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Category: STEM education

Facial Recognition and The Faces Project

Did you know that you may be helping train artificially intelligent ‪facial recognition algorithms? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? That is one of the questions being asked by The Faces Project, a group of rising 5th graders at Baden Academy. Facial recognition has been in the news a lot lately (well, …

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Space, Incredulity, and 2 Kids’ Passion

Space is now a 360 billion dollar industry worldwide.  Three-quarters of that 360 billion is spent by private industry.  And that industry, particularly in America, has a hiring problem. Students that are ‘interested’ in the space industry are ready to pursue limited and coveted positions at NASA, but unaware of a massive commercial industry that …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/05/03/space-incredulity-2-kids-passion/

Mourning a Cancelled Science Fair

Part of our shared reality during this pandemic lockdown is the grief of canceled events and plans. Students from the STEM Leadership Center and Baden Academy had worked months to prepare for the Pittsburgh Science and Engineering Fair and came to realize just weeks away from that it would be canceled. Two of the teams …

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Free Resources – Learn to Model in 3D

Please let us know if we can help you on your journey to learn more about 3D Design. Apply today to be a Fellow at our STEM Leadership Center.

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/03/23/free-resources-learn-to-model-in-3d/

Clean Drinking Water: An Engineering Challenge for 4 Fellowships

“Choose a threat to your city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.”  That is the challenge of this year’s Future City Competition. While Future City is focused on a hypothetical scenario in planning for a city 50 years in the future, we have fellowships working …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/11/09/clean-drinking-water-an-engineering-challenge-for-river-robots-sustainable-water-team-aquatic-robotics-and-the-future-city-competition-team/

Baden Academy Research Fellows 2019-20

We are honored and thrilled to again lead an amazing group of research fellows at the Baden Academy Charter school. This program is available to students who apply, with references, and spend their enrichment/intervention periods in the media lab working collaboratively with academics and professionals around the globe.

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/10/06/baden-academy-research-fellows-2019-20/

Come to the Beaver BookFest Sat. Sept. 7!

Come meet some of the authors from Baden Academy at the Beaver County BookFest 2019 taking place Saturday, September 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the charming and historic town of Beaver, PA.

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2 Exciting High Points from the Rockies

I just returned from a week in the Rocky Mountain National Park and wanted to share with you my two highpoints!  The first involves a moment on little more than a goat path at 10,000 feet with an approaching tornado.  The second was just as exciting!  I got to meet one of the returning High …

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Meaningful Projects in 3D Printing

Two young girls stepped up three years ago when they were in 4th grade to lead the Baden Academy Future Engineers club. They were joined by two more this year to lead over 20 kids in meaningful 3-D printed projects. Wow! They have created an amazing legacy. Check out their video and get their book …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/07/06/meaningful-projects-in-3d-printing/

Learning Leadership with a Chess Club

I received an email earlier this year from one of the first Baden Academy Research Fellows. She is attending a great high school in another state and went to show off the great work she had done starting a chess club at Baden Academy. Oh no! Her information from the chess club site was gone! …

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