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.


Study Links After-School Programs to Improved STEM Knowledge

Researchers have determined that after-school programs can help students in grades 4 through 12 improve their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Trump Signs Bills to Boost Women, Girls in STEM

President Donald Trump signed two bills Tuesday aimed at recruiting more women for STEM fields.

Inclusive Education Inspires Good Student Citizenship

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Director of Education Jamie Sachs explains how educators can instill inclusive values in K–12 students, offer opportunities for them to work with others, and ultimately inspire them to be good global citizens and prepare them for success in their professional lives.

AR Can Help Students Understand More Challenging Science Concepts

Augmented reality (AR) has been touted as a cool new technology that can help people see things they otherwise wouldn’t without computer-generated sensory input. But a recent study found that AR can help students better understand certain complicated science concepts than those who did not use any AR device.

Raspberry Pi Zero Goes Wireless, Adds Bluetooth

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Raspberry Pi Foundation today introduced another version of its Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. The newest member of the family, Raspberry Pi Zero W, costs $10 and has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.

Nonprofit FIRST Allocates $50 Million for High School, College Scholarships in 2017

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization founded to inspire youth to participate in science and technology, has hit a milestone achievement of $50 million for its scholarship program for high school and college students interested in STEM.

ISTE Releases Program for Annual Summer Conference

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) today released the program for the annual ISTE Conference & Expo in San Antonio, TX, June 25-28.

Smithsonian and National Art Education Assoc. Partner on Teaching With Digital Resources

The Smithsonian and the National Art Education Association, which represents visual arts educators, have entered a three-year agreement to work collaboratively on educator professional development and to support teacher creation of model curriculum. One of the resources available to educators is the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources.

Educators, Tech, Business Leaders Say STEM Innovation Requires Teacher Support

An open letter from 100Kin10, a diverse coalition of education, technology and business leaders, cites an urgent and critical need for teacher support to advance STEM innovation in K–12.

MIT-Lemelson Program Awards Grants to Young Inventors

A program that celebrates inventions from middle and high school students is awarding grants to 42 teams at 39 schools in California, Massachusetts, Oregon and Texas.

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