Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


New Bio Labs for Online Courses Feature 3D, Animation

eScience Labs has introduced the second edition of its introductory biology lab kit, an online platform featuring 28 labs designed for non-majors in first and second semester online or hybrid courses.

U Arizona Project Develops STEM Literacy with QR Codes

Arizona Project WET, an initiative of the University of Arizona that aims to develop water stewardship and STEM literacy among K-12 students, has launched a project that uses smartphones to guide participants through a habitat restoration area.

Free Game Programming Curriculum Invades Math Classes

Bootstrap, which has been around for about six years, is teaming up with Code.org and the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education (CSNYC) to help educators learn how to teach students algebraic and geometric concepts with computer programming.

U Florida To Build Teacher Network To Support Middle School Math

A "design and build" shop for education at the University of Florida just received a $250,000 grant to build a teacher network to go along with a new tool introduced in 2013 to help students with algebra.

Victor the Gamebot plays Scrabble with humans

Carnegie Mellon Tests Human-Robot Interaction with Trash-Talking Gamebot

A trash-talking, Scrabble-playing gamebot with a goofy back story and an animated face is helping researchers at Carnegie Mellon University understand more about how people and robots interact.



Dartmouth Computer Science Students Forsake Robotics for Nanocopters

Robotics are so 2013. Now students are building and deploying "nanocopters." At least they are in a Dartmouth University class led by Andrew Campbell.

Fort Hays Prof Honored for the Innovative Use of Tech in Engineering Ed

High altitude ballooning was the key to this year's college-level winner in an annual competition put on by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Vernier, a company that sells scientific equipment for teachers.

Crowdfunding Site Raising Capital for ASU Student Projects

Among the initiatives that have received funding through PitchFunder is one intended to bring clean water to Bangladesh, another to teach empathy and still another to help send design students on a working spring break.

U Central Florida Scaling Up with Nanotechnology Master's

"Our goal is certainly to be preeminent. You add the entrepreneurship component and the other training, and the students coming out of this will be well poised" to enter impending the trillion-dollar nanotechnology market, said Ross Hinkle, vice provost and dean of administration for the university's College of Graduate Studies.

Digitalis Debuts Portable Planetarium

Digitalis Education Solutions has launched what it's claiming is the smallest portable planetarium currently available, the Digitarium Iota.