5 Ways Playing Video Games Makes You Smarter

Are you a gamer? Although many parents seek to steer their children's interest away from this form of entertainment, science has found that playing video games makes you smarter. Despite their bad reputation for being a waste of time, video games of all types can actually help train your brain in some pretty amazing ways. Find...

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By |January 11th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

5 Things to Do with a Drone (and 5 Things to NOT Do)

Received the hottest holiday gift? Learn about responsible and fun things to do with a drone - and some things to avoid! Drones—also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—have evolved beyond military operations into civilian and business tools. These hot items have inspired students to explore the world via air without leaving the ground. While...

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By |January 4th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

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 Crazy Cool Facts About the Winter Solstice

At 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, the 2016 winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, which means winter has arrived in the United States. We know that the December solstice is the opposite of the summer solstice - it marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. The winter solstice is also referred...

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By |December 21st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|1 Comment

Hitching a Ride in a Driverless Car

Self-driving cars are hitting the road across the U.S., and taking a cruise in a driverless car straight from a sci-fi movie is easier than ever. In September, Uber announced their first fleet of driverless cars is now accessible to the public in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That means if you summon an Uber to hitch a ride around...

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By |December 14th, 2016|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

4 STEM Nobel Prize Winners to Know

Alfred Nobel created prizes to be awarded in the categories of literature, physics,chemistry peace, economics, and physiology and medicine in his will to those Nobel Prize winners whose inventions or discoveries were the best for mankind's benefit. The prizes have been awarded since 1901 and include 825 male and 47 female Nobel Prize winners. Those...

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By |December 9th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|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

Job Spotlight: Environmental Engineer

If you're passionate about caring for the Earth, becoming an environmental engineer could be the perfect career to ensure STEM efforts have a positive impact on our world. Environmental engineers develop transportation and systems that are environmentally conscious. If you have a mind for numbers, excel in chemistry and biology, and enjoy problem-solving, engineering could...

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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