Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Student Hackathon Builds Out Assistive Tech

An assistive technologies hackathon at MIT has kicked off development of a low-cost sip-and-puff joystick controller that allows the user to operate a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

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Minecraft Competition Challenges Students to Build Immersive Learning Environments

"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.

Report: Despite Equity Initiatives, STEM Gaps Persist

Despite a multitude of public and private initiatives, gender and racial gaps in STEM fields persist, according to a new STEM Index from U.S. News and World Report and Raytheon.

CompTIA Introduces Online Resource for Students Interested in IT Careers

CompTIA has launched Skillsboost, a new IT careers resource for students, teachers and parents.

NSF Awards $12 Million to Redesign Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science Education

Engineering and computer science programs at six higher education institutions will get a big revamp thanks to $12 million in funding from the National Science Foundation.



U Colorado Boulder Wins $1.3 Million To Improve STEM Ed with Infographics

A group of local teachers will visit University of Colorado Boulder to learn how to use infographics in their classrooms as part of a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing STEM literacy.

Harvard, Penn State Partner on Spatial Thinking Grant

Researchers from Harvard, Penn State's College of Education and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have won a $1.387 million grant to develop labs designed to help middle school students understand spatial thinking in astronomy.

U Washington, Tsinghua U Create Global Innovation Exchange

The University of Washington and Tsinghua University in China have partnered to create the Global Innovation Exchange, a new educational institution in Bellevue, WA focused on technology and design.

MIT Hosts Robot Workshop for Middle School Students

At a recent STEM mentoring workshop hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a few dozen middle school students had the opportunity to learn about programming robots.

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.