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Category: Space Robots

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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“I study Saturn’s Moon Titan with a three billion dollar spacecraft”

Gabrielle Hirsch and Christian Conway, two Seton LaSalle students working with the Rebel Outposts research fellowship, had an opportunity to interview Dr. Chuck Wood, Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and the Executive Director of the Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling University.  Take a listen to some fascinating stories from one of the …

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The Propulsion of Young Motivation

The moon had already set over Pittsburgh on the morning of Friday, March 2, as a robotics classroom from Seton LaSalle stepped inside the Pittsburgh office of Astrobotic. Eleven students and two teachers met the people slated to be “the FedEx to the moon.” The future of education has been evolving. The acronym STEM encapsulates …

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Another Step in the New Space Race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj8exkbQtto The Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station, carried into space with the Falcon 9 rocket that then proceded to successfully land upon a robotic drone ship. This is such an incredible feat of engineering prowess! Do you want your child to learn more about the jobs and opportunities …

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Space: A Reemerging Frontier

Did you see the Falcon 9 launch, what one person described as accurately throwing a pencil over the Empire State Building and having it land on dime on the other side. Have you been following the news United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing that launched ten times in the last …

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Christmas with Rocket Scientists!

I had a wonderful visit with two scientists that have helped to build the Atlas V and Delta IV, rockets that blast off regularly to deploy satellites and deliver payloads to Earth’s orbits. Check out BB-8 who was also hanging out at the Carlin’s holiday Geekfest! Thanks for the invite. I feel like I have …

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International Space Apps Challenge

Congratulations to the two Pittsburgh competitors on their way to the international challenge round! Teams gathered Friday two begin a two day hack-a-thon marathon to build a space app. Degrees of Data included a very hardworking freshman from Pitt and his team. NamingNature brought their tree naming app to address deforestation. Check out what these …

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My students and I are heading into space!

Blast off is this Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7 am. Students from Baden Academy and from Grow a Generation workshops earned their spot as virtual crew members aboard the Orion Spacecraft.   Congratulations Zoe, Lexi, Ava, Bryant, Emily and Glorian!     I got my ticket …       Get your child excited!   Consider …

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Congratulations Team E.T.

Team E.T. successfully completed the NASA Design Exploration Challenge today!  Lexi, Ava, and Zoe heeded the challenge of Astronaut Williams and focused time and energy mastering difficult concepts of space radiation and radiation shielding.  Each girl will serve as a member of NASA’s virtual crew on Orion Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), Their eyes fell onto the …

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