The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.
At the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this week, XYZprinting demoed a few 3D printers that can be used by individuals with varying 3D printing experience. In addition, the company made its Next Generation Science Standards-aligned STEAM curriculum widely available and kicked off a new educator ambassador program.
This week at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, TX, 3D printer company MakerBot launched a new cloud-based platform for educators, My MakerBot, and the MakerBot Educators Guidebook.
Project Scientist is partnering with Concordia University Irvine (CUI) to offer a STEM summer academy for girls between the ages of 4 and 12. Project Scientist Summer Academy will start June 26 in Irvine and will be a five-week day camp.
A small team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a tool that allows newbies and experts to design customized robots that can use 3D-printed parts and off-the-shelf actuators.
The National Science Foundation is awarding up to 18 multi-year grants for efforts that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in PK–12 schools. The awards this year are expected to total $10 million to $20 million, with individual awards ranging from $400,000 to $2 million apiece.
Digital Promise has selected four schools for its filmMAKER Challenge, a contest supported by Chevron that asked students to reinvent an everyday product into something "more sustainable, beautiful or accessible," and submit a short documentary about their experience. California, Pennsylvania and Vermont schools were chosen and will present the winning projects at upcoming Maker Faires.
University partnerships offer benefits for K–12, especially for STEM and STEAM programs — and not just in the ways you might expect. From expertise and mentoring to hands-on experiences and career exposure, the positive results of working with higher ed faculty impact students and K–12 educators alike.
This May, 100 teams of middle and high school students will compete in the 15th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) National Finals outside Washington, D.C. The Final Fly-Offs will be Saturday, May 13.