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.


Vernier Science Education Adds 2 New Sensors to Environmental Science Equipment

Scientific data collection company Vernier Science Education has introduced two new sensors to its lineup of equipment for high school and college environmental science. The two sensors are wireless and connect to student devices to collect and analyze data.

$1.25 Million Contribution to Fund STEM projects through DonorsChoose Organization

United Airlines has pledged to donate $1.25 million through the DonorsChoose charity to help fund K–12 aviation and STEM projects in classrooms.

CentSai Launches Predictive Budgeting Tool for Schools

Financial literacy platform CentSai has partnered with developers at SPENDiD to launch a new predictive budgeting tool, dubbed MyBudgetReport, now available to K–12 education organizations, according to a news release.

Minecraft Education Adds Virtual NASA Artemis Mission Worlds to STEM

Created in partnership with NASA, Microsoft’s Minecraft Education has added virtual Artemis Mission Worlds, which will give STEM students a chance to use coding to design a rocket, navigate it to the Moon, and eventually, learn how to keep a Moon base habitat safe. All of this is designed to inspire the next generation of computer and space scientists. NASA’s future goal is to go to Mars.

NMSI Launches the GM New Teacher Academy to Train Over 1,300 STEM Teachers of Color

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has announced the GM New Teachers Academy, an initiative to train over 1,300 Black, Latinx, and Indigenous first-year STEM teachers of grades 3 through 12.

Microsoft Seeks Teachers for Pilot of Visual Studio Code for Education

Microsoft has introduced Visual Studio Code for Education, a new computer science instruction platform that takes students beyond beginner coding and teaches them tools used by professional developers. Microsoft is inviting educators to join the pilot program, try it out in their classrooms in the 2023–24 school year, and provide feedback.

Autodesk Adds Sim Lab to 3D Design Tool for Students

Autodesk has released a new feature for Tinkercad, the company's free, web-based 3D design app for use in classrooms. Called Sim Lab, the new tool allows students to "apply STEM principles and experiment with their 3D designs in a simulated space — similar to a video game. Students can simulate the effects of gravity on their design, add materials (like rubber, wood, plastic) to an object, and even build simple machines. Sim Lab draws inspiration from children's favorite video games, like Minecraft and Roblox, bringing the excitement of gaming into the design experience."

Stride and Ocean Visions Building Ocean Sustainability World Project in Minecraft

Digital learning provider Stride has announced a partnership with nonprofit research network Ocean Visions to build instructional content for Minecraft: Education Edition to teach students about the science of oceans and support the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, according to a news release.

VHS Learning Adds Chinese Language and Culture Course for High Schoolers

As China becomes an increasingly important player in international business, politics, technology, and diplomacy, virtual instruction provider VHS Learning has added a Chinese Language and Culture introductory course, open to high school students nationwide either through their school or through independent study, according to a news release.

ED Opens New CTE Challenge for High Schools Focused on Space Exploration

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new CTE program called the Your Place in Space Challenge, inviting high schools to “submit designs for a product or service that will contribute to space missions and exploration,” and an informational webinar for educators is scheduled for May 10.

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