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Category: STEM education

Four Amazing Future Engineers visit Swindell Dressler

The four leaders of our Future Engineers afterschool club and the authors of the upcoming book “Wings to the Sun” took the afternoon to tour the amazing Swindell Dressler.  They were there to learn more about the kilns that fire ceramics. They have inherited our media labs love of ceramics!  Their book was inspired by the …

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Come to the Grand Opening of the New Grow a Generation STEM Leadership Center!

NEW STEM LEADERSHIP CENTER IN BADEN, PA   Join us for our grand opening Thursday, November 1, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Prevention Network and Class Academy 270 Ohio River Blvd, Baden, PA 15005  (In the plaza with the Pizza Hut!) Sign up for the Coding Lab or apply for an Odyssey Fellowship.  Students …

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Bats in Danger

Bats in Danger tells the story of Brownie the Bat.  Her friends are dying. While Brownie is a creation of 5th-grade authors, her plight is not.  Kaitlyn Desrochers visited Mammoth Cave when she was in 3rd grade. She learned about the effects of white-nose syndrome on the bats and the images spurred her into action.  …

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Fred the Fruit Fly Visits Dr. Furbee’s Lab

Carter Catalano and Hoby Schweikert,  two 5th graders from Baden Academy, came into their school’s media lab with questions about genetic research using animals and insects. They learned bizarre stories and heard from people afraid of “GMOs,” before they turned to actual scientists engaged in real genetic research.  What they discovered inspired them.   Dr. Emily …

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Student written Opioid book receiving wonderful support

I am very proud of the hard work of Quincy, Angelina, and Clayton (and the bravery of Aleenia to inspire them with her story). Their story is one of compassion, one of hope, and one of science – reliance on Addiction Scientists to come up with evidence-based help to try to end this terrible epidemic. …

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STEM Family Night

Arrive at 6 PM to receive your STEM Passport. Get your passport stamped at all 22 stations to get a free STEM Activity Kit for home!   Call 724-869-4269 to let us know you are coming or email medialab@badenacademy.org Check out the amazing research fellows projects!  Come and meet them!

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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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How Colors Make Us Feel – Goethe’s Theory of Color by Kelli Keriotis

Congratulations to Kelli Keriotis on her 3rd published book and being named a 2018 Distinguished Educator. How Colors Make Us Feel explores Goethe’s Theory of Color with kindergarten students from Baden Academy Charter School in Western Pennsylvania.  Enjoy her reading aloud the poetry and art of Kelli Kerotis’ 2018 kindergarten class. Buy the book on …

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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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Visiting Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center

Sitting in the heart of Pittsburgh, the Energy Innovation center stands as a symbol of the changes taking place within the city. Once the Clifford B. Connelley Trade School, the Energy Innovation Center functions as a prototype example of taking an older style building and bringing it into the next century while still keeping the …

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