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A Special Note from a Dad and Engineer

Thank you Bob for the empowering words!!   My daughter Quincy Sirko will be going to 5th grade at Baden Academy next year.   Quincy is part of your gifted program, and has participated in the Research Fellows program, Dragon Tags and Future Engineers.  Last year I was unable to attend the Imagination Celebration.  My wife …

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Needed: Game Design Team Members

How would you like to be part of a team making a game about the WW2 missions of the C47 SkyPlane flown by Captain  Edward “Elmo” Frome. This particular plane flew two Resupply missions over the Battle of the Bulge on December 24th and December 26th, 1944 in which it dropped supplies from parapacks as well …

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Exploring Noveome

As part of the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic STEM Career Tours, we took a trip to visit Noveome. Noveome is a company that specializes in biotherapeutic products. The people at Noveome were gracious enough to post an article about the trip we took to visit them. Written below is the article and here is a …

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Barbee the Bee featured in the Pgh Catholic

Barbee the Bee Visits Sr. Lyn’s Beehive, the book penned by 4 Baden Academy Research Fellows, was featured in today’s Pittsburgh Catholic.

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Vote this week! i5 Digital Video Competition

I am so proud of the hard work and creative genius that 4 different groups of students have put forward to enter the i5 Digital Video Competition. They each need your help! March 26-April 9 Go online to your Youtube or Google account (if you do not already have one they are free!): 1. Click …

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Favorite Teachers and the Best of Compliments

Your help is requested. Please find a way to prop up your phone or camera and make a quick film for one of my research fellows. Third grade Riley is asking you a question; “What is the most profound and memorable compliment a teacher ever gave you.” The responses will be posted on her website …

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Pi Day 2017

What is Pi Day?  March 14 is Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday!  How are you going to celebrate? Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Around the world, people celebrate the universal language …

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CADD Connections: Michael Baker International

One of the most exciting aspects of a classroom teacher’s job is to connect their curriculum to real-world applications.  Facilitated by Grow a Generation’s STEM Career Tours, students enrolled in the Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting course at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School were able to see how their newly acquired skills are …

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Summer G-MITES Camps and STEM Tours Announced!

Summer Camps at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic G-Mites STEM camps provide gifted youth fun opportunities to explore new and relevant skills in STEM careers. We believe in giving students a chance to discover his or her passions and innate curiosity; with hands-on experimentation, one on one coaching, and mentors who are truly passionate about what …

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Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2016

Thank you all for each of your contributions to an absolutely wonderful year.  Below are some highlights, and with them, the lessons learned. 1. Serving others is the heart of all great ideas! I was honored and thrilled to coach a wonderful group of 5 students at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to enter and win …

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