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Category: Project based Learning

Build, Solder, and Program an LED Cube

Mon-Tue-Wed July 15-17 from 9 am to 3 pm at the STEM Leadership Center @ Baden Academy Participants will be introduced to electronics and the Arduino microcircuit board, learn how to solder, and begin to program light patterns with Java. They will take home their Cubes and Arduinos. They need to bring their own soldering …

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Celebrating STEM in a K-6 school

Our company, Grow a Generation, has had the distinct pleasure to contract with a wonderful public charter school in Western Pennsylvania for the last seven years. We provide research fellowships to teams of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they develop meaningful projects using science, technology, engineering and math. This week we celebrate our …

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Setting Resolutions: Questions to Ponder

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Digitized Dismissal – Research Fellows Project!

A special thank you is extended to Katherine Schaeffer and the Beaver County Times for the nice write up on the research fellow project at Baden Academy!

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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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Reaching the World Through Robotics

By Arvind and Sanjay Seshan Welcome to guest bloggers Arvind and Sanjay Seshan! Arvind and Sanjay are members of Not the Droids You Are Looking For (www.droidsrobotics.org), a FIRST Lego League (www.firstlegoleague.org) team based in Pittsburgh, PA. They have had a very successful four seasons, winning a Champions trophy and Robot Performance trophy every year of …

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2014 Highlights for Grow a Generation

From 2 Kitty Whisperers speaking at a law conference to students serving aboard the Orion Spacecraft as virtual crew members, it was an eventful year for Grow a Generation. Here’s a selection of 2014’s highlights   AUTHORS 5th grade author and animal advocate Veronica was nominated by the ASPCA for the Humane Kid of the …

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Hour of Code
Coming to a Library, School, or Computer Near You!

Code.org created something ingenious. The plethora of learn it yourself fun game-like software design programs have created this bite-sized introductions and made it available for free on their website the week of December 8-14. How do you take part? Librarians from Beaver County attended an inservice last week and learned all about Scratch Programming – …

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Scratch Workshop for Librarians and Parents

CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY OF BEAVER FALLS Presents Create stories, games, and animations!   Learn to empower young learners create computer animations and games with meaningful projects and challenges.   WHEN:  Friday, November 14th, 8:30am to 2:00pm WHERE:  Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls COST:  Free REGISTER: Jean Ann Barsotti jabarsotti@beaverlibraries.org  724.846.4340 DOWNLOAD FLYER AND REGISTRATION      

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Two Fifth Graders + Free Roaming Cats = A World Changed for the Better

Two young girls who call themselves the Kitty Whisperers will premiere their documentary of the Colony Cats of Washington County at the Companion Animals and the Law Conference at the Duquesne Law School on November 8. The extraordinary story of how this video came to be made and the work of these two girls are …

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