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.

Micro-Grant Program Offers Up to $5,000 for Classroom Tech

The Educators of American Micro-Grant Program is awarding educators $250 to $5,000 for classroom technology to support student success. The organization reviews micro-grant applications on a quarterly basis (in January, April, July and October).

Why Women Persist in Engineering

A new report noted that young women have "many opportunity windows"during which the intervention of role models, particular kinds of messaging, involvement in engineering activities and the use of student-centered learning "can have a significant impact on her choices and persistence."

NJ Students Show Off Girls Who Code Projects

A college in New Jersey hosted 300-plus girls this week for an inaugural coding challenge. The New Jersey Institute of Technology invited in middle and high schoolers from 25 schools to participate in a first-ever coding-based competition. All are part of after-school "Girls Who Code" clubs.

High School Gets Gift of Robotics Kits

An energy company donated eight robotics kits to a Massachusetts high school. Exelon Generation's gift, worth an estimated $12,800, increased the number of kits available for student use in robotics and engineering classes at Everett High School.

Oregon High School/College STEM Agreement Expanded

Two schools in Oregon, one secondary and the other postsecondary, have renewed and expanded a partnership that helps higher schoolers pursue STEM education and careers.

Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

Free Cybersecurity Training for Girls Opens 2020 Registration

The training partnership with the security-focused SANS Institute helps female higher schoolers explore cybersecurity and learn more about career opportunities in the field. Those who go through the gaming itself may also win scholarships.

District Placing Robotics Teams into Every School by 2021

The county is familiar with competitive robotics. One of its high schools teams was ranked as the fourth best in the world, based on its performance during the 2019 FIRST Robotics World Championship in Detroit.

Alaska Nears End of First Season with Sanctioned Esports

The Alaska School Activities Association added esports as an activity to its high school roster of sports. The inaugural playing season, which began running in September, will last until next week. Playoffs will take place in January.

Why Teachers Need to Incorporate Physical Computing into Computer Science Lessons

Students today need to understand not only how to code online, but also how computer science and coding connect to the tangible objects in the world around them.