STEM News Archive

Codechangers camp advocates summer STEM stimulation

The Daily Independent

Jack Barnwell

June 12, 2018

Creators, makers, changers. That is a mantra that 80 incoming sixth- and seventh-graders will live by for a week of science and fun as part of the Codechangers summer camp. The group gathered Monday morning in James Monroe Middle School’s cafeteria to... Read more

Lego robotics captures interest of students, schools, companies

D'Ann Lawrence White

June 08, 2018

When Riverview resident Desh Bagley watched her students' excitement as they opened their first Lego Mindstorms build-able, programmable robot kit 13 years ago, she had no idea she was introducing a phenomenon that would captivate and educate thousands of Florida... Read more

Making roller coasters at FPES

The Urban Times

Charles Warner

March 25, 2018

Have you ever ridden on a roller coaster? You have? That’s great. Now tell us, have you built one? No? Well, some students at Foster Park Elementary School have and they did it in the classroom.   While the idea of “gravity-powered inclined r... Read more

‘Innovation Stations’ added to explore STEM

Wisconsin State Journal

Pamela Cotant

March 19, 2018

Like others, Marquette Elementary School did not wait until it had an official maker space to transform how students spend their library time. The Madison school’s third through fifth graders participated in “Innovation Stations,” in which they... Read more

RAFB and Houston Co. schools focused on STEM, adding new internship program


Jacob Reynolds

March 16, 2018

Robins Air Force Base and Houston County Schools are focusing on STEM all in an effort to build a pipeline of skilled-STEM employees for places like Robins Air Force Base and in other career fields. At Wednesday’s State of the Base address, Base leaders sa... Read more

‘Infinite possibilities’ at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan STEM Career Fair

Sun This week

Amy Mihelich

February 23, 2018

2,000 attend annual career exploration event   The halls of Apple Valley High School bustled with students long after the final bell on Thursday, Feb. 16. From 6 to 8 p.m., local professionals in the STEM field and representatives from institutions of hi... Read more

South Shore female scientists discuss how to get more girls in STEM

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Claire Cudahy

February 05, 2018

The launch of a hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics class at South Tahoe Middle School was a success for the 70 students who participated this year — but the course's discrepancy in male to female students is indicative of the continue... Read more

Tech leads STEM education field again

News @ Tech

Tonya Oaks Smith

January 31, 2018

Thirty trainees from 16 states met on the Louisiana Tech campus recently for a special weekend institute to help strengthen and empower STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers.   Missy Wooley, Educational Consultant for the Loui... Read more

NASA astronaut visits Owasso schools, inspires students as part of STEM initiative

Owasso Reporter

Art Haddaway

January 31, 2018

This week, students at Northeast and Ator elementary schools got to hear from a special speaker who was out of this world – literally.   Paul S. Lockhart, a retired Air Force colonel and former NASA astronaut, made an appearance at assemblies held ... Read more

More than just code: DevTech researches new approaches to STEM education

The Tufts Daily

Dereck Castle

January 22, 2018

There are some skills that are important to everyone at every stage of life, including independent and creative problem-solving and critical thinking.  When should these skills be taught, and how? Professor Marina Umaschi Bers and the team at the Developmental T... Read more

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