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Get Your STEM on with Nintendo Labo

Gamers will meet a new challenge from Nintendo’s recently released Nintendo Labo as they learn STEM skills of engineering, physics, and programming to create their own toy and make it come to life. Gamers will understand how to construct a toy and use computer programming to allow it to be played with a game console [...]

By |2018-06-29T15:14:40-04:00June 29th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

5 Surprising Types of Engineers

All types of engineers use math, science, and technology to solve problems, then combine creativity to achieve designs and solutions for almost every industry. The familiar engineering fields -- mechanical, chemical, civil, and electrical -- may not seem to quite fit your career interests. But there are many other types of engineers to consider before [...]

By |2018-06-24T22:27:49-04:00June 24th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Engineering|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Desktop Publisher

Publishing can be done very professionally by a desktop publisher thanks to the many tools computer hardware and software provide. The ability to see how words and images can best be arranged on a page for the reader is a skill every desktop publisher must have. But this professional is not just a computer nerd [...]

By |2018-05-03T14:30:30-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

7 Surprising Sources of Renewable Energy

Researchers are working overtime to create new sources of renewable energy to meet the demand for more and better fuels for our power-hungry world. Scientists have experimented with things never considered before as alternative and green sources of renewable energy. Their creativity and STEM skills have opened the door to many surprising and unique ways [...]

By |2018-05-02T15:30:34-04:00May 2nd, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

So You Want to Be a Scientist: 10 Types of Scientists

When you think of a scientist, you probably picture someone in a white coat mixing chemicals in a lab. In reality, there are many types of scientists who do really diverse things. If science is your favorite subject, see whether one of these types of scientists could be your future career. These STEM jobs are [...]

By |2018-04-25T17:20:50-04:00April 25th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Surprising Facts About the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

While fishing gear makes up almost half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, other plastics are present as well and together form a growing mass that threatens sea life. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Once thought to be made up mostly of plastic bottles, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge floating [...]

By |2018-04-12T15:15:37-04:00April 12th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

The job of certified registered nurse anesthetist is just one of many challenging nursing careers available to students interested in health care. Working in the operating room and taking responsibility for patients' sedation and pain control is a very demanding position that requires extensive education, intensive training, certification, and continuing education. Despite these strict requirements, [...]

By |2018-04-10T15:22:11-04:00April 10th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Nursing Careers

Nursing is both a caring and technical field, but not all nurses are the same. There are actually many options for students interested in nursing careers. Both licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) care for patients in medical offices and hospital settings. They provide services most everyone is familiar with from taking their [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:56:28-04:00April 3rd, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|1 Comment

Job Spotlight: Optical Fabrication Technician

Cutting, grinding, and polishing lenses are the skills perfected by an optical fabrication technician. Is this career right for you? When eyeglasses are needed to improve sight, a prescription from the eye doctor instructs the optical fabrication technician exactly how the lenses must be made for each individual. They also make optical lenses for cameras, [...]

By |2018-04-26T16:22:57-04:00March 30th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments