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.


Indiana Schools Superintendent Awards Technology Grants

The Indiana Department of Education has awarded grants to 32 school districts to help boost students’ use of technology in the classroom, according to the Associated Press.

NASA, Google Expeditions Celebrate Women in STEM With Virtual Tour

To celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA and Google Expeditions have teamed up to launch a series of virtual experiences that bring students into the careers of seven women working in STEM.

After the Planning Phase: 7 Tips for Implementing a Makerspace

Districts with multiple makerspaces describe what works.

Curriculum Associates Launches Online Portal With 600-Plus Math Resources

The new Ready Central hub supplies training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, best practices examples and more resources that support a blended core learning program.

2 Arts Groups Launch Research Project on How Art Museums Impact K–12 Students

Can a single visit to an art museum impact the minds and hearts of K–12 students? That is the question on the minds of a couple of national arts organizations as they launch a national research project aimed at determining the cognitive and emotional values of art museum field trips.

New Education Think Tank Debuts, Offering Online News and Research

FutureEd, a new education policy think tank, has launched today, offering online news, analysis and research that’s independent, nonpartisan and “solution-oriented.”

Study Links After-School Programs to Improved STEM Knowledge

Researchers have determined that after-school programs can help students in grades 4 through 12 improve their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Trump Signs Bills to Boost Women, Girls in STEM

President Donald Trump signed two bills Tuesday aimed at recruiting more women for STEM fields.

Inclusive Education Inspires Good Student Citizenship

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Director of Education Jamie Sachs explains how educators can instill inclusive values in K–12 students, offer opportunities for them to work with others, and ultimately inspire them to be good global citizens and prepare them for success in their professional lives.

AR Can Help Students Understand More Challenging Science Concepts

Augmented reality (AR) has been touted as a cool new technology that can help people see things they otherwise wouldn’t without computer-generated sensory input. But a recent study found that AR can help students better understand certain complicated science concepts than those who did not use any AR device.

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