Gov. Tom Wolf announced $9.6 million in PAsmart advancing grants to enhance science and technology education in schools statewide. Combined with other PAsmart targeted grants, the administration has awarded nearly $20 million this year to bolster STEM and computer science in schools.
Introductory computer science classes at four high schools in San Francisco USD use humanoid robots to drive interest in coding and robotics. Teams from the California district, Boston Public Schools and SoftBank collaborated to design a curriculum that includes human-computer interaction.
Science from Scientists has announced the Amgen biotechnology company as a pilot STEMissaries partner. Amgen and its Amgen Foundation will participate in active, long-term partnerships to support the local community and engage elementary and middle school children directly in their classrooms.