STEM

Jewish Schools Can Lead In STEM Education

My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up. In one corner, students pour over a “smart” air-conditioner device they’re designing. Others crowd around a laptop to trade impressions of a new prosthetic arm on a YouTube video. This is what STEM education should look like.

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Should STEM Become STEAM?

Hawaii’s Hot Sun Cools Down Energy Costs

Mahtomedi (Minn.) District Operates One of Nation's First Fab Labs

With guidance and expertise from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mahtomedi (Minn.) School District (about 20 miles east of Minneapolis) is operating one of the nation's first public school fabrication laboratories, or Fab Labs, joining over 140 operating in universities and businesses worldwide, and hundreds more in the planning stages.

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Fab Labs: Using Technology to Make (Almost) Anything!

High school students learn career-shaping skills through groundbreaking fabrication laboratory.

Las Vegas-Area Schools Will Use $3 Million Federal Grant to Boost Math, Science

Six local schools will be splitting a $3 million federal grant to start high-tech science, engineering and math programs intended to increase student interest in these fields.

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Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2012 Science Competition Winner

Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective, and sustainable water-purification system.

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Brookline (Mass.) School Wins Grant for Robot Invention

Brookline-based Beaver Country Day School has been awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant of $10,000 to create an automated robotic vehicular independence system that can carry up to 50 pounds for wheelchair-bound individuals or those needing hands-free help to transport cargo. Called JARVIS, students will showcase their prototype at EurekaFest at MIT in June.

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High Schools Not Meeting STEM Demand

Computer scientists are in high demand, but only a fraction of U.S. offer advanced training on the subject—and that fraction is shrinking.

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