Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Dream It. Code It. Win It. Competition Launches

TradingScreen, the MIT Club of New York, the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and NYCPromise have launched a programming competition for college students.

City U of New York Grad Students Create Free Science Curriculum for DNA Barcoding

Two doctoral candidates at the City University of New York Graduate Center recently scored prizes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for a project in which they created a free inquiry-based science curriculum to teach college and high school students how to do modern biological research.

Florida State U Gets Millions To Create STEM Workshops for Teacher Training

The Florida Department of Education has awarded a STEM research center at Florida State University $14.3 million in new grants to build a professional development program for teachers and build up the state's online collection of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum resources.

STEM Ed Center Gets Money for Rubric Creation

A center in North Carolina that develops curriculum, assessments, and other resources for teachers in science, technology, and math subjects has just received a grant to help it create new STEM tools.

Stanford Prof Unveils Scalable Virtual Labs

A Stanford professor has unveiled a prototype of a scalable virtual lab for use in massive open online courses, at schools with limited lab equipment or even by members of the public.



Drag-and-Drop Programming Tool Alice Updated

The developers of Alice have introduced a new version of their free drag-and-drop development tool as well as an online tutorial to help young students learn how to perform object-oriented programming.

U Colorado Boulder Tutorial Uses Video Games To Teach Coding

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a tutorial to help students, teachers and others create a 3D video game in an effort to generate interest in computer programming.

Amazon's Push in Education

In this interview with Campus Technology, Amazon Web Services General Manager Steve Halliwell reveals two new AWS services that will have an impact on education, explains why long-term data storage is becoming a challenge for researchers and shares his thoughts about the importance of "democratizing" infrastructure for students to transform education.

UTeach Initiative Aims To Improve STEM Ed with Mobile Tech

The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has launched a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi Linux Cluster for Education

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel computing.