Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

NYU Poly Gets $3.5 Million To Train 500 NYC STEM Teachers

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has received two gifts worth $3.5 million that represent the start of a five-year $10.5-million fundraising campaign to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education's initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in science, technology, education and math.

Vernier's Go Wireless Link Connects Scientific Sensors to Mobile Devices

Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.

U Colorado Boulder Hosts Photo Origami STEM Workshops

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting STEM workshops focused on its photo origami research for K-12 students and teachers.

Rochester Institute of Tech Debuts Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity

The Rochester Institute of Technology is launching a summer workshop for teachers and camps for middle and high school students interested in learning about cybersecurity.

Student Hackathon Builds Out Assistive Tech

An assistive technologies hackathon at MIT has kicked off development of a low-cost sip-and-puff joystick controller that allows the user to operate a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Minecraft Bowl

Minecraft Competition Challenges Students to Build Immersive Learning Environments

"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.

Report: Despite Equity Initiatives, STEM Gaps Persist

Despite a multitude of public and private initiatives, gender and racial gaps in STEM fields persist, according to a new STEM Index from U.S. News and World Report and Raytheon.

CompTIA Introduces Online Resource for Students Interested in IT Careers

CompTIA has launched Skillsboost, a new IT careers resource for students, teachers and parents.

NSF Awards $12 Million to Redesign Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science Education

Engineering and computer science programs at six higher education institutions will get a big revamp thanks to $12 million in funding from the National Science Foundation.

Harvard, Penn State Partner on Spatial Thinking Grant

Researchers from Harvard, Penn State's College of Education and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have won a $1.387 million grant to develop labs designed to help middle school students understand spatial thinking in astronomy.