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10 Christmas Gift Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving! Let me say how thankful I am for all of you.  Thank you for being someone who wants to inspire kids and make meaningful projects possible! I know many of you will be shopping Black Friday and planning Christmas gifts for your favorite kids.  Here are a few ideas. Spend Time!  Build something, …

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Virtual Reality Classes to start soon

Virtual reality job openings are up 800% Fall Programs at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic and Seton LaSalle High Schools   Begin to master the latest tools and technologies and put your tech skills to work in the exciting field of VR! We will be learning together from industry experts like Google, Unity, and HTC, and becoming …

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The 2017 Eclipse and the Inspiration it Inspired

August 21, 2017, the sky darkened and the kids from Baden Academy looked up with special glasses, with a special telescope, and with pinhole viewer reflections to be inspired. Inspired they were!  Solar science is a popular theme as applications come in for this year’s research fellowships at Baden Academy. I can’t wait to see …

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Research Fellows Applications are now open

Research Fellowship Applications are now open for Grades 3-16, student groups, and faculty! Baden Academy Charter School Research Fellowship Application Deadline is Tuesday, September 5, 9:00 am    Seton LaSalle Catholic High School Research Fellowship Application Deadline is Monday, September 18, at 9:00 am    Grow a Generation Research Fellowship Application Deadline is Friday, September …

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Creating Games to Inspire

    Ready Player One! Students came together for a weeklong G-Mites Game Design class at Seton LaSalle High School Innovation Lab.  The team created a game for the Outreached Arms ministry to the homeless. The game has a player become a homeless person making big decisions in Pittsburgh.  Good decisions lead to Outreached Arms …

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Translating Chinese High School Game Designers in a Pittsburgh Homeless Shelter

I was visiting Outreached Arms, a homeless outreach mission in the First Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, with a game design team from the G-Mites Game Design class at Seton LaSalle.  Two of the game designers were high school boys from China.  We were asking Rob, one of the leaders of the of the program, about …

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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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