The Budding Relationship Between Girl Scouts and STEM

Adding STEM programs to the outdoor activities scouts are known for create a "fun with purpose" curriculum for Girl Scouts and STEM that results in so much more than badges. The announcement from the Girl Scouts organization released in July states that there are 23 new STEM and outdoor badges which the organization hopes will...

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Take Part in STEM History During the Solar Eclipse

One of the biggest space events in recent history will take place on August 21. Prepare for the 2017 solar eclipse to see celestial STEM in action! The last time a total solar eclipse was visible to the continental United States was way back in 1979 – long before you (and some of your teachers) were...

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By |August 17th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Pharmacogeneticist

Exciting research is the work of a pharmacogeneticist, who maps DNA to create just the right drug for a patient based upon their genetic makeup. Scientists have learned that individuals with specific genes react differently to the same drug than other individuals with other genes. A pharmacogeneticist's research centers on determining how all of those...

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By |July 31st, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Fingerprint Analyst

Human fingerprints are one-of-a-kind and very intricate. They are keys that a fingerprint analyst uses to open the door to identification of a victim or of a criminal. You don't have to be a police officer, detective, or coroner to have a career in forensics. A fingerprint analyst plays an important role in solving crimes...

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Taking Notes: Is it Better to Type or Handwrite?

Taking notes well helps us to be successful learners. But does it make a difference if we type those notes on a computer keyboard or write them out by hand? Both skills are important, according to Ester Cole, a child psychologist in Toronto, Canada. "Computer technology is a tool, and tools are complementary," Cole reports....

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7 of the Most Amazing Things Made from Recycled Materials

Recycling used to be thought of as a way to reuse materials in basic ways and keep resources out of landfills. Today, there are some surprising things made from recycled materials! Incredible individuals and companies have found a way to take ordinary items that usually end up in the garbage and develop them into new...

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By |June 23rd, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Medicine Careers

You don't have to go to school for ten years to become a doctor to get a job in medicine. There are many medicine careers that are less well known — but no less important. Doctors and registered nurses are probably the best-known medical professionals, but there are lots of other meaningful medicine careers that can allow...

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Job Spotlight: Emergency Medical Technician

An emergency medical technician's response and the care provided may mean the difference between life and death for an injured or ill person. The job of emergency medical technician, sometimes called a paramedic, is not for everyone, but someone who is able to react quickly and confidently in a stressful situation, quickly access the problem...

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Job Spotlight: Dental Hygienist

While many people automatically think of a dentist when it comes to keeping teeth healthy and shining, there's another important person who is dedicated to that mission: a dental hygienist. We all know that a dental hygienist is the person who cleans your teeth, making sure you're brushing and flossing properly to prevent cavities and...

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