STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Rochester Institute of Tech, Bradley U to Evaluate Effectiveness of K-12 Computer Skills Initiatives

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Bradley University have received a $1.19 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effectiveness of K-12 efforts to encourage computing skills.

Video Gamers Beat Scientists and Computers in Protein Folding Competition

Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered that video gamers can be as good or better than professionally trained crystallographers and computer algorithms at identifying the shape of a protein, a finding that has the potential to bolster citizen science initiatives and classroom gamification.

Chillenium Pits College-Level Game Developers Against One Another

Students from 12 universities will gather on the Texas A&M University's College Station, TX, campus the weekend of Sept. 23 for the Chillenium, in which teams of college students compete to build the best gaming software.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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