STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

East Central U Deploys Makerspace for Teacher Training

East Central University in Oklahoma has implemented a makerspace lab in its Department of Education to teach practicing and preservice educators how to set up and facilitate a makerspace in the classroom.

Penn State Turns to 3D Printing, Online Learning to Teach Students About the Brain

A Pennsylvania State University research project is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing and interactive technology to teach middle school students about the human brain.

Study Finds 14 Common Traits for Strong STEM Outcomes

A five-year study from George Washington University, George Mason University and SRI International found 14 traits that exemplary STEM high schools have in common.

Fayetteville State Gets Grant to Promote CS with Neighborhood Kids

A North Carolina university is working with a recreation center down the block from campus to teach elementary and middle school kids in the neighborhood how to code.

New Virginia Tech Facility Offers STEM Training for Teachers, Students

Virginia Tech is providing hands-on STEM training to both teachers and students with a new learning environment that is part lab, part makerspace and part classroom.

Kent State U Project Catalogs, Creates Apps for Special Education

Educators and researchers at Kent State University have launched an app that teaches mathematical reasoning to students in special education, as well as a website that catalogs similar resources.

Cornell STEM Program is for the Birds

Sometimes STEM is for the birds. That was the message for middle schoolers during a set of free workshops run this summer by Cornell University.

Destination Imagination Challenge Program Gets Underway

The school year-long competition is intended to supply students from kindergarten to university level with skills to survive in the 21st century economy and workforce.

U of Washington Summer Program Projects Impact Transportation, Food Industries

The Data Science for Social Good summer program brought teams of students and data scientists together to work on projects that impact public policy.

A 4D-printed gripper grabs an object when the temperature is optimal. Photo courtesy of Qi (Kevin) Ge.

MIT 3D-Printed Structures 'Remember' Shapes

A research project undertaken at MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design succeeded in developing 3D-printed structures that can be physically manipulated in extreme ways and then spring back to their original shapes seemingly on demand when heated to a particular temperature.

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