Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


New Journal Launches for STEM Educators

Connected Science Learning, an online journal, will focus on effective programs, practices and partnerships in STEM education.

U Illinois Expands STEM Mentorship Program for Middle, High School Students

The University of Illinois is expanding a mentorship program, Tech Wizards, designed to teach local students aged 8-17 about STEM topics.

$200,000 CTE Makeover Challenge Kicks Off

The United States Department of Education has announced a new competition called the Career Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge.

UCLA Researchers Win Grant for STEM Ed Research

Researchers from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study a professional development program to help middle and high school science educators teach their students to argue scientifically.

5,000 High School Students Compete in Rocket Contest

Nearly 5,000 high school students on 789 teams are competing in the 14th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge.

Penn State Campus Collaborates with High Schools on STEM Exposure

A Pennsylvania university is reaching out to local high schoolers to participate in a workshop that will introduce them to STEM-related careers and education.

High Schoolers Sweep Top Spots at Cornell MakeaThon

Over the course of a weekend, 14 teams made up of college students and high schoolers identified problems, created working prototypes, pitched the audience on their ideas and did demos of their solutions as part of Cornell University's Make-a-Thon.

Texas District Adopts Platform To Bring STEAM Pros to the Classroom

The Manor Independent School District has adopted a technology platform designed to bring industry into the classroom.

Lemelson-MIT Program Expands Invention Initiative to California

Middle and high school students in four states now participate in the initiative to encourage them to use invention to solve real-life problems and incorporate STEM principles.

STEM Classes Tackle Community Problems in Samsung Contest

Combine creative teaching with STEM and energetic students, and you'll get guidance on how to design and build eco-friendly mini homeless shelters for homeless teens; apply signal processing in smartwatches to notify pedestrians when vehicles are approaching at unsafe speeds; and explore alternatives for melting ice on city roads without using salt. All of these solutions are finalists in this year's "Solve for Tomorrow" contest, put on by Samsung.

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