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.
Lodi Unified School District in California is planning to launch a robotics academy in time for the 2019-2020 school year.
Amazon Web Services is investing educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through promotional credits program.
Besides getting the chance to learn about future careers, students will also participate in various competitions as part of learning about cosmetology, movie making, construction and culinary skills. Companies will also provide short workshops.
The lab was designed to resemble an Apple store, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, whiteboard walls where students can take notes and share ideas and multiple stations where they can use, explore and experiment alone or in teams.
Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.
A high school team in Missouri recently helped the U.S. Air Force create 3D-printed switch covers for a $2.2 billion aircraft. Students from Knob Noster High School, which serves families deployed and working at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base, designed the plastic cover for a switch box inside the B-2 Spirit bomber.
A multimillion-dollar state grant program has delivered grants to 765 schools throughout Pennsylvania, specifically intended to expand STEM education and teacher training.
The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.
Carnegie Mellon University has launched a free, online curriculum for high school students to help instructors teach programming skills using graphics and animations. The lessons were developed by the new CMU Computer Science Academy, part of the School of Computer Science.
STEM projects are continuing to make the top 10 as a category on teacher funding site DonorsChoose. According to the organization, over the past four years, computer science and coding projects grew two and a half times faster than other project types.
Rising cyberattacks, new federal requirements, and an evolving education landscape have pushed cybersecurity to the forefront for just about every district IT leader.