National STEM News

DataWind Selling Tablet Computers to Students for Cheap

DataWind, a tech company backed by the Indian government, will be selling a $35 tablet computers to students. It runs on Google’s Android and has a 7 inch screen.  Unfortunately, this is only available to those in India, but what an amazing technological step forward for the people of India!…    Read More

Sally Ride: Astronaut Urges Girls to Pursue Science

An excerpt from the article is below, to read the entire article, please click here.   What inspired you to start a company that focused on females in science? I discovered that there were still significant societal stereotypes and peer-group pressure that start to affect girls in upper elementary school through middle school in…    Read More

Best High Schools for Math and Science-US News & World Report

The U.S. News STEM Education Center reviewed almost 600 schools and then evaluated them on student participation and performance on AP exams in math and science.  Read more...    Read More

Companies Must Play A Vital Role in STEM Education

“Corporations’ futures are in jeopardy unless the STEM crisis is solved” This article, by Bo Miller from U.S. News, really makes the case for STEM Education and Dow Chemical Co. is apparently on board! Read the full article here....    Read More FIRST – Science is Rock and Roll FIRST – Science is Rock and Roll is a ground breaking, one-hour special promoting education, science, and technology and features an electric hour of highlights from the 20th Annual FIRST Championship. This very special celebration of technology features performances by The Black Eyed Peas and Willow Smith, as well…    Read More

STEM Report – 6 Factors Required for Success

STEM Report – 6 Factors Required for Success

What makes science programs at specialized science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) schools better than ordinary programs? A new report identifies key factors that contribute to effective STEM education, and it recommends that science instruction receive the same level of priority as math and reading. The report identifies six factors…    Read More

Girl Scouts Excelling in STEM!

Girl Scouts Excelling in STEM!

The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida have taken it upon themselves to work toward changing the professional landscape through their Mind for Design camp....    Read More

Alexandra Wheatley – Las Vegas Finalist for ISEF

Alexandra Wheatley delved into the microbiology of the deep water flow system in Death Valley for her science fair project at her high school, making the top two finalists who will go on to the ISEF event in Los Angeles. Alexandra works at the Desert Research Institute in the Division…    Read More

Reno Engineering Team Wins National Award!

April 14, 2011 – A team of six students from Washoe County School District’s Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT) returned home victorious after competing in the 18th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race held April 1-2, 2011, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Reno’s student…    Read More

Nevada Mineral Education – Teacher Workshops & Activities

The Nevada Mineral Education website is brought to you by the Nevada Mining Association.   This is the Official Site of Teacher Sign-ups for educational workshops that meet Nevada Science Standards!   For More Information on workshops, click here.   The site also offers in class activities that you can…    Read More


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