STEM News Archive


LaGrange students embrace STEM with egg-citing experiment


Torrington Telegram

Andrew D. Brosig

May 17, 2018

It wasn’t Humpty Dumpty, but eggs were definitely falling from the sky last week at LaGrange Elementary School. But, unlike that storied egg, it didn’t take all the kings horses nor all the kings men to put them together again – mostly. It... Read more


Revved-up cars get students 'on track' for STEM careers


Bowling Green Daily News

Don Sergent

May 17, 2018

It wasn’t the 110-octane fuel or the race car suspension that captured the attention of sixth-grader Finn Alcott on Wednesday at Bowling Green Junior High School. Sure, having his tympanic membrane rattled when the 1980 Corvette’s 750-horsepower engi... 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


K13WMAZ

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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