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.


University-Created Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive Exploration for Free

"Virtual Field Trips," offers interactive experiences captured during actual expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some of the trips include adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. The resources are already being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement lessons in biology, earth sciences, geology, anthropology and other studies.

New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.

U California System Finally Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

California District Eyes Addition of Robotics Academy

Lodi Unified School District in California is planning to launch a robotics academy in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

AWS Launches Cloud Ambassador Program

Amazon Web Services is investing educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through promotional credits program.

Texas District Hosting 'When I Grow Up' Career Expo

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.

Fairfax High School Opens New Innovation Lab

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.

Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.

High School Team Masters 3D Printing for Part in $2.2B Aircraft

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.

Grants Promote Making as Part of STEM

A multimillion-dollar state grant program has delivered grants to 765 schools throughout Pennsylvania, specifically intended to expand STEM education and teacher training.

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