The STEM Education Blog

Real-world project-based learning connects students and community

Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, students in the Houston-area district of Klein ISD approached the damage as an “innovation challenge” and worked to build prototypes of flood barriers to attempt to protect their communities from future storms and wreckage. The students referred to their team as the “Water Warriors.”

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3D Printers changed the game in the fight against COVID-19

May 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, 3D Printing

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As the coronavirus quickly infected more individuals, especially in high-impact areas where the infection was most concentrated like New York, hospitals feared they would run out of resources. Personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and testing kits were in short supply, and healthcare professionals were looking for a solution.

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Where Will 3D Printing Go Next?

Mar 5, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Clara Hays posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, Science, Math & Computer Science, Technology

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An innovation entrepreneur has goals to eliminate the housing crisis in Latin America using 3D printing.

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Middle School Career Readiness

Feb 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, TechED, Education Technology

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School districts have begun building STEM career readiness into their elementary level curriculum, yielding impressive results.

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National STEM

Feb 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Insider, STEM Careers and CTE, STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science, TechED

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With STEM careers on the rise, policymakers and administrators alike are scrambling to discern which young students are prepared for future success, which aren't, and why. 

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