STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.

U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center

An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron's College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.

SimXperience Upgrades G-Force Simulator Seat for Esports

SimXperience has launched the GS-5 G-Seat, a G-force simulator seat designed primarily for racing esports and flight simulators that offers a number of refinements over its predecessor, the GS-4.

Machine Learning Augments 3D Design for Greater Precision

The innovation "is heading on the path to essentially allowing anyone to be a manufacturer."

Arizona State Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive Exploration

"Virtual Field Trips," offers interactive experiences captured during actual expeditions with scientists doing current research. Some of the trips include adaptive feedback and adaptive pathways. The resources are already being used in high school and college classrooms to supplement lessons in biology, earth sciences, geology, anthropology and other studies.



Makerspace Summit Coming to SoCal in April

Two community college organizations will be hosting a "makerspace summit" in Irvine, CA in April to share best practices in building college maker communities. A preconference will help community colleges go international.

Cal Poly Launches Coding Bootcamp with Fullstack

Fullstack Academy has announced its first university partnership, this one with California Polytechnic State University. The new part-time program, known as the Cal Poly Coding Bootcamp, will launch in April from the university's Extended Education unit.

U California System Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

AWS Intros Cloud Ambassador Program

Amazon Web Services is investing in educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through a promotional credits program.

Google Machine Learning Boot Camp Targets Women's Colleges

Google is helping people who want to launch their computer science careers by delivering a free machine learning "boot camp" at five colleges around the country.

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