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.


Teachers and Researchers Team Up to Teach NGSS-Style Science

The idea is to allow students to become practicing scientists by setting up scenarios that let them explore the natural world.

U.S. Dept. of Ed Grant Priorities Push School Choice Plus STEM

The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education is taking public comments on her proposed priorities for $700 million in discretionary grants the agency will issue annually in the coming years.

Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case.

$50,000 STEM-Focused Teacher Grant Deadline Approaching

The program will support projects around global issues such as climate change and food, water, and air quality.

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

STEM Kit Bundles Electronics for Young Student Projects

A Chinese company that provides electronic components for maker projects is bundling a small set of color-coded modules with lessons for the classroom.

Legends of Learning to Add PhET Interactive Science Simulations

PhET, a non-profit project within the University of Colorado, Boulder, is teaming up with Legends of Learning, a middle school science gaming company, to put its science and math-based interactive simulations on the gaming platform.

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay)

A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.

Research: Preschool Teachers Are Uncomfortable with Science, Teach It Rarely

Preschool teachers in the United States are not as comfortable with science as they are literacy, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

NSTA, Northrop Grumman Launch Third Round of Teacher STEM Academy

Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.

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