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.


Finding Funds for Coding Programs

Coding programs don't have to break the bank. Here are some resources and tactics for funding computer science affordably and without skimping on quality.

Microsoft Boosts STEM Ed Investment

Microsoft is backing two STEM education nonprofits to the tune of $500,000: Black Girls Code and the Technology Access Foundation.

Drones Take Off in Education

The use of this technology captivates students while allowing them to learn abstract concepts in off-the-ground ways.

Michigan Adds STEM Endorsement to Diplomas

A change to the education law in Michigan has created a "STEM endorsement" for students in grades 7 to 12.

BandLab Launches Free Music Platform for Ed

A free education platform for creating and collaborating on music has come out of beta. BandLab for Education from BandLab Technologies lets students and teachers work together on tablets and computers to make music and develop their understanding of music production.

GitHub Delivers Education Bundle

Just a couple of weeks after Microsoft announced that it was acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock, the platform launched a new bundle of its education tools for use by schools.

What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Fostering Creativity

Technology is changing how students' brains are wired, setting expectations for faster, more interactive learning. And the most important thing that schools should be teaching students is "cognitive flexibility," or the ability to be creative and put ideas together in new and innovative ways.

LEGO Adds 110 Master Educators to New Ed Community

LEGO Education has launched a new education community — LEGO Education Master Educators — and has named 110 members to its initial cohort, Applications will soon be accepted from educators around the world.

STEM Interest Declining Among Teen Boys

STEM interest is dwindling among boys. A recent survey found that just 24 percent of boys 13 to 17 years old expect to pursue a STEM career, down from 36 percent in 2017. However, interest among girls those ages has held steady year-over-year at 11 percent.

Students Get Industry Mentoring, Insights on AI

H2O.ai, an artificial-intelligence platform producer, is partnering with AI4ALL, an Oakland, CA-based nonprofit working to increase diversity and inclusion in AI and to educate future AI workers about how it can be a force for social good. The goal: to democratize AI.

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