STEM News Archive

From potatoes to robotics, 4-H aims to meet children where their needs are

Bangor Daily News

Lauren Abbate

September 10, 2017

The children in these clubs will be soon starting their animal and agricultural projects anew, either continuing to raise the same type of animal or taking up a new project in a different club offered by 4-H.   But around this time of year, the state&rsq... Read more

Riverside Intermediate School teacher completes study program in Germany

Current Publishing

Renee Larr

September 09, 2017

With the start of school comes the dwindling of Maine’s plethora of agricultural fairs, which have kept the members of 4-H’s traditional livestock clubs busy all summer long as they proudly displayed the animals they spent the previous year raising. &... Read more

Local robotics league starts competitive season Saturday

Jacksonville Business Journal

Will Robinson

September 01, 2017

Renaissance Jax and Northeast Florida STEM2 Hub are kicking off the competitive robotics season with an event Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m at Jacksonville University's Larry Strom Amphitheater. It is free and open to the public.   Renai... Read more

STEM branches out

the Watch

Leslie Vreeland

August 24, 2017

What do you want to be when you grow up?   Marilyn Jones of Telluride already knows: “I want to be an animator!”    Jones, 9, is about to enter the fourth grade.   Dawson Gurule, of Montrose, is still deciding. ... Read more

NYU Steinhardt awarded more than $4 million from National Science Foundation for STEM education research


Rachel Harrison

August 24, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development three grants totaling more than $4 million for research working to improve computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middl... Read more

How early should kids begin STEM education?

Dayton Daily News

Sarah Cavender

August 21, 2017

Ohio children need high-quality pre-k education if they are to develop the STEM skills that will be in demand for 21st century jobs, a group of business and military leaders said this week.   A new report shows Ohio has a skills gap in science, technolog... Read more

Former NASA training specialist and MSU alum shares experience with students


Liz Tretter

August 18, 2017

A former NASA educator and Murray State University alum says a tragic space shuttle disaster in the 1980s emboldened her to help a young generation develop a passion for science.   Sue Darnell Ellis is in Murray and spoke with students and faculty about ... Read more

New STEM program offered to California neighborhood kids

Insider Louisville

Melissa Chipman

August 16, 2017

A new after-school and summer-break STEM club at the California Community Center has been created with a $75,000 grant from a North Carolina-based chemical company, Clariant, which has offices in Louisville, including in the California neighborhood.   Th... Read more

STEM workshop shows tech's teaching power

Jessica Williams

August 16, 2017

Plickers, Kahoot, Educreations — it sounds like gibberish, but it’s the beginning of a technology revolution in education.   Elon University is hosting 16 professional development workshops for STEM educators this week, one of which is &ldquo... Read more

Cobb County gears up for cosmic event

Megan Reed

August 12, 2017

In eight days, Cobb will go mostly dark in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 21, the result of the first total solar eclipse the contiguous U.S. has seen since 1979.   A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking ... Read more

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