The White House has launched a website to gather feedback from students about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The website, KidScienceAdvisors, was created after a student asked President Barack Obama if he has a “child science advisor.” “We should have a kid’s advisory group that starts explaining to us what’s interesting to them and what’s working, and could help us shape advances in STEM education,” the president replied. The White House is inviting youth from around the country to submit ideas on important science, innovation, and technology issues.
The EF+Math Program is focusing on improving the way students learn math. The effort, funded by NewSchools Venture Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, aims to create strategies that develop students’ executive-function skills and boost math outcomes.
Destination Imagination’s open-endedSTEAM-based Challenges enable students to learn and experience the creative process while fostering their creativity, curiosity, and courage. Destination Imagination is open to all kindergarten through university-level students worldwide. Students form teams of up to seven members, select their preferred Challenge, and work together to develop a solution to the Challenge.
The You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube program provides resources and support to schools and youth organizations to teach STEM/STEAM standards and twenty-first century skills by using the Rubik’s Cube. Invented by Professor Erno Rubik as a model of 3D geometry and design, the Rubik’s Cube has its foundation in the classroom.