STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Coding School Attains Apprenticeship Accreditation

Make School, which proclaims itself to be a "computer science college for the 21st century," has found accreditation for bachelor's degree in an applied computer science. The feat was accomplished in partnership with Dominican University of California through an "incubation relationship" structure made available by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Northern Illinois U Brings Company on Campus to Employ Students in Tech

Northern Illinois University recently launched a new program that gives tech-savvy juniors and seniors the chance to develop technologies for Discover Financial Services, working in a space on campus leased and remodeled by the company.

AWS Launches Intelligent Robotics Service

Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.

Berkeley Setting up Division to Build on Data Sciences Momentum

The University of California Berkeley is setting up a new division dedicated to data sciences to build on the momentum it already has in the discipline. The new Division of Data Sciences connects departments from the College of Engineering, the College of Letters & Science and the School of Information.

University Launches Degree Program Pairing Liberal Arts with Computer Science

A new degree program at Dominican University of California aims to provide students with both the technical and the soft skills they need to succeed in the workplace. The program combines a liberal arts or pre-professional degree with a computer science minor, with curriculum informed by input from employers such as Facebook, Lyft and LinkedIn.



Work-and-Learn for Engineering Students Needs a Redesign

According to a new report, new approaches are needed to help engineering students gain the skills they need for the workplace.

Developing Citizen Science Projects to Help People Learn

A draft report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines citizen science, the concept that non-scientists can perform research that pushes scientific knowledge ahead. In the process, participants can learn scientific practices and content, but "only if the projects are designed to support learning."

New 'Social Good' Google Program Offers Funding for AI, Machine Learning Projects

Google has set aside a $25 million pool to fund research work by schools and other organizations using machine learning for "social good."

South Carolina Offering Free Online Coding Courses for All Residents

South Carolina has introduced free coding education for all of its residents through an agreement between the state's Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, a nonprofit that generates internships, apprenticeships and other education endeavors in innovative fields.

Fostering Tech Skills Through Community Outreach

A program at the University of Texas at El Paso is transforming the K-industry pipeline through hands-on STEAM experiences — and giving college students a chance to contribute to local schools.

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