• 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • In a new study, middle schoolers did better with science lessons when they could learn online, watching videos, playing educational games, running virtual experiments and collaborating with classmates.

    Web-Based, Interactive Learning Helps Middle Schoolers Excel in Science

    In a new study, middle schoolers did better with science lessons when they could learn online, watching videos, playing educational games, running virtual experiments and collaborating with classmates. 02/12/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 12, 2018)

    Turning Technologies has launched a new classroom tech grant, with applications due in March. The deadline for the Gates Foundation's Networks for School Improvement grant is just weeks away. 02/12/2018 Read More

  • STEAM Is a Common Theme at TCEA Conference

    STEAM a Common Theme at TCEA Conference

    How to engage students in problem solving, design thinking, computer coding and other aspects of STEAM education is a question on many educators' minds these days, and it was also a common refrain among exhibitors at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) annual conference. 02/09/2018 Read More

  • Adoption of drones and robotics will more than double in the next three years. Drones will outpace the larger and more mature robotics category, but both will grow by solid double digits year-over-year for the next three years.

    Drones and Robotics to See Explosive Growth Through 2021

    Adoption of drones and robotics will more than double in the next three years. Drones will outpace the larger and more mature robotics category, but both will grow by solid double digits year-over-year for the next three years. 02/06/2018 Read More

  • Pearson, littleBits Partner on Invention-Based STEM Ed

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