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 program, the Emperor Science Award, now in its second year, will award 100 high school students with mentoring opportunities that will include placement with a "university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project." Winners will also receive a Google Chromebook and will be eligible for a stipend of up to $1,500 to cover expenses.
The Coweta County School System in Georgia is piloting the Labdisc portable STEM lab from Boxlight, as part of efforts to prepare for Georgia’s new science standards and usher in a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to its classrooms.
RobotLAB, a San Francisco-based ed tech company, has launched a new digital platform that aims to transform the learning experience by providing robot-based lessons for a wide range of subjects and age levels. RobotLAB will be at the TCEA conference in Austin, Feb. 6-10.
Early education software developer Alive Studios has released a line of classroom solutions that use hands-on augmented reality technology to deliver engaging math and English instruction. Using the 20-point Touch Mat technology offered from Sprout Pro by HP, the Learning alive Suite can be fully utilized without 3D glasses.
100Kin10, a national network that aims to train and retain 100,000 K–12 STEM teachers by 2021, Wednesday announced 10 recipients to receive more than $2.4 million in total funding for their “moonshot” ideas to improve early childhood STEM education.
Dell EMC, the infrastructure business of Dell Technologies, is unveiling a new portfolio of education PCs and monitors designed to help teachers leverage the latest technology to improve learning for K–12 students worldwide.
Amazon recently introduced a STEM Club Toy subscription service for families to receive a monthly toy shipment that will deliver science, technology, engineering and math toys to their door, for $19.99 per month.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Follett, a provider of education technology, print and digital services, has become a premiere distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K–12 school market, Follett announced Tuesday.
Minecraft Education Edition this week hit version 1.0, adding several new features to the school-focused version of the world building game.
The Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge invites teachers from across the country to share their ideas "for creative, hands-on projects that inspire students to explore math and science outside the classroom" for a chance to win cash prizes.