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.


Report: To Engage Students, Science Ed Needs to Emphasize Local Phenomena

A new National Academy of Sciences draft report looks at middle and high school science labs and explores how best to engage students in doing science and engineering.

STEMscopes Science Bundle to Offer BBC Science Streaming Add-on

Accelerate Learning is working with BBC Studios in an arrangement that will add media streaming to Accelerate's STEM education products and services.

Amazon Expands Future Engineer Program to Younger Grades

Amazon has expanded its "Future Engineer" initiative into K-8. The program has begun offering free online lessons and funding summer camps to help students discover the fun of computer science.

AVID-Wonder Workshop Partnership Brings Coding and Robotics to Classrooms

Nonprofit AVID is working to provide educators with the training, knowledge and skills to teach Wonder Workshop's coding and robotics activities in the classroom.

'All-hands-On' STEM Approach May be Overkill

It was bound to happen. A paper published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute suggested that the country may be putting too much emphasis on STEM and obscuring the "noncognitive skills" that are really needed, such as persistence and "character."

Trump Administration Sets Five-Year Strategy for STEM Ed

The National Science and Technology Council has released a new report outlining the nation's goals for STEM education over the next five years.

CS Education Week Kicks Off, but Some Teachers Don't Feel Ready

Eight in 10 teachers believe that big tech companies — Microsoft, Google and Apple — need to help build computer science skills among their students. And three-quarters reported that they don't believe the government is doing enough to outfit schools to develop those skills.

AWS Launches Intelligent Robotics Service

Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.

Crafting a National Research Agenda

At a recent meeting convened by the Jefferson Education Exchange, associations determined that more work is needed to make educators aware of the federal Institute of Education Sciences research.

Google Program Offers Funding for AI, Machine Learning Projects

Google has set aside a $25 million pool to fund research work by schools and other organizations using machine learning for "social good."

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