STEM education

Cyberchase STEM Day

Up next, we visit Cyberchase STEM Day at Centennial Middle School, a STEM magnet school in Dade City, Florida where sixth graders learn about everything from reefs and rockets to conduction and computer programming.

SciTech Now Episode 342

In this episode of SciTech Now, the training of America’s astronauts; a look into the research of hacking the human body; a middle school’s STEM Day motivating future scientists; and a look inside the lab at the Material Research Institute at Penn State University.

Should art become a part of STEM?

UCF professor Ryan Buyssens discusses the “STEAM” initiative and why some educators are calling for art to be incorporated into the focus on science, technology, engineering, and math.

The best alliance in hip-hop

Hip-hop has fought hard to carve out a space for itself in the classroom. Today, some savvy teachers are “dropping everything” to teach rapper Kendrick Lamar’s new album, the Hamilton soundtrack is worming its way into American history classrooms and a handful of colleges are offering a minor in hip-hop studies. Hip-hop has become an […]

High school isn’t what it used to be

As job opportunities grow in science, tech, engineering and math, the tech industry is calling for a better trained and more diverse workforce. To address this problem, IBM and other tech companies are teaming up with high schools and community colleges to prepare students.

SciTech Now Episode 222

In this episode, high schools provide both an associated degree and optimal real-world experience; 3D printers create soft tissue; we take a look at the marvelous life of a historic space shuttle; and we learn why we find some animals cute and others not.