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.


Tearing Down the Intrinsic Barriers That Hold Girls Back in STEAM Education

Ensuring equitable access for all students to STEAM learning and career preparation is everyone's job: At home, parents should encourage their children to participate in what they like, disregarding what marketing executives decided was “appropriate” for girls or boys; and at school, teachers must encourage both girls and boys in their formative processes, wherever that might lead them. Technology (or any career) has no gender; it should be open to everyone who takes an interest in it.

How to Use a 3D Printer to Get Students into Design and Engineering

Ffrom Alief ISD in Houston, Texas, teachers Daniel O’Kilen and Carolyn Dersen, shard their enthusiasm for using 3D printing to entice students to learn STEAM concepts at a Tuesday session of the annual convention of the Texas Computer Education Association, and shared their free online guide “11 Classroom Lessons To Use With Your 3D Printer,”

$25,000 School Grant Program Focuses on STEM

Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation will award five schools $5,000 each to fund STEM-related activities. The 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes is open for applications now.

Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Now Open for Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes, which awards five U.S. K–12 schools chosen during a random drawing a $5,000 STEM grant each to purchase supplies and technology for any STEM-related initiative.

Tinkercad Circuits Now Works Seamlessly With Fusion 360, Autodesk Says

Tinkercad, the free browser-based app from Autodesk that teaches students design, engineering, and coding, has made its student electronics design platform work seamlessly with Fusion 360, a professional-grade CAD/CAM/CAE tool used by industry professionals across manufacturing, machining, engineering, and industrial design, the company recently announced.

Analysis of 23K Aptitude Assessments in Utah Shows Large Gaps Between Students' Talents, Career Interests

YouScience, a provider of aptitude-based assessments, personalized career guidance, and industry-recognized certifications, today released its new statewide talent report of over 23,000 Utah middle school and high school students that shows a large gap between students’ aptitude and their career interests.

STEAM Emphasis, Resources Added to California K–12 Online Content Project for Students and Educators

California's 6 million K–12 students and over 300,000 educators now have free online access to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math learning resources from Gale, an expansion of California’s K–12 Online Content Project.

Medtronic Foundation Pledges $4M, Employee Volunteerism to 13 STEM Programs Serving Underrepresented Students

The Medtronic Foundation has announced it will invest nearly $4 million in 13 education organizations serving underrepresented and underserved K–12 students in Minnesota, Northern California, and Puerto Rico, in an effort to create opportunity for economic advancement through STEM education.

151 Ohio Classrooms Awarded STEM Learning Funds Totaling $687K

The Ohio STEM Learning Network announced this week it will award 151 educators with grants of up $5,000 each to create new STEM classroom projects, with a total investment of $687,500.

Space Exploration Available to Classrooms Worldwide with New Online Telescope for Teachers

Slooh, the award-winning provider of online, live telescope feeds to students, announced this week it is offering an affordable way for teachers to bring space exploration to all students with the Online Telescope for Teachers.

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