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July 22, 2014

Report Looks At Impact of After-School STEM Programs on Students

The report from the Afterschool Alliance studies outcomes from 11 after-school STEM programs that have a reputation for excellence.

June 30, 2014

Popular 'Maker Movement' Incompatible With Common Core, Authors Contend

Maker education is a hot topic at ISTE, where educators and authors Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager discussed their new book "Invent to Learn."

June 24, 2014

Gender Gap in Computer Coding the Focus of $50 Million Google Donation

Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.

June 13, 2014

MIT-Designed Competition Sends Student-Programmed Robots Into Space

A programming competition that invites students to program robots that work in zero gravity is expanding, with teams of middle schoolers working together this summer in nine states.

June 09, 2014

Chicago Public Schools Take Major Step Into Computer-Science Studies

The third-largest school district in the country will offer computer science to elementary students and make it part of the core curriculum.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

May 15, 2014

Q&A: Harvard Researcher Argues Claims of STEM Worker Shortage Overblown

Labor market data do not support industry claims of a looming shortage of scientists and engineers, argues Michael Teitelbaum in a new book.

April 29, 2014

STEM Mentoring Can Provide Exposure, Inspiration for Range of Careers

For students to pursue and thrive in STEM fields, experts suggest mentors can provide connection and motivation.

April 28, 2014

National Science and Engineering Festival Aims to Inspire Youths

The third national festival brought together companies, universities, government agencies, scientists, engineers, and many others to get young people engaged in the STEM fields.

April 08, 2014

Researchers Identify Key Traits of Effective, 'Inclusive' STEM Schools

The common characteristics include a STEM-focused curriculum, project-based learning, and supports for underrepresented students.

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