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Celebrating Fibonacci Day in Style

Fibonacci Day is a chance to celebrate an interesting and ancient concept at the intersection of math, nature, technology, and art. Math holidays like Pi Day and Pythagorean Theorem Day are a fun way to learn about new topics. You may have never heard of it before, but Fibonacci Day takes place annually on Nov....

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By |November 23rd, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Math|0 Comments

5 Colleges Preparing Students for High-Paying STEM Careers

High-paying STEM careers are part of what makes a college degree in the STEM subjects so attractive to many students. The STEM Jobs Approved Colleges list was compiled through a combination of publicly available data and survey responses to find the very best institutions for STEM students. Here are five of the schools that understand...

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By |November 18th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?|1 Comment

So You Want to Be an Engineer – Now What?

Congratulations! You decided you want to be an engineer. But what exactly does that mean? "Engineer" is a title that refers to more than just a single job. Ask some high school students what they want to do after graduation, and chances are good that at least one will say "become an engineer!" But saying...

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Are Bananas Going Extinct?

Bananas seem plentiful and cheap if you walk around any grocery store, but they are rumored to be going extinct. More than 100 billion bananas are consumed around the world every year, putting them behind only wheat, rice, and corn as a top crop. With 110 calories in a 4-ounce offering, bananas contain only small...

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By |November 3rd, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Sea Careers

Do you love the ocean? One of these STEM sea careers might be exactly the job you're looking for. They all combine your love for the sea with your STEM skills! Sea careers offer an opportunity for water-lovers to spend their time either in the ocean or contributing to a better understanding of it. There's...

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By |November 2nd, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Engineering, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Real Basilisks Exist, and They’re Awesome

You may have heard of a creature called the basilisk from mythology or the Harry Potter series, but few realize that basilisks are real animals. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the basilisk is a terrifying creature that crawls through the school pipes and turns anyone who catches a glimpse of its eyes...

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By |October 5th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

College Planning Guide for High School Freshmen

A college planning guide is a helpful way to keep yourself on track as you begin to move closer to the end of your high school career. Yes, students should start thinking about post-graduation options when they're in 9th grade! It might seem early, but the plan you create can always change and grow with...

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By |September 15th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

What Is the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico?

There's a growing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and human pollution is partially to blame. According to the National Ocean Service, a "dead zone" is a common term for hypoxia, which refers to a reduced level of oxygen in the water. The lack of oxygen in the water makes it impossible or very...

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By |September 13th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science, Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Simple Ways to Fight Procrastination

Procrastination is an easy trap to fall into, but there are some simple tips you can use to avoid it. It can be particularly difficult for high school and college students to avoid procrastination, especially if you were used to having teachers and parents around to hold you accountable for getting work done on time....

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By |August 30th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

When Lightning Strikes

A bolt of lightning can send thousands of volts of electricity through the human body and result in permanent neurological damage. It’s amazing that anyone survives being hit by lightning, but fatalities are relatively low compared with how many people are actually struck. According to the National Weather Service, about 90 percent of people who...

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By |July 20th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments