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.


Valentine Elementary Aims to Make STEM More Fun with Dedicated Classroom

Part of a district-wide initiative to build STEM classrooms at each elementary school the new space is in a former computer lab and home to a full-time STEM instructor.

Classcraft Quests Turns Lesson Plans into Games

Quests lays a teacher's existing lesson plan over a fantasy world that students traverse by completing assignments, or quests. Completing each task, which may be an assignment, discussion, in-class activity or something else, unlocks the next.

Elementary School Taps Texas A&M Students for STEM Fair

For the event, TAMU students set up booths around the school covering topics such as petroleum engineering, biology and entomology.

Credit Card Company Charges Forward on STEM for Girls

Mastercard's Girls4Tech sessions bring female role models together with female students to talk about career options and try out STEM activities.

Philly High School Adds Research Course to Combine STEM, Writing

George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science has ditched the curriculum to help younger students begin thinking like scientists.

Teachers and Researchers Team Up to Teach NGSS-Style Science

The idea is to allow students to become practicing scientists by setting up scenarios that let them explore the natural world.

U.S. Dept. of Ed Grant Priorities Push School Choice Plus STEM

The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education is taking public comments on her proposed priorities for $700 million in discretionary grants the agency will issue annually in the coming years.

Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case.

$50,000 STEM-Focused Teacher Grant Deadline Approaching

The program will support projects around global issues such as climate change and food, water, and air quality.

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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