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Stories about STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, a set of related academic disciplines commonly associated with innovation and sought-after careers. Some regions and school districts focus heavily on these fields, and in others, a lack of funding, staffing or student interest has become a concern.

The two agencies signed a memorandum of understanding to continue promoting STEM for students from diverse backgrounds, with NASA providing educational content for after-school programs and other STEM initiatives.
A a 52,000-square-foot, $22 million campus will start with 122 students in fields such as IT-cybersecurity, construction and welding, offering them post-secondary credits and industry certificates.
Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education are promoting STEM by awarding letterman jackets and $1,000 scholarships to distinguished students, and spotlighting schools for STEM leadership.
Some educators and advocates say the best way to break the cycle of poverty is by accessing well-paid STEM jobs, as well as the many scholarships that go unawarded each year due to a lack of applicants.
In a local event mimicking the popular reality TV show Shark Tank, students used Tinkercad, a free app for computer-assisted design, to create a prototype of an invention or innovation to solve real-world problems.
Nonprofit OpenStax, which makes free online learning materials, has partnered with tutoring firm Scalar Learning. Enhanced algebra and trigonometry books featuring YouTuber Huzefa Kapadia will be out soon.
Finalists from North Carolina, Indiana and Pennsylvania created technology to change how student outcomes are assessed in a $1 million contest run by XPRIZE and an arm of the U.S. Department of Education.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany has purchased a new plasma technology tool from Oxford Instruments that could help researchers develop a computer chip containing 1 trillion transistors.
A new world of problem-solving tech companies is fast emerging in our time, and today's students have a lot to gain by venturing out of the classroom, whether by field trip or Zoom tour, to see it for themselves.
K-12 schools and universities in several states are using gamification to teach science through virtual experiments, simulators and LMS integrations like those offered by the global ed-tech company Labster.