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Minecraft in the Classroom

Video games being used as educational tools in the classroom has been an oft-discussed topic, and it’s great to see when they are used effectively in real life situations. For example, the classrooms of Hank Lanipher and Amy Yount, two social studies teachers at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington.  They use Minecraft as

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2013 STEM Video Game Challenge!

The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition that aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Join the new faces of game design and start designing today! Visit http://stemchallenge.org/ to learn more or submit your game! Deadline is April 24,

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CGU’s STEAM Journal, Inaugural Issue!

The Claremont Graduate University’s Transdisciplinary Studies program has just released the inaugural issue of their STEAM Journal! A “transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal”, the CGU STEAM Journal serves as a place for scholars and professionals of a variety of disciplines to provide commentary, ideas, and information.  This online journal, with its

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CGU’s STEAM Journal, Inaugural Issue!

The Claremont Graduate University’s Transdisciplinary Studies program has just released the inaugural issue of their STEAM Journal! A “transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal”, the CGU STEAM Journal serves as a place for scholars and professionals of a variety of disciplines to provide commentary, ideas, and information.  This online journal, with its

Games and Tech Join Forces for Charity

We’ve all seen the television ads and movements raising awareness for charitable causes, but this one is a truly unique example of using Gamification to bring people together and gather support for charity.  Good World Games is “all about Gaming for Good”.  They create games that serve as both community-builders and fundraisers, most recently launching “Charades

Cool Girls STEAM Club

One of the big aims of the STEAM movement is to involve youth in the sciences and encourage their creative processes through art.  That’s exactly what Cool Girls Science and Art Club is doing, encouraging elementary school girls to learn about everything from arts, robotics, and “explosions!”. Based out of Boulder, Colorado, the organization “helps

Making Graffiti With Lasers: Art and Engineering

  James Powderly, street performer and ex-NASA employee, describes himself as “somewhere between an artist and an engineer”. Well, after you see some of the amazing things he has done with projection mapping and his art, you’ll agree that he has both enhanced art with engineering, vise versa, and really showcases the power of STEM

SEAD – An Innovative Interdisciplinary Art Gallery

As we consider how to integrate the “A” into “STEM”, and how to add artistic creativity and ingenuity with the processes and practicality of the sciences, we tend to overlook the opposite view.  The integration of STEM into the arts.  It has already happened, yet besides our active use and wonderment at the incredible functionality