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.


Girls Who Game Program Provides Access to STEM Opportunities

Microsoft and Dell Technologies are working together to encourage girls to become interested in STEM through an after-school pilot program.

UC Irvine Project to Test Embedded Conversations in Kid Vids

An upcoming children's show co-created by a University of California, Irvine physics professor will serve as a testbed to see how interactive videos could boost children's understanding of science.

Amazon's Bezos Promotes Inventor Mindset to Nashville Students

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos showed up at a middle school in Nashville to kick off the area's "Amazon Future Engineer" program. This partnership will bring computer science courses and robotics to schools in Metro Nashville Public Schools, as well as other Tennessee districts.

National Children's Museum to Reopen in November

The hybrid children’s museum and science center is getting support from Microsoft and Amazon to fund exhibitions targeted at children ages 12 and under.

ED Awards $78M in STEM Grants

The U.S. Department of Education is providing 29 grantees with approximately $78 million in funds to focus on STEM initiatives as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program.

Indiana Schools Launch Esports Network

An English language arts teacher has become the director for esports at his high school and kicked off a state-wide initiative to link up other Indiana schools interested in esports as well. John Robertson, who teaches at Tipton High, has launched the Indiana High School Esports Network, which currently has 13 members — all high schools (although middle schools are also invited to join).

Activities Association Testing Esports in CO High Schools

The Colorado High School Activities Association is testing esports in schools this year to figure out whether to add it to the athletics fold.

Compton District Combines Esports and STEAM

A California school district is launching a joint STEAM career program with an esports tournament. The Compton Unified School District esports program is intended to help students develop STEAM skills, especially in computer programming, and develop their abilities in collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving.

STEAM Initiative for Brooklyn South Students Launches

A new program from startup incubator New Lab provides Brooklyn South high school students with opportunities to develop projects that explore the impact of technology on different industries.

National 4-H Council Expands STEM Education Efforts

A $150,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force will enable the National 4-H Council to work with three states to provide free educational materials related to STEM.

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