Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


U Colorado Boulder Hosts Game Design Institute for STEM Teachers

A group of about 100 K-12 teachers has completed a week-long summer institute, dubbed Scalable Game Design, at the University of Colorado Boulder focused on using game design to teach computer science.

MIT, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Partner To Remake Educator Prep

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Office of Digital Learning has partnered with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation on an initiative designed to support teachers in the use of digital learning tools and environments.

West Virginia U Engineering Students Grab NASA Robotics Challenge Prize

A team of engineering students from West Virginia University has taken home a $100,000 prize from NASA in a "Sample Return Robot Challenge," part of the space agency's Centennial Challenges prize program.

Research: 6 in 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.

STEM Funders Network Debuts STEM Ecosystem Initiative

The STEM Funders Network has launched a new initiative designed to help create communities of practice supporting science, technology, engineering and math.



Brown U Uses Minecraft To Train Robots

Researchers at Brown University are developing a new planning algorithm for use in robots and they are using the videogame Minecraft to test and refine it.

Student Teams To Design Deep Space Exploration Technology for NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has picked eight teams from colleges and universities in the United States to help it with new technology projects for deep space exploration, including the agency's planned journey to Mars.

Robots To Compete in NASA Challenge

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will hold its fourth annual Sample Return Robot Challenge June 8-13 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA.

Rochester Institute of Tech Receives Grant for STEM Equity and Assistive Tech

An associate professor of engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has been awarded a $25,000 grant for an initiative to increase the number of African American males participating in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

U California San Diego Develops Sustainable Computer Science Classes for K-12

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is launching a three-year initiative to help three school districts in the region keep their computer science courses up-to-date with rapid changes in technology.