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.


DARPA AI Adult Learning Tools Competition Open for $750,000 in Awards

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), is taking proposals to compete for $750,000 in awards to develop projects that use innovative AI approaches, such as self-directed, remote AI tutoring, to train adults for the current and future national security workforce.

Way Beyond Virtual Field Trips: The Surprising & Incredible Ways Educators Are Using ClassVR Virtual Reality in Schools

Educators and instructional technology experts Michael Jaber and Charley Suter describe the “endless” ways that ClassVR virtual reality headsets can help educators get students excited about learning — and share some incredible and surprising ways they are using ClassVR in schools, particularly for special education students, students with autism, and those with limited mobility. Listen now at THEJournal.com or on your favorite podcast platform.

NSTA Teacher Awards, with $60K in Prizes, Accepting Nominations till Dec. 21, 2022

The National Science Teaching Association is accepting nominations through Dec. 21, 2022, for its annual teacher awards, with grant prizes totaling over $60,000. The awards recognize informal and classroom educators, researchers, new teachers, longtime teachers, and more.

SXSW EDU Unveils First Half of Lineup for 2023; Emphases Include Diversity, Equity, Student Agency, Teacher Retention

SXSW EDU has unveiled nearly half of the lineup for the 2023 event scheduled for March 6–9, 2023, in Austin, featuring topics considered the most pressing in education, the organization said, after more than 1,200 proposals were whittled down by conference organizers and voting through PanelPicker.

Apple Rolls Out iPad Learning App Updates, More Resources for Educators

Apple recently announced a number of updates and new resources for K–12 educators, including new instructional resources emphasizing project-based learning, creativity, and collaboration, as well as professional learning opportunities.

IBM, Hispanic Heritage Foundation Providing Free SkillsBuild Tech Courses to Latino Students

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has partnered with IBM Education to provide IBM's SkillsBuild education program to Latino high school students free of charge, giving them skills they need to meet workforce demands.

7 Questions About Discovery Education's Ready-To-Use Resources with SVP Lance Rougeux

This installment of THE Journal’s “7 Questions: Ed Tech Explainer” series gives Discovery Education Senior Vice President Lance Rougeux an opportunity to summarize Discovery Education's new Ready-To-Use Resources for teachers, how they help in the classroom, and what's planned for these kinds of instructional materials.

AWA Accepting STEM Grant Applications Through December 31

The American Water Association Charitable Foundation is now accepting STEM Education grant applications from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 as part of its Keep Communities Flowing program, which awards grants for Water and Environment, Workforce Readiness and STEM Education.

UltiMaker Launches New MakerBot SKETCH Large 3D Printer for the Classroom

3D printer manufacturer UltiMaker has introduced a larger model of its popular education-specific MakerBot 3D printer using the SKETCH platform, the company said, noting that the new MakerBot SKETCH Large 3D printer has “more 3D printing power” than the standard SKETCH printer and enables educators and students to turn their ideas and designs into reality on a larger scale.

Apple Expands Community Education Initiative to Over 600 Communities

Launched in 2019, Apple’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) has been expanded to 150 partners in 600 communities in 99 countries and regions, and all 50 states, the company announced. CEI provides access to coding, creativity, and job opportunities to students of all ages and from all backgrounds, with special focus on communities that are traditionally underrepresented in technology.

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