New State-Led Science Standards Prioritize Real-World Applications


Math and literature teachers are working to adopt the Common Core State Standards into their curricula; now, K-12 science teachers across 26 states will begin to adopt new science standards into their lesson plans as well. The long-anticipated and state-led Continue reading

National STEM Conference Coming This June


We’re counting down the days until our SXSFedu Technapex edtech mixer and panel on Monday, February 25th where innovators in the industry will be discussing how the digital shift affects classrooms (get tickets here). Our event offers the chance for Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of High Schoolers’ Interest in STEM

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Last week My College Options and STEMconnector released a report on high school students’ interest in STEM subjects. The national survey set out to reveal whether or not students want to pursue STEM subjects in college and in their careers, Continue reading

Square Announces “Code Camp” Contest for Female Engineering Students


By now you’ve heard the news that starting next month, you’ll be able to use mobile payments company Square’s app to buy your Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Salted Caramel Mochas at Starbucks, without ever having to whip out your wallet. Continue reading

Women in STEM: Online Mentors Encourage Participation in Sciences


The number of women pursuing careers in STEM fields has always been lower than men, even as women surpass men in earning college degrees. With the help of an astronaut, a chemist, the chief technology officer at CISCO and hundreds Continue reading

Applications Open for Cornell’s NY Tech Campus


Cornell is now accepting applications for their first ever NYC Tech camus. The first class will kick off in January 2013. The class will be small, capped at twenty students. The campus is going to be on Roosevelt Island but Continue reading

How to Avert the STEM Crisis


It’s no secret that the U.S. is struggling to keep up across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Our students are falling behind, ranking behind other countries and if we don’t do something soon, it will just get worse. GigaOM recently Continue reading

You Don’t Need a Fortune to Start Learning


Online resource for college students,, published a list of the top 50 free STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) sources this week. That means at any given time, should you feel the urge to “get your math on” – Continue reading

[INFOGRAPHIC] Our Future Demands STEM

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As a student at Cal, it feels like every other person I meet is majoring in something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). So when I came across this infographic created by Microsoft, I was very surprised at Continue reading

Tech Trek Camp Boosts Interest in STEM Subjects among Girls

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The U.S. falls embarrassingly behind when it comes to STEM education, which encompasses science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Many students are turned off by the subject of science early on, finding it irrelevant to real world issues, unapproachable and inaccessible. Continue reading