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.


Students Want More Out-of-Box, Creative Approaches in Math Instruction

What would entice teens to get more immersed in STEM topics? A survey of 16- to 18-year-olds suggested that teaching out of the box, more use of humor, pushing fun science projects and competitions and relating math to real-life activities would work for them.

Climate Change Needs a Seat in U.S. Classrooms

A big majority of Americans believe U.S. classrooms need to teach climate change, even if politicians don't always agree. In two polls done by media nonprofit NPR and survey company Ipsos — one among teachers and the other among parents — almost nine in 10 teachers (86 percent) and a solid eight in 10 parents (80 percent) agreed that the subject should be taught. Overall, nearly three-quarters of people (74 percent) do believe the climate is changing.

MakerBot Intros Certification Program for Students, Teachers

3D printer company MakerBot has launched a new certification program for teachers and students in middle and high school. Both offerings are available from MakerBot University, the company's online training and certification division.

Coding as a Second Language

The Panasonic Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation are collaborating to launch four academies to teach code as a second language to middle school and high school students.

New Architecture-Themed LEGO Sets Debut for 2019–2020 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Jr. Season

LEGO Education and FIRST today unveiled two new robotics sets for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Season, both themed around architecture.

University to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs for Girls

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

Pitsco Expands Robotics Catalog

STEM kit seller Pitsco Education has introduced a new line of robotics and coding products for its K-12 classroom catalog.

NY District Invests in Woz U STEAM Lessons

Content covers coding, engineering design, drones, cybersecurity and mobile app development. In the future, according to the company, curriculum will also cover animation, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The company said the lessons adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.

Nintendo to Begin Shipping VR Labo Kit for Switch

Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

Hackathon Adds Crash Courses in Tech

Stetson University's HackerSpace recently hosted both college students and high schoolers, who convened on the DeLand campus to participate in computer science challenges, a gaming tournament and workshops.

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