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.


Middle School Science Teachers Kick Off 2017 National STEM Scholar Program

Ten middle school science teachers were recently selected for a professional development and networking program led by researchers and education leaders in Kentucky that aims to reach and inspire future scientists.

FIRST Challenges Students to Understand Water Use for Upcoming Season

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization, selected water as the theme for the 2017-2018 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons. In addition, LEGO is out with lesson plans for a range of STEM topics, available to teachers at no-cost.

Gale Makes 'In Context' Resources Free for Eclipse Education

Gale's In Context suite offers media-rich resources designed to integrate easily with curricula and offers videos, articles, charts, images, infographics and more with accessibility features such as text and voice translation in a dozen languages. The suite also allows users to search resources by Lexile score or complexity level.

Curriki Adds Oracle Academy Comp Sci Workshops

Curriki, a nonprofit provider of open educational resources, has added new workshops from Oracle Academy.

Cornell Tech Hosts Workshop for K-12 CS Strategy

Cornell Tech recently held a workshop to help eight local school districts and a cooperative educational service agency begin creating computer science education strategies.

Report: Minecraft Builds Problem-Solving and Empathy Skills in Students

K–12 teachers have observed that playing Minecraft during class positively impacts their students’ decision-making and communication skills, while helping them build empathy skills, according to a new survey.

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.

Open Up Resources Designs OER Curricula for High School Math, Middle School ELA

The education nonprofit is piloting two new, openly-licensed curricula for mathematics and English language arts subjects.

$10,000 Awarded to Advance VR at ‘Geographically Isolated’ Maine School

East Grand School in Danforth, ME has received a $10,000 grant to integrate virtual reality (VR) into history, biology and other curricula.

Google, Mystery Science Team to Bring Eclipse Science to Students

Google has provided Mystery Science with 15,000 eclipse glasses headed directly for schools, and Mystery Science is offering videos and lesson plans free for download via eclipseamerica.org.

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