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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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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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