Gifted Summer Programs Skew White & Wealthy. Not Baltimore’s — And It’s Free — The 74

Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. Baltimore, Maryland The course is “Cloudy With a Chance of Science,” and James Ramirez places his hand-fashioned tin foil boat into a bin of water, squealing with excitement as he discovers it floats. The first grader and his classmates … Read more

University Of California System Joins National Diversity Initiative For STEMM Fields

The University of California 10-campus system is joining a major DEI initiative by the American … [+] Association for the Advancement of Science. getty The University of California (UC) will be the first university system to join SEA Change, an initiative of the the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) designed to help … Read more

UH, community partners host STEM learning event for IHS at-risk keiki, women

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the popular “Be a Scientist” night, providing valuable STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and activities for at-risk keiki and women, returned to the Institute for Human Services (IHS) on May 6. The effort was led by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa’s Department of … Read more

From the ‘deserts of Western Australia to everywhere in between’, Red Dirt Robotics is shaping the next generation of engineers

Trial and error: it’s a simple but frustrating strategy. If you ask Jameson Harvey, however, it’s all part of the process. “There’s always lots of lots of problem-solving that you have to do when you’re working on robots,” he laughs. “And, as soon as you think you’ve figured something out, and you’ve finally got it … Read more

‘Soft skills are a must in a child’s education’

NEW DELHI: New Delhi-based Little Leap is a live online platform for kids to develop soft skills such as confidence, communication and critical thinking at a young age. Vishal Gupta, founder & CEO at Little Leap talks about how the pandemic has impacted online learning and why soft skills should be an integral part of … Read more

Back in the Classroom and Getting Creative With STEAM – Teacher Feature

This fourth-grade teacher is finding creative ways to get her students back into the flow of classroom learning with the help of STEAM education resources from JPL. Jackie Prosser is a fourth-grade teacher in Fairfield, California, finishing her second year as a classroom teacher. She is a recent graduate of the University of California, Riverside, … Read more

These Services Help Kids Shape the Future Through Code

Whether you call it the metaverse, megaverse, or multiverse, our future selves will undoubtedly live in a world mixed with real and virtual experiences that is unlike anything we know today. And that future will be built on the backbone of unfathomable amounts of code. As much as I’d like to believe that code is … Read more

GAANN Fellowships Help Fund Research in Areas of National Need |

Clockwise from top left: Ruwen Qin, Dilip Gersappe, David Rubenstein, CR Ramakrishnan, Susan Brennan and Leon Shterengas. Each year, the US Department of Education’s Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program provides fellowship money for graduate students working in areas identified as critical to the advancement of society. GAANN awards are made to … Read more

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $289 Million for Programs that Close

March 16, 2022 Governor’s Press Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $289 Million for Programs that Close Achievement Gaps, Improve STEM Education and Boost Student Resiliency Hialeah, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $289 million across Florida for programs that will ensure Florida is continuing to meet the needs of its students, teachers and families … Read more