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Category: Programming

Piper Kits on Hand at May 31 STEM Family Night

Have you seen the Piper Kits?  From the moment the kit is unboxed, the kids are immersed in computer engineering. The Baden Academy Nerd Battalion has started to build five kits. Come to the STEM Family night for your child to help us succeed in the next iteration of learning. Our STEM Family Night is …

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The Power of a Mentor

The week before school started I was hunched over a computer screen with Paul Flick, a wonderful FedEx programmer, volunteering time to talk me through trying to change scripts in computer batch files to try to get our Dragon Tag system working. “I ran the file, NOW I get the message Error:  Invalid or corrupt …

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DIY Arduinos and Circuit Boards

  Arduinos Rule!   Congratulations to our Spring DIY Arduino Circuit board class and the Baden Academy Nerd Battalion in their beginning mastery of what an Arduino board can do and how the Arduino can be used in making projects. The student were given a kit and learned how to manipulate and program an Arduino board. …

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One Inspired Company: FedEx

Change the Equation (CTeQ), a STEM Education Initiative with board members from Intel, Exxon, and others, has analyzed billions of dollars of corporate donations into STEM education looking for the best Return On Investment.  While they look to scalable programs, I would the partnership between FedEx and Baden Academy has met all the other criteria …

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When we dream of space, we dream of what we might become

I was honored to be asked to serve again as a judge for the Pittsburgh regional space apps challenge.  Our group was just one of 166 cities around the world gathering teams for the largest hackathon in the world.  This was Pittsburgh’s third year, NASA’s 15th year. The event was held at the Academy, a new …

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Inside a Smart Phone

Smart Phones are one of the fastest spreading technology in human history. Are you just a consumer, or are you a creator of mobile applications for others to consume? Bear in mind, 24% of all mobile app developers make $0.00 from their apps. But knowing app development gets you in the door of the companies you …

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Nanodegrees and Developer Bootcamps

Fortune Magazine recently quoted Jess Lee, a former Google product manager who is having trouble staffing her profitable startup; “I think this might be the worst engineering market ever.The kinds of offers they’re giving out are astronomical.”  The article goes on to explain the average annual salary for Google software engineers now hovers around $143,000 …

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Making Meaningful Games: Firefighter Firefight

A programming and game design team of Jr. High Students at the Engineer Your Passion Workshop created a game to highlight the Cranberry Community Chest Volunteer Firefighter Initiative. The students were led by StormC, the Grow a Generation Research Fellow who specializing in developing Scratch Programming opportunities to make meaningful projects. Press the green flag and …

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The Phenomenal Corporate Support of STEM Education

FedEx opened their doors to five Baden Academy research fellows who journeyed to Neville Island to learn more about the technology behind the accurate and safe delivery of packages. The fascinating and thought provoking tour was part of 5th grade Owen R-K’s fellows project to research and test a new identification system for students to …

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Techshop and Genspace

New technologies are becoming available to entrepreneurs, students, artists, and those of us who want have an insatiable desire for lifelong learning and playing with the latest toys. Just a few quick examples… TechShop offers access to training and use of amazing equipment such as 3D Printers, Casting Kilns, Computer Programmable Embroidery Machines (yes – …

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