Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Gifted Students in Virginia To Work with NASA Scientists

As part of a NASA STEM initiative, gifted students at the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Virginia will have a chance to work directly with researchers at the space agency's Langley Research Center.

Student Underwater Robotics Competition Promotes STEM Learning

More than 50 student teams participated in the 12th-annual MATE international student underwater robotics competition, which challenged students to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle that can "deploy scientific instruments and remove biofouling organisms from existing equipment installed on the seafloor, among other tasks.

NEF Opens STEM+ Academies in High-Poverty Districts

The National Education Foundation (NEF), a nation nonprofit provider of STEM+ education, has entered a private-public partnership with the State University of New York, TEKSystems, Pearson Education, and Skillsoft to launch Cyberlearning STEM+ Academies in 14 high-poverty school districts during the 2013-2014 school year.

Vernier, Variable Bring Sensor Platform to STEM Classrooms

Vernier has partnered with Variable to bring the latter company's iPad-based modular wireless sensor platform, Node, to science classrooms.

Sally Ride Science Academy Debuts Online STEM Professional Development Program

To help educators effectively teach a STEM-based curriculum in the classroom, the Sally Ride Science Academy has launched an online professional development training program.

Hagerstown Community College, Washington County Schools Partner on STEMM Ed

Hagerstown Community College and Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, MD have partnered to launch a new STEMM Technical Middle College.

Alabama State U and Tuskegee University To Teach STEM in Alabama Schools

Alabama State University and Tuskegee University are joint recipients of a National Science Foundation grant to fund a three-year program to teach science, technology, engineering, and math courses and information and communication technology to students in Montgomery Public Schools and Macon County Schools.

ISTE and HP Expand Free Teacher Training in Catalyst Academy Mini-Courses

Intercultural understanding through digital exchanges, a crash course on games for learning, and using mobile apps to convert students into "citizen scientists" are three of the topics that will make up the latest round of "mini courses" offered through HP's free Catalyst Academy.

Texas STEM Camps Get Funding Boost

Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.

UK Puts Programming Front and Center in Revamped Computing Curriculum

While the United States has been treading through its Common Core revamp of English/language arts and math curriculum, the United Kingdom has been revamping its curriculum too. That update includes a revision of technology-related studies to put a stronger emphasis on "high level technical skills," including giving teachers more say in what and how to teach and pushing for programming lessons at a young age.

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