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.


$5,000 STEM Grant Program Opens

The application period for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program is now open. The program will award $2,000 to $5,000 classroom grants to as many as 1,000 schools and parent-teacher organizations.

GitHub Expands Learning Lab Courses

GitHub has released four new courses on its Learning Lab, an online learning hub intended for people "of all skill levels."

DC's Newest Charter Promises 'Computer Science for All'

The first computer-science-focused middle school will be opening shortly in Washington, D.C. Digital Pioneers Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school that will kick off with an expected 120 students in a sixth-grade cohort.

High School Women Train in Cybersecurity at NYU School of Engineering

Nearly 50 students attended classes at the downtown campus of the university, where they learned about programming, computer architecture, careers in computer science and cybersecurity and how to do professional networking. Now they're expected to return to their schools and serve as "computer science and cybersecurity ambassadors" and recruit a team of classmates to compete in Cyber Security Awareness Week, NYU's annual cybersecurity competition.

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.

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.

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