• Minecraft Chemistry Update

    Minecraft Chemistry Update Goes Live

    Minecraft: Education Edition has received a new resource pack designed to let students learn chemistry within the game itself. Resources also include new lessons and activities, a teacher lab book, a downloadable world and community support. 02/21/2018 Read More

  • AP CS Principles Most Successful Launch to Date; Has Become a Mission for College Board

    AP Results Show Marked Increased in Inclusiveness for Advanced Placement CS

    A recent computer science addition to the College Board's Advanced Placement course offerings has seen wild success decades after the non-profit originally introduced the subject in its college-level high school offerings. 02/21/2018 Read More

  • Mississippi Sets 2024 Goal for CS Education

    Mississippi Sets 2024 Goal for CS Education

    The Mississippi Department of Education has committed to implementing a computer science curriculum in all schools by 2024. 02/21/2018 Read More

  • Sony Koov

    Sony Debuts Robotics and Design Kit for K-12 Classrooms

    Koov features more than 300 building blocks and accessories, including various sensors, motors, LEDs and more that students can use to design working robots. 02/20/2018 Read More

  • Carroll U Project to Support Students Majoring in STEM Fields

    A project at Carroll University is working to improve retention for STEM students, thanks to a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant program. The grant-winning project, "Carroll University Pro-STEM Initiative: Promoting STEM Retention through Self-Efficacy," is designed to provide academic and financial support for students majoring in STEM fields, especially if they are required to take calculus, in an effort to improve retention. Approximately 128 students majoring in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biochemistry or applied physics will receive scholarships as a result of the award, accounting for about $660,000 in grant funds. 02/20/2018 Read More

  • Analysts Say Online Initiative Not the Answer to STEM Gaps in California

    A proposed budget by California's governor would allocate $10 million to set up a new online "intersegmental" higher education initiative. The project would fund competitive grants for intersegmental teams of faculty to create new and redesign existing STEM courses — both online and hybrid — in a program titled the "California Education Learning Lab." While the Legislative Analyst's Office found Governor Brown's goal of improving student outcomes "laudable," this approach isn't the answer, the office wrote in an analysis of the proposal. First, the analysis noted, the proposal doesn't address "the root causes of STEM disparities among student groups"; and second, it overlaps with other online initiatives already underway. 02/20/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 19, 2018)

    The deadline for the Braitmayer Foundation's Innovative Practices in K-12 Education grant is less than a month away! 02/19/2018 Read More

  • Chemistry Programs Need to Increase Real-World Problem-Solving

    Science isn't immune to the education-work skills gap that employers complain about in other fields. A recent survey found that most people in the chemistry field consider current curricula inadequate for helping STEM students prepare for future careers. The survey was undertaken by Elsevier's Reaxys division, which produces a chemistry research platform. The survey queried 186 chemistry professionals, researchers, students and educators. 02/19/2018 Read More

  • TI Targets Engineering Students with Robotic System Learning Kit

    TI Targets Engineering Students with Robotic System Learning Kit

    Texas Instruments this week took the wraps off a new robotics system and curriculum aimed at university-level engineering students. 02/15/2018 Read More

  • Students Use STEAM to Tackle UN Sustainability Goals

    Students Use STEAM to Tackle UN Sustainability Goals

    A new initiative brought together high schoolers from five countries to the United Nations to find solutions for sustainable development issues using their STEAM skills. 02/15/2018 Read More

  • Boy Scouts Launches National Pilot of After-School STEM Program

    Boy Scouts Launches National Pilot of After-School STEM Program

    Boy Scouts of America is partnering with schools in more than two-dozen cities and 23 states to pilot anew after-school education initiative, STEM Scouts. 02/12/2018 Read More

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