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.
The Virtual High School, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts, is introducing a new computing certificate program to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). The new VHS computing certificate program will encourage high school students across the United States to become more interested in computing and computer science (CS), and better understand the career options available to them in CS and related fields.
Mt. Olive School District has added a 3D design and printing center to its public high school to join other tech education initiatives in the district, including a state-of-the-art audio production studio, a drone flying club and the use of robots to help students learn programming.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
An organization that emphasizes diversity and inclusion in STEM has launched a new grant program to provide funding, training and program implementation support for up to 15 underserved communities in the United States and Canada.
American fourth and eighth graders are scoring better in math than they did in 1995, according to a new study released Tuesday. The results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), also show some improvements over time in science among fourth and eighth graders.
This year's Paradigm Challenge has launched with an invitation to students aged four years to 18 to use their STEM skills to solve real-world problems and share in more than $200,000 in prizes and grants.
Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest, with $2 million in prizes up for grabs, will stop accepting entries this Wednesday.
More than 3 million students using the Math Techbook from Discovery Education will now have a chance to apply their knowledge of professional basketball to solving math problems, thanks to a new multi-year partnership with the NBA.
President Obama yesterday named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
While many 2016 high school graduates are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and careers, few of those students are well prepared to succeed in first-year college STEM courses. These findings emerge from the latest edition of ACT’s annual STEM report, “The Condition of STEM 2016,” which was released Thursday.