STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts


Invention and Entrepreneurship Programs for K–12 Students Nationwide

A “Shark-Tank” for kids and young adults, the STEMIE Coalition aims to teach invention and startup skills

Tufts U to Host Lego Learning Symposium for K-12 Educators

Tufts University is partnering with Lego to host a two-day event where teachers can share best practices for using Legos in literacy, science, technology, engineering and math education.

Nevada Schools to Pilot New Game-Based STEAM Platform

Planet3, a year-old company that has developed a new digital platform intended to use the Earth as a "living laboratory" will undergo pilot testing at 25 middle schools in six school districts in Nevada this fall as part of an early adopter pilot program.

Groovy Lab in a Box Partners with Popular Mechanics on STEM Kits

Groovy Lab in a Box, provider of STEM kits for students aged eight years and older, has partnered with Popular Mechanics to release a series of Popular Mechanics boxes.

Report: Where's the 'Computer Science' in STEM?

According to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a non-profit science and technology think tank, while there's a certain "groundswell of interest" in CS in the United States, it's still not enough to address the high demand for skilled workers among employers.

High School Teachers Learning How To Add Genetics and Genomes to the Classroom

A series of grants is enabling a non-profit organization focused on genetics (the study of heredity) and genomics (the study of genes) to expand coverage of those subjects in American high schools.

Pitsco Debuts Cross-Curricular STEM Expeditions

Pitsco Education has launched STEM Expeditions, a cloud-based cross-curricular program designed to use technology and active learning to promote science inquiry, math practice and engineering design principles.

Itron Debuts New STEM Curriculum on Energy, Water Conservation

Itron, a company that provides technology and services to improve energy and water use efficiency, has launched an interactive science, technology engineering and math curriculum in an effort to improve energy and water use literacy, encourage conservation and inspire innovation.

Student Teams Selected as Finalists for International Space Station Science Competition

Five finalists have been selected in the second annual Genes in Space competition, in which American students were invited to design an experiment using DNA analysis to solve a real-life space exploration problem. The winning experiment will be performed aboard the International Space Station.

Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.

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