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.


Edgenuity Unveils UpSmart to Help Middle School Students Achieve on Assessments

Edgenuity has today launched UpSmart, a supplemental solution designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery of state standards in English language arts and math.

STEM Day Website Offers Masses of Classroom Activities

First, there was Hour of Code. Now there's Siemens STEM Day. A makeover of the traditional Siemens Science Day, the new event is intended to encourage teachers to spark student interest in new forms of science, technology, engineering and math.

Spotlight: NAESP/Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program

The National Association of Elementary School Principals has partnered with Crayola for this year's Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program, which will award prizes to every applicant who meets the early bird deadline, plus cash and product prizes totaling $3,500 to up to 20 applicants.

AvatarMind Unveils Companion Robot at CES 2017

The China-based company last week unveiled its companion robot, iPal, designed as an educational friend for children aged 3-8.

Lego Boost Teaches Kids to Program Robots

Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Facebook Donating 500 Virtual Reality Kits to Arkansas Schools

Facebook is donating 500 virtual reality kits to Arkansas schools under a first-of-its-kind partnership between the social media company and the state, according to the Associated Press.

NSTA Unveils 2017 List of Top Science Trade Books K12

The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council, has released its annual list of “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2017.” The list represents the best science trade books published in 2016 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education

A new report out from the Southern Regional Education Board recommends five actions for states and schools to help more young people and underrepresented groups learn computer science skills and explore careers in computing fields.

STEM Company Launches Minecraft Adventure Course to Teach Python

BrainStorm STEM Education has launched Python Temple, a new course intended to teach students how to program using Minecraft and Python.

Facebook, Apple, Google Executives Push STEM at Trump’s Tech Meeting

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, alongside at least a dozen other executives of major tech companies, met with Republican president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss jobs and the economy.

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