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.
Preschool teachers in the United States are not as comfortable with science as they are literacy, according to researchers at Michigan State University.
Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.
Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The independent Berkeley-based school takes a Socratic, constructivist approach to education.
Accelerate Learning has updated its digital science curriculum, STEMscopes, in an effort to improve engagement, increase accessibility and more.
An "assistance rod" that acts as a "rescue pack" for baby sea turtles. An improved cochlear implant that allows its wearer to hear a wider range of frequencies. An environmentally-friendly food wrap that will change color when the food inside has spoiled or been contaminated. Those are some of the winning student entries from previous "ExploraVision" science competitions. This year's event will be open for registration from K-12 students until Feb. 8, 2018.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Students at 57 NAF academies this year will have a chance to develop Android mobile apps using Lenovo devices and win tech prizes,
The fab labs were created by the public university with help from Toyota, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Motivo Engineering to address several issues described as “the heart of the STEM crisis” by the organizations.
The Oregon Trail Experience is one of several partnerships that Microsoft has recently taken on to boost its education offerings.
STEAM teachers in grades 6-12 can submit an application through Nov. 9 for a chance to win a share of $2 million worth of Samsung tech.