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.


Carolina Biological Launching Certified OpenSciEd Middle School Units and CTE

Carolina Biological, a supplier of instructional materials for science classes, on Tuesday unveiled new “certified” print and digital versions of OpenSciEd science instructional units for grades 6–8, including complete lab kits and flexible purchase options for schools, the company said in a news release.

VHS Learning To Provide Free AP STEM Courses in Select Schools Through Massachusetts Initiative

Online learning nonprofit VHS Learning will provide free online Advanced Placement courses in STEM subjects to up to 1,500 Massachusetts high school students students during the 2022-23 school year in a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

SXSW EDU 2022 Gears Up To Reimagine Education: From Practical to Profound

Since COVID-19 turned the U.S. education system upside down, the movement to "reimagine education" seems to be having a moment, and SXSW EDU attendees can expect to hear a lot of discussion on remaking America’s public school norms when the event returns in-person March 7–10 in Austin with more than 350 in-person sessions, dozens of which will be streamed online as well for virtual attendees.

Tearing Down the Intrinsic Barriers That Hold Girls Back in STEAM Education

Ensuring equitable access for all students to STEAM learning and career preparation is everyone's job: At home, parents should encourage their children to participate in what they like, disregarding what marketing executives decided was “appropriate” for girls or boys; and at school, teachers must encourage both girls and boys in their formative processes, wherever that might lead them. Technology (or any career) has no gender; it should be open to everyone who takes an interest in it.

How to Use a 3D Printer to Get Students into Design and Engineering

Ffrom Alief ISD in Houston, Texas, teachers Daniel O’Kilen and Carolyn Dersen, shard their enthusiasm for using 3D printing to entice students to learn STEAM concepts at a Tuesday session of the annual convention of the Texas Computer Education Association, and shared their free online guide “11 Classroom Lessons To Use With Your 3D Printer,”

$25,000 School Grant Program Focuses on STEM

Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation will award five schools $5,000 each to fund STEM-related activities. The 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes is open for applications now.

Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Now Open for Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes, which awards five U.S. K–12 schools chosen during a random drawing a $5,000 STEM grant each to purchase supplies and technology for any STEM-related initiative.

Tinkercad Circuits Now Works Seamlessly With Fusion 360, Autodesk Says

Tinkercad, the free browser-based app from Autodesk that teaches students design, engineering, and coding, has made its student electronics design platform work seamlessly with Fusion 360, a professional-grade CAD/CAM/CAE tool used by industry professionals across manufacturing, machining, engineering, and industrial design, the company recently announced.

Analysis of 23K Aptitude Assessments in Utah Shows Large Gaps Between Students' Talents, Career Interests

YouScience, a provider of aptitude-based assessments, personalized career guidance, and industry-recognized certifications, today released its new statewide talent report of over 23,000 Utah middle school and high school students that shows a large gap between students’ aptitude and their career interests.

STEAM Emphasis, Resources Added to California K–12 Online Content Project for Students and Educators

California's 6 million K–12 students and over 300,000 educators now have free online access to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math learning resources from Gale, an expansion of California’s K–12 Online Content Project.

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