Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Samsung, National PTA Partner for $1 Million STEM Video Competition

Entries for the third-annual Solve for Tomorrow program are now being accepted. Solve for Tomorrow is a contest that calls on teachers and students to compete for $1 million in prizes by submitting videos on the topics of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Virtual aspects of the "GLOBE Xpedition" will include the sharing of data collected on the trip as well as two live webinars hosted from the mountain.

Classes Make Virtual Science Trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro

For the fifth time in as many years a group of scientists, teachers, and students are heading up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to research mountain biomes and share what they discover with students online.

Arkansas Department of Ed Provides Statewide Access to STEM Activities

Students in Arkansas will have access to a Web-based tool to help them master math and science. The Arkansas Department of Education will be providing access to Penda Learning, a Web-based standards mastery resource for students in grades 4 through 10.

Biology Evolves With New Digital Curriculum Tools

Education researchers are getting great results with biology learning tools that capitalize on kids’ love of technology. Through games, simulations, and hands-on exercises, students experience a visual, molecular-level representation of concepts they used to understand only in the abstract.

Composite of a school bus breaking ice in Antarctica. Penguins look on in bemusement.

Taking Students Where No School Bus Can Go

You don't often find a group of 75 fifth graders from a public school in Virginia interacting directly with scientists based at Palmer Station, Antarctica, but that's exactly what takes place every year at Herman L. Horn Elementary in Vinton, VA. Using Skype as a videoconferencing platform--and working together with her school's instruction technology coordinator, Holly Ireland--social studies teacher Amanda Lusk has orchestrated two of these events from the convenience of her own classroom.

NSF Pumps $1 Million into NY Schools Sustainable Energy Pilot Program

New York City Public Schools is receiving more than $1 million in funding to support a pilot program on sustainable energy designed to draw students into STEM-related fields of study.

Wowzers Goes Mobile

Wowzers has launched a new, mobile version of its online game-based math instruction program for grades 3 through 8.

2013 ExploraVision Science Competition Opens

Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association have kicked off the 2013 ExploraVision Program. The annual student science competition, now in its 21st year, is open to K-12 students in the United States and Canada, offering prizes of up to $10,000.

Compass Learning Expands Middle School Science Offering

New software release includes games and activities designed to foster scientific exploration, build scientific writing skills, and introduce students to career opportunities in the STEM fields.

NSTA Will Manage Army's eCybermission STEM Competition

The National Science Teachers Association will coordinate the eCybermission STEM competition for the United States Army in order to promote student interest in the field through online collaborative learning.

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