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STEM Articles in Eric Database
Transitioning STEM to STEAM
The article discusses the U.S. education system's shift into STEAM, which added art and design into its former subjects that includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Topics discussed include the beginnings of STEAM from the Platonic dialogs where Socrates argued that beauty is related to goodness, the contribution of arts to STEM education and the signs that adoption of STEAM is gaining momentum.
A Pipeline to Industry
The article discusses the economic development program STEM East launched by the economic development agency North Carolina's Eastern Region (NCER) in 2011. It discusses the tasks of STEM East which include development of STEM's centers and programs, and STEM teachers for the education and career development. It mentions the Kenan Fellowship awarded to Marlena Bleau, a STEM educator at the Havelock Middle School in Havelock, New Jersey, for her innovation and motivation aspects. INSET: KENAN FELLOWS PROGRAM INSPIRES SMALL-TOWN EDUCATOR.
Solving the STEM Education Puzzle One Piece at a Time
In this article, the author focuses on the ways to solve the student retention problem related to STEM education system. Topics discussed include the reports related to graduation rate of Oklahoma's high school students, career and technical education (CTE) system's emphasis on STEM education and programs undertaken for increasing retention. Ways discussed include hands-on learning, academic preparation and leadership development for students.