The Female Governors’ Summit aims to get more girls into tech

Jobs in computer science and engineering aren't just highly lucrative — they're also crucial for national innovation. With that in mind, Oklahoma's Governor Mary Fallin, Rhode Island's Governor Gina Raimondo and Iowa's Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynol…

Hasbro’s cute new robo-dog teaches coding on the sly

Toy makers are coming up with more and more ways to encourage children to learn STEM skills, and Hasbro is trying to do that in a somewhat futuristic way. The company is releasing a $120 robotic dog toy called Proto Max as part of its Furreal Makers…

The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos

This week the United States Senate confirmed Betsy Devos as the new Secretary of Education. Despite a shaky performance during her committee hearings, where she seemed to suggest guns belonged in schools to defend against grizzly bear attacks, DeVos…

Amazon club gives your kid a science toy every month

A well-made educational toy can do a lot to foster curious young minds. But what if you're not sure where to start shopping, or wonder which toys are appropriate at your kid's age? Amazon is taking an unusual step to help out. It just launched a S…

Amazon launches a subscription service for STEM toys

1023078_us_toys_stem-club-detail_hqp2_190x131-_cb536050653_ Amazon today unveiled a new subscription program aimed at parents called STEM Club, which delivers educational toys to your home for $19.99 per month. The retailer says it will hand-pick which toys are shipped, and will ensure the items are age-appropriate. And by “STEM,” of course, Amazon means the toys will be focused on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.… Read More

Obama’s legacy: The most tech-savvy president

When Barack Obama moved into the White House on January 20th, 2009, the federal government was in the digital dark ages. Even as late as 2011, he was complaining that the White House was 30 years behind. Among other things, Obama was the first presid…

GM and Girls Who Code partner for after-school STEM program

As technology jobs continue to rise in importance, a troubling statistic shows that the number of women in the computing workforce dropped from 37 percent in 1995 to only 24 percent today. That's a staggering drop, and one that the education program…

Circuit Cubes make engineering basics a snap for kids

Kids that fall in love with technology and engineering have never had it better. There's no shortage of websites and tutorial videos and hardware kits meant to teach them the fundamentals of crafting their very own gadgets, but I'd argue few are as e…