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Category: STEM education

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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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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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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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/06/23/build-solder-and-program-an-led-cube/

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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Start a Passion-Based Project

Take the first step in a Passion Based Project. This isn’t just about identifying what you want to study in college.  The Find Your Passion journey sets you on the path of an Odyssey to meet the people you want to work with in the future, the problems you want to spend you time solving, …

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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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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/06/09/student-written-opioid-book-receiving-wonderful-support/