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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


FIRST LEGO League Gives Global Innovation Awards

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young people’s participation and interest in science and technology, honored the winners.

Waco ISD Piloting Hands-on Pre-K STEM Program

Next school year Waco (TX) ISD will pilot a new STEM curriculum for pre-K students, developed in concert by Accelerate Learning and Rice University.

Students Blow through Wind Power in Free Virtual Lab

A new free virtual lab teaches students in grades 9-12 how turbines work to generate wind energy.

K-12 Schools Get Free Cloud-Based GIS Mapping Software

Esri today reported it's committing up to $1 billion in free accounts for its cloud-based GIS mapping software, hosted through Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it's committing AWS resources for three years to support the effort for all schools that participate.

Pre-Algebra Intervention TransMath Goes Digital in the Cloud

Voyager Sopris Learning is releasing a digital version of its math program TransMath for students in grades 5-10 meant for introduction into classrooms as early as next fall.

Study: Using Discovery Education's Science Techbook Improves Student Achievement

Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.

Energy Department, National Science Teachers Choose Home Energy Ed Challenge Winners

The United States Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association have chosen the winners of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge.

California District To Save $7 Million with Energy Upgrades

Nuevo, CA-based Nuview Union School District is launching a sustainability program guaranteed to save more than $7 million in its first 20 years.

K-12 Math Challenges Students to Create New Math Games

Nonprofit Mind Research Institute is trying to get students to rethink how to express the math standards they learned this year through its new "game-a-thon," a K-12 contest that challenges students to create a video describing a game featuring creative or unusual solutions to math problems.

Arizona Project WET's Discovery Program Develops STEM Literacy with QR Codes

Arizona Project WET, an initiative of the University of Arizona that seeks to develop water stewardship and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy among K-12 students, has launched a project that uses smartphones to guide participants through a habitat restoration area.

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