Having a mouse in the house can be a good thing. That's what Vernon Hills-based Learning Resources is trying to convince parents as the company tries to sell its new Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set. The $60 toy encourages programming, allowing players to use directional tiles to direct a robot mouse to a cheese wedge-shaped game piece.
Even at the first-grade level, students can benefit from engineering lessons, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Students who participated in STEM Starters+ lessons not only developed a greater understanding of engineering, but they also learned more science and were more highly engaged in learning.
Is the U.S. ready for a full-blown war in space? Experts say that the US Military considers the prospect and is gearing up for a potential space warfare by developing weapons that could only exist in science fiction dreams.
Wednesday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $76 million in research grants through its Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program to study the scientific, engineering and socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. The grants support 241 projects across 36 states and 129 institutions, and touch on all aspects of the field.
STEM teacher leaders can promote instructional models that integrate the STEM disciplines and bring the world of STEM into the student experience, both inside and outside the classroom.
In the 2016 K-12 Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) explore short- and long-term trends in education, with a focus on how current and emerging technology in education will change learning in years to come.
Last Wednesday, the CEOs of 29 national scientific and higher education societies submitted a letter to President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team that draws attention to the role that science and technology will play in his presidency as well as its importance in addressing many of the nation’s most pressing challenges.
China is NASA's biggest rival in space exploration with plans to land "taikonauts" on the moon by 2036 and Mars thereafter. Along the way, President Xi Jinping hopes the space missions will spawn a wave of Chinese innovation in robotics, aviation and artificial intelligence, among other leading 21st-century technologies.
There was lots of talk about virtual reality in 2016, but most of it was looking forward to trends that might come true in a few years. The real action, however, was in another form of reality, the augmented kind.
The House on Wednesday passed a medical innovation bill aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations. The legislation, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, passed 392-26. It seeks to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new drugs while investing new money in medical research.