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I live in the intersection of mathematics (originally trained as a math teacher), a business owner, a parent, and a theologian exploring what brings meaning to life. My passion is for every child in our world to thrive. I believe the most important resource each child has is you, their parent. May we together Grow a Generation that of innovative, critical thinking collaborators, emotionally intelligent and resilient, with great leadership and vision.

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Engineering Wings to the Sun: Four Sixth Grade Girls Explore Ceramics

Four sixth grade girls from Baden Academy brought their diverse experiences together to write a book, Engineering Wings to the Sun. The inspiration for their study was based on the classical myth about Icarus, a boy who tried to fly on wings made of wax and feathers, but who failed because he flew too close …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/04/12/engineering-wings-to-the-sun-four-sixth-grade-girls-explore-ceramics/

Start a Passion-Based Project

Take the first step in a Passion Based Project. This isn’t just about identifying what you want to study in college.  The Find Your Passion journey sets you on the path of an Odyssey to meet the people you want to work with in the future, the problems you want to spend you time solving, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/03/24/start-a-passion-based-project/

Join us Mar 30 for Underwater Robotics

2019 SeaPerch Competition The STEM Leadership Center is excited to bring you to this years SeaPerch Competition on Saturday March 30th, 2019. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program. Teams have used limited resources of PVC pipe and underwater motors to create underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) to complete this challenge. The event will be …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/03/19/join-us-mar-30-for-underwater-robotics/

Come Build a Bridge

Charlie and Mohammed will be representing the STEM Leadership Center at the Rochester STEAM walk this Thursday, March 14 (Pi Day!!). Charlie is an extraordinary young man who began with us at Baden Academy as a research fellow. With classmate Ava he created a thoroughly entertaining TED Talk on Collaboration and wrote a book Charlie …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/03/12/come-build-a-bridge/

Three Fellows team up with “The Geologists” to solve the mystery of the Economy Borough Silver Mine

Three research fellows from Baden Academy Charter School wanted to learn more about the legends of silver mines at Economy Park in Beaver County. They read stories on the internet, had heard the ghost stories told about the mines, and were eager to learn if there could be any truth to the rumors about the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/03/02/three-fellows-team-up-with-the-geologists-to-solve-the-mystery-of-the-economy-borough-silver-mine%ef%bb%bf/

Robotics and Programming Merit Badges at the STEM Leadership Center

MARCH MERIT BADGE MONTH!ROBOTICS AND PROGRAMMING BSA MERIT BADGESFour Wednesdays, March 6-27, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm The STEM Leadership Center is hosting a one month long program for local scouts to earn their Robotics or their Programming Merit Badges.  The class will run four Wednesdays, March 6-27, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.   Where:  THE …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/02/23/robotics-and-programming-merit-badges-at-the-stem-leadership-center/

MG Kids About Town

The MG (Molecular Gastronomy) Kids were busy with two different field trips this week! The 6th grade boys traveled to Beaver to learn all about Panna Cotta and the science of milk products with Chef Jason at Biba. The 3rd grade girls traveled to Geneva College to learn about the chemistry and reactions in the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/02/17/mg-kids-about-town/

Winter Weather Closing

STEM Leadership Center at Baden Academy WINTER WEATHER CLOSING January 30 and 31 WINTER WEATHER CLOSING: January 30 and 31 we are following area educational protocols by closing our STEM Leadership Center Brick and Mortar doors – but we will meet online. All currently enrolled students will receive a link to log in at 5:55 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/01/29/winter-weather-closing/

Future Roboticists Needed!

Do you want to join a Robotics Revolution in Beaver County? We are assembling a team to learn the programming and engineering in the exciting field of robotics. Our students will be preparing to compete in the Olympics of robotics competitions, the FIRST Robotics Competition. 6th-10th graders are welcome. Space is limited. Come join us …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/01/13/future-roboticists-needed/

Join Matthew the Waterdrop on his Journey to the Baden Academy Water Fountain

Enjoy the newly produced video of our Sustainable Water Team.  They toured the Ambridge Water Authority Plant and did a great job putting together all the details, the photos, and even the special effects.  This is a labor of love for 4th graders Matthew, Noah, and Sydney with a lot of extra lab time. There …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/12/15/join-matthew-the-waterdrop-on-his-journey-to-the-baden-academy-water-fountain/