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May the 4th Be with You

May the 4th isn't a federal holiday or cause to cancel school, but is a good reason for nerdy celebration nonetheless. The Star Wars-themed holiday, which is basically little more than a wonderful pun, has a surprising history. More formally called Star Wars Day, its history involves, of all people, Margaret Thatcher, and like other...

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By |May 4th, 2017|Featured, News, STEM - Science|0 Comments

You Need to Know About the Internet of Things

The internet of things has become an increasingly large part of life and could have impacts we're only beginning to understand. The internet of things is expanding. It may even be part of your house without you realizing it. New "connected" devices are released all the time. It's so prevalent that Business Insider projects there...

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By |March 9th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

A Closer Look at Gene Therapy

You may have heard of gene therapy, but what is it? It's actually something you should know about that could impact your life in the near future. Gene therapy is a practice that involves altering the genes inside your body to attempt to prevent or cure disease. Genes contain your DNA and are the building...

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By |February 22nd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Remembering the Challenger Disaster

The Challenger disaster was a tragedy that was viewed by millions and changed space travel forever. On January 28, 1986, the shuttle Challenger, launching for its 10th mission to space, exploded just 73 seconds after takeoff. Across the nation, millions watched live on TV as the shuttle exploded and everyone on board was killed. The...

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By |January 27th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top Trade School Careers

There are a host of high-paying, high-demand trade school careers in STEM fields that you might not even know exist. We're here to help change that. Truly, there are different paths for every job and trade school isn't a path that everyone has considered. So what is a trade school? Trade schools teach specific skills...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Hyperloop

The high-speed train Hyperloop One is still just an idea, but it's much closer to being a reality than most realize. The much-talked about Hyperloop One train, which could revolutionize public transportation, continues to move toward becoming a reality. Many still believe it's a pipe dream (ahem), but the people developing Hyperloop One certainly don't....

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By |January 3rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Tech Careers

The world is becoming an increasingly digital space and there are loads of tech careers available to the savvy STEM student. With technology developing rapidly and taking on vital roles in our everyday life everywhere we turn, tech careers are a rapidly growing sector of the economy. Students should be considering tech careers as they...

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By |December 13th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

The Demise of the Colorado River

The Colorado River is in perilous danger, which could mean disaster for the almost 32 million people who rely on it for drinking water and irrigation. In fact, the storied river has already been shockingly altered. Long-term drought in the American Southwest has made the Colorado River a symbol of the dangers that the changing...

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By |December 7th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

6 Awesome STEM Gifts to Give or Get This Year

The holidays have arrived and for many, that means it's time to find perfect STEM gifts for friends and loved ones. No matter what part of the STEM acronym provides the most excitement for your future gift recipient, there are unique STEM gifts out there that the STEM lover in your life will fall for. Take...

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By |December 6th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

6 Tips for Taking Notes that Don’t Suck

It's no secret that you're going to be taking notes in school - and the quality of those notes could determine your performance in your classes. Taking notes can seem annoying to many students, but it's also an important part of the learning process. Writing down important points can help clarify what you're learning and...

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By |December 2nd, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments