STEM Fields: Not Just For The Boys
The shortage of young women entering STEM fields is not simply a question of gender equality. It’s a threat to economic growth. We take a look at how roboticists and engineers in Pittsburgh are working to change that.
Why We Need Arts Education In the Digital Age
As technology empowers today’s kids to explore, create, and share their interests in new ways both in and out of school, ensuring access to quality arts education for all our students is an imperative.
Preparing Our Students for Their Robotic Futures
Can STEM education help empower today’s students to use tomorrow’s robotic technology for the public good?
A Real-Life Magic School Bus Prepares Today’s Students for Tomorrow
Part simulator, part video game, part classroom, new immersive learning environments teach students to work together to solve complex problems.
Building the Workforce of the Future by Teaching Kids to Code
Is programming the new literacy? Should we be doing more to promote computer science education, both in and out of school?
No Ordinary Machine: At the STEM Design Challenge Local Students Build Robots to Solve Real-World Problems
In a challenge to use robotics to create a healthier, safer, and cleaner world, student engineers designed robots that can collect your trash and rehabilitate endangered animals. What’s next?
Fostering Tech Talent in Schools
Resuscitating computer science in the high school classroom, engineers from major tech firms are volunteering their time to teach tomorrow's technologists.
Local Pittsburgh Teachers Get Slimed This Saturday
The city of Pittsburgh is a great place to be a kid. Growing up in Pittsburgh means year-round sports games, long afternoons exploring wooded parks and field trips spent in planetariums, zoos and even submarines. But our best resource of all? Our people -- especially our teachers.
Pittsburgh STEM Summit 2012: Recap
Get the recap of the 2012 Pittsburgh STEM Summit here. Learn about presenters and their STEM-forward projects and ideas.
Bayer MaterialScience president says STEM skills critical
At the 2012 STEM Summit, Bayer MaterialScience North American president Jerry MacCleary told the audience about the importance of connecting business and education to ensure the U.S. has a strong pipeline of workers with science, technology, engineering and math skills.
STEAM Lunch & Learn Recap
Spark, K+C Network members joined for lunch and learning at the AIU to discuss STEAM learning and it's implications for Pittsburgh area schools.
Create Your World – Scratch @MIT 2012 [Technology and Educational Innovation]
Norton Gusky reflects on his experiences at Scratch@MIT 2012, a four day Scratch conference in Cambridge, MA.
Obama Gives Thumbs Up to STEM Education
President Obama plans to give $1 billion to elite STEM educators across the country, encouraging future educators to teach in STEM subject areas.
5 Great Infographics That Explain Gamification
Gamification -- what is it? Check out the five inforgraphics we've rounded up for a visual explanation.
Math + Science = Success: WTAE's STEM Learning Initiative
Local Pittsburgh TV station WTAE 4 is launching a new program to promote STEM learning.
Learning Builds STEAM at Crafton Elementary
Crafton Elementary hosts a STEAM Showcase of new approaches to learning that combine science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
International Spy School based in Pittsburgh gives middle school girls a head start in STEM
Click! Spy School engages middle school girls ages 10–14 to become “agents-in-training” as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Children and teens learn by doing in the MakeShop at The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
The MakeShop is a new three-room learning space invites children to design and construct objects as part of maker culture, a growing DIY movement for all ages.
Simulation Technology Makes Med School Dreams a Reality
If you’ve ever had to pass a CPR class, the idea of saving the life of a distressed rubber mannequin isn’t new to you. Imagine if that life-size model was capable of teaching even more than just chest compressions. With a tech suite of medical equipment and monitors, that rubber model stops looking like a […]
PBS KIDS Launches Its First Educational Augmented Reality App
PBS KIDS recently released its first augmented reality app for iPhone and iPod touch. The app is titled, “FETCH! Lunch Rush” and is available for free download. The app is a fun and educational game for teaching kids ages six to eight math skills like addition and subtraction. Lunch Rush uses augmented reality to make the game […]
The Cyberlearning Difference
Watch the video below, produced by KQED Education, to see different ways in which teaching with technology can boost classroom learning. The educators in the video raise some valuable points about the value of injecting technology into traditional STEM learning. Allan Collins, Professor Emeritus of Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, says, “The thing about […]
Girls Take Top Prize at Google Science Fair
Although women make up nearly half of the world population, their presence in the sciences constitutes a vastly smaller percentage. Today, only twelve percent of engineers are female. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM for short) are all fields in which women are under-represented. This is precisely why this year’s Google Science Fair results are […]