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STEM CAREERS: Environmental Engineer

Posted by Hannah Olson on Jun 17, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Environmental engineering is a branch of applied science and technology that is designed to address the issues of energy preservation, protection of assets, and control of waste from human and animal activities, including managing public health solutions.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Amp Up STEM Instruction in Your Classroom

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on May 4, 2021 8:30:00 AM

The need to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) regularly in the curriculum is essential. Why? Research has shown that the call for STEM-related jobs has grown much faster, as much as three times more, than the call for other jobs. The investment of time and resources in STEM instruction now is an investment in the STEM workforce.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, MyStemKits

Boosting Engagement for Students with Special Needs

Posted by Boxlight on Apr 16, 2021 9:15:00 AM
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Topics: interactive flat panel display, STEM education, Case Studies

Podcast: Motivating Young Women in STEM

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Apr 15, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Hannah Olson, co-creator of the award-winning MyStemKits STEM Curriculum, recently spoke with Larry Jacobs from Equity and Access Pre K-12 (ace-ed.org) on the topic of STEM education and careers, focusing on encouraging young women to explore what STEM has to offer.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, Podcast

STEM CAREERS: Computer Support Specialist

Posted by Hannah Olson on Mar 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Computer Support Specialists usually work in an organisation’s Information Technology (IT) department. They assist the staff and customers with analysing, troubleshooting, and evaluating computer and network problems.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Inspiring Our Next Generation of Female STEM Pioneers

Posted by Hannah Olson on Feb 11, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! For our readers in the U.S., Happy Inventor’s Day! With these exciting and internationally recognised days, I want to dedicate this post specifically to women inventors, while emphasising how we can inspire girls to become the inventors of the future.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, STEM education, STEAM education

STEM CAREERS: Accountant

Posted by Hannah Olson on Feb 2, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Accountants are the individuals responsible for ensuring that companies are financially responsible. They must excel at organisation and be very detail oriented. Accountants are consistently active with clients therefore they must be effective communicators and possess extensive problem-solving skills.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

STEM CAREERS: Psychologist

Posted by Hannah Olson on Dec 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM

There are many different areas of focus for psychologists, but they all have one thing in common — psychologists research cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviors and use their findings to improve the lives of their clients.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Computer Science and Tech Tools for Creative and Critical Thinking

Posted by Hannah Olson on Dec 10, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Thanks to technology, there are so many wonderful and engaging ways to teach computer science concepts. From sensors and online coding to robots and 3D printers, educators have more tools than ever to help. Sometimes, though, all these tools can be a bit overwhelming. While many educators utilise technology tools independently, they are best used when integrated together. Just like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is not four completely independent subjects without overlap, the use of robotics, 3D printers, and sensors shouldn’t be used in isolation either. So, here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you’re making the most of your technology tools.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, STEM learning

Why Hands-On Learning Makes a Difference with STEM

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Dec 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM

I’m probably telling on myself a bit here but growing up, hands-on learning activities in school were infrequent. If anything, I did hands-on experiments at home because of the influence of shows like Mr. Wizard’s World (my favorite was poking a pin through a piece of tape on a balloon and being amazed that it didn’t pop). Any hands-on learning experiences were limited to science classes and were mostly dissecting animal parts and insects. If you were to ask me why we did them, I’d be hard-pressed to give you an answer beyond “we were learning about the body.” So, there’s the rub — just because an activity is hands-on doesn’t necessarily mean it’s meaningful or will boost understanding. How can incorporating hands-on activities create an effective STEM learning experience?

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, hands-on learning

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