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.


STEM Micro Campus: Middle School Converts Computer Lab into Innovation Space

The lab is used for robotics, coding and computer aided drawing and design lessons, as part of a "STEM micro campus" within the school.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Brings Coding and Robotics to the Middle School Classroom

LEGO Education today revealed SPIKE Prime, a hands-on classroom robotics and coding system for grades 6–8.

CompTIA Acquires Middle School-Focused TechGirlz to Broaden Outreach

Recently, Creating IT Futures, a charity within CompTIA, the IT industry association, has acquired TechGirlz, which focuses on helping middle school girls gain a love for technology and consider jobs in robotics, digital media and other areas through volunteer-led workshops.

Principals Sought for STEM Research Leadership Project

The program will use virtual reality and online coaching. The purpose: to help principals improve their abilities to observe, analyze and communicate improvements to classroom instruction, particularly as it relates to access and equity in STEM.

Ready Classroom Mathematics Uses Discourse to Develop Mathematical Thinking

Curriculum Associates has released Ready Classroom Mathematics, a new hybrid print/digital curriculum for K–5 mathematics.

Teaching STEAM without Screens

A music teacher shares how she taught her K-4 students science, technology, engineering, arts and math without sitting them down in front of laptops or tablets.

Getting Trained to Teach Robotics

This professional development opportunity helps you with the basics and even includes freely available curriculum.

Elementary Class Research Adds up to $4K in Energy Savings

Fourth and fifth graders have persuaded their Minnesota school to switch to LED lighting after assessing light usage and expense in a class project. The elementary students in Northfield's Prairie Creek Community School studied lighting and energy use in class for several months, including measuring current usage.

Students Explore Safety, Environment Uses in 'Drones for Good' Contest

When two teens were dramatically rescued last year from a rip tide off the eastern shore of Australia by a drone dropping a flotation device into the water, it made apparent what drone pilots have been saying for a long time: Drones have multiple practical uses.

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.

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