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 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.
The China-based company last week unveiled its companion robot, iPal, designed as an educational friend for children aged 3-8.
Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
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.
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.
BrainStorm STEM Education has launched Python Temple, a new course intended to teach students how to program using Minecraft and Python.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) yesterday announced an initiative to train middle school math teachers on how to implement coding concepts into their math classes, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of qualified STEM workers for future generations.
The federal Arts in Education (AIE) Program is accepting comments from stakeholders interested in the new program until Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Please send comments by e-mail to AIEcompetition@ed.gov.