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.


Department of Education Awards $182M in Innovation and Research Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced $182 million in new grant awards to 30 school districts, colleges, and nonprofits across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research program to support recipients’ efforts to grow projects that show promise in improving academic achievement for underserved students.

Verizon Donates $10M+ to Heart of America Program to Expand Innovative Learning Labs

National education nonprofit Heart of America on Monday announced a landmark grant of over $10 million from Verizon, which will dramatically expand the organization’s partnership with Verizon aimed at infusing technology in some of the nation's most under-resourced schools.

Competition Promotes Learning to Code with Music Remixing

Amazon Future Engineer is working with Georgia Tech and Pharrell Williams' nonprofit YELLOW in a new K-12 competition intended to push students to understand how music, computer science and entrepreneurship can be tools used to advance equity.

Coding Class for Kids Available Through Dec. 12

CodeWizardsHQ, a leading online coding school for kids ages 8–18, is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by offering a special introductory class for kids that also benefits their schools’ parent-teacher organizations.

December Deadlines Looming for 15 NSTA Teacher, Student Awards

Deadlines are nearing for 15 awards and grants from the National Science Teacher Association for K–12 teachers and students in the sciences. There are 14 teacher awards open for applications/nominations and one award open to female students in grades 5–8. The deadlines for most are Dec. 15, 2021, with the remaining deadlines being December 17.

Mockingbird Foundation Music Grant Deadline Nears

Educators have about a month left to submit inquiries for a program that awards grants for innovative music programs of up to $10,000.

Robotics Connects Young Learners to Core Curriculum and Each Other

Collaborative lessons help teachers accelerate learning for all students in math, literacy, and SEL.

Twig Ed Intros New Middle School Science Lessons

Education technology company Twig Education has produced a new version of STEM curriculum for grades 6-8. Twig Middle School Science Next Gen features, among other resources, videos of scientists around the world, filmed on location, as they share their areas of expertise, including in subjects such as mechanical engineering, food sustainability, volcano eruptions and space exploration.

SAS and Sphero Address Coding Needs of Students with Visual Impairments

Data analytics company SAS and education technology company Sphero are working together to bring data analytics and robot coding — along with soft skills — to students with visual impairments.

Minecraft Ed Edition Releases Free Hour of Code Lesson

Minecraft Education Edition has released a new, free Hour of Code. "Timecraft" lets students learn basic coding concepts while correcting "mysterious mishaps" throughout history.

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