Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


5,000 High School Students Compete in Rocket Contest

Nearly 5,000 high school students on 789 teams are competing in the 14th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge.

Penn State Campus Collaborates with High Schools on STEM Exposure

A Pennsylvania university is reaching out to local high schoolers to participate in a workshop that will introduce them to STEM-related careers and education.

High Schoolers Sweep Top Spots at Cornell MakeaThon

Over the course of a weekend, 14 teams made up of college students and high schoolers identified problems, created working prototypes, pitched the audience on their ideas and did demos of their solutions as part of Cornell University's Make-a-Thon.

Texas District Adopts Platform To Bring STEAM Pros to the Classroom

The Manor Independent School District has adopted a technology platform designed to bring industry into the classroom.

Lemelson-MIT Program Expands Invention Initiative to California

Middle and high school students in four states now participate in the initiative to encourage them to use invention to solve real-life problems and incorporate STEM principles.

STEM Classes Tackle Community Problems in Samsung Contest

Combine creative teaching with STEM and energetic students, and you'll get guidance on how to design and build eco-friendly mini homeless shelters for homeless teens; apply signal processing in smartwatches to notify pedestrians when vehicles are approaching at unsafe speeds; and explore alternatives for melting ice on city roads without using salt. All of these solutions are finalists in this year's "Solve for Tomorrow" contest, put on by Samsung.

Many Community College Students Are Not Prepared for College-Level Work, Report Shows

The idea that a single placement test should determine a student's readiness for college courses is getting a makeover with the release of a new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. So is the value placed on standard developmental or remedial coursework in student success.

STEM Teacher Prep Gets New Commitments

The White House goal of training or retraining 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects by 2021 is gaining momentum.

3D-Printable Fossil Collection Adds 400 Monkey Skulls

MorphoSource, a database of downloadable files for printing fossils, has added scans of 400 skulls, along with other bones, from 59 different species of monkey.

Bringing Coding to the Masses One School at a Time

A Q&A with 18-year-old Zach Latta, executive director of San Francisco-based Hack Club, a 2015 recipient of the Thiel Fellowship and one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 (Education Category) for 2016.

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