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.


Academy School Revamps STEM Program for Classical Ed

The independent Berkeley-based school takes a Socratic, constructivist approach to education.

STEMscopes Update Improves Accessibility, Adds Games

Accelerate Learning has updated its digital science curriculum, STEMscopes, in an effort to improve engagement, increase accessibility and more.

Science Competition Promotes K-12 Science Standards and Innovation

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.

High Schools to Teach App Development in New STEM Communities

Students at 57 NAF academies this year will have a chance to develop Android mobile apps using Lenovo devices and win tech prizes,

LA County Students to Build STEM Skills in Fab Labs

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.

Minecraft: Education Edition Reboots The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Experience is one of several partnerships that Microsoft has recently taken on to boost its education offerings.

Carnegie Learning Boosts Computer Science Focus with Globaloria Acquisition

Through acquiring Globaloria, Carnegie wants to strengthen its mathematics and computer science offerings, since the two subjects often go hand-in-hand in STEM education.

Samsung STEAM Competition Asks Students to Solve Community Challenges

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.

Texas Instruments Debuts Classroom Robot

Students can connect to Rover through the TI Innovator Hub with a TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator and program the robot to draw, dance or crash.

STEM Learning Kits with Arduino Sensors Now Free for Teachers

The kit (typically priced at $150) includes an Arduino sensor board, which lets students conduct basic coding experiments and collect data through small, commercial satellites.

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