Involving more students in the study of science, and retaining those students in the field, is becoming an increasingly important issue as the United States struggles to keep up with other countries in terms of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Emerging technologies, combined with the efforts of organizations such as the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), are contributing to engage students in the study of science-related disciplines more effectively.

Using cutting-edge technologies such as remote instrumentation, virtual reality, and interactive games--as well...

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