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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Machine Learning Augments 3D Design for Greater Precision

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

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.

University Students Make Soft-Mesh Robots Controlled by Magnetics

North Carolina State University researchers have created 3D-printed soft mesh "robots" that can contract, reshape and grab and release small objects (such as a drop of water or a tiny foil ball) while floating on the water surface.

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.

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.



Hacking the Hackathon at OSU

Hackathons are popular events, but how can their organizers ensure that participants will have the most productive experience possible? Researchers at Oklahoma State University are studying the hackathon.

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.

Michigan Tech Prof Posts 3D Printing Course to Wikiversity

The course is built around a set of "progressively more challenging exercises" intended to teach students how to work with free 3D design tools OpenSCAD, FreeCAD and Blender, "so they can solve just about any 3D printing design challenges."