Suggested Reading

We’ve gathered a list of articles and interesting websites (scroll to bottom of page) covering topics such as coding and the importance of STEM education for K-12 students:

Articles
College grads with STEM degrees are finding lucrative work

Redefining College-ready and Career-ready education

Here’s why kids fall behind in science

How to Raise a Creative Child

Coding After College – An excellent resource for information on bootcamps and college programs toward careers in computer science, computer engineering and programming.

Why adding computer science to the list of core academic subjects is a good thing

Video: Serpent robot evolves into Snake Monster

The latest progress by MIT on a robotic Cheetah

Wanna Teach Kids to Code? Keep It Out of the Classroom

Teaching Python Programming: Most popular at universities, More popular than Java

Cracking the Girl Code

Which coding language is right for you?

Learning By Doing

Struggle Means Learning

Minecraft changes ownership

Robotics in Medicine

Master of the Game (Diploma Says So)

Top 15 Engineering Schools by Salary

12 Engineering Toys for Your Youth

Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom

BASIC programming language turns 50

Humanizing Technology – Evolving Robotics at Vassar College

Google-Backed Incubator Looks to Increase Women in Tech by 25 Percent

The Youngest Technorati

Beauty and the geek

New thinking in math and STEM education

Top Jobs

False Promise of Classroom Technology

How to Save Science

Teens Losing Interest in STEM Careers

Engineering Talent Deficit

Overhauling Computer Science Education

Should Computer Science Be Required in K-12

Running On Empty:The Failure to Teach K-12 Computer Science in the Digital Age

Websites
Best Colleges – Find excellent reviews and links to on-line classes for BS degrees in computer science.

Great new sources of information on computer science and careers and STEM topics in general:

JASON Learning – This website connects youth with inspiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) role models via a live, interactive webcast series.

Code.org – tutorials and more to promote coding and computer science

ComputerScienceOnline – excellent website for your children to learn about computer science before college

Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy – Learn more about robotics and programming of robots

Khan Academy tutorials

Snap! – a graphical programming language through the Univ. of California at Berkeley

Robot Virtual Worlds

PBS SciGirls – real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives

Maker Faire