 1.0 uses artificial intelligence from Watson, IBM's Jeopardy!-playing robot, now trained by math experts with feedback from more than 1,000 math teachers, to help K-5 teachers with targeted math resources for their students.

San Francisco and Oakland Districts Expand Computer Science Ed with $12.2 Million Salesforce Funding

Both San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are continuing their existing partnerships with the SF-based cloud computing company, and will receive $7 million and $5.2 million respectively.

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