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Category: STEM education

Nanoparticle Superheroes Defeat Evil Microbes

Come one and all to the memorable book signing for Anna Rutkowski’s new children’s book Nanoparticle Superheroes Defeat Evil Microbes.  The book tells the inspiring story of Dr. Teri’s wonderful nanoparticle infused paper that makes polluted water drinkable for, potentially, millions of children and families around the world. Anna partnered with Dr. Teri to craft the …

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CADD Connections: Robert Morris University’s Department of Engineering

One of the most rewarding challenges for a classroom teacher is to use curriculum as a means to connect students to their desired end, to stimulate their thinking and illuminate possible career paths. Facilitated by STEM Career Tours, students enrolled in the Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting course at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High …

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Huge Magnets Map Tiny Proteins

AP Biology students from Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School visited the Department of Structural Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Students were led on a tour by Dr. Rieko Ishima, an associate professor and a principal investigator in the department. Dr. Ishima oversees a team of research associates and fellows who are currently working …

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Sharp Edge Labs STEM Career Tour

Written by Alex Hoehn and Lena Clerici Our A.P Biology was honored with visiting three biology based laboratories. Sharp Edge Labs was one of our stops, and our favorite stop of the day. Sharp Edge Labs is a small company who specializes in discovering drugs to treat genetic disorders of protein trafficking. Being able to …

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DESIGN A MEDICAL 3D PRINT FOR THE JOURNEY TO MARS

The Future Engineers Challenge is the ideal skill building free fun project for over the holidays! K-12 kids are challenged to create a digital 3D model of an object that could be used by an astronaut to maintain physical health on a 3-year mission to Mars. The design must be intended to be 3D printed …

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Folia Water visits Baden Academy

Students from Baden Academy classrooms worked hard today to help people from Folia Water save lives around the year. Our kids listened attentively as they learned about children in the world who don’t have water that come from a tap.  Their faces expressed an innate empathy to learn that people in other parts of the world …

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Summer STEM Camp Future Engineer Winner Announced!

Students were challenged to design a useful object for astronauts that expands or assembles to be printed on the 3-D printers at the International Space Station.  Anastasia’s entry… Congratulations to Anastasia Davis, a 5th grader at Saint Teresa of Avila in Perrysville, for receiving honorable mention in the Future Engineers Think Outside the Box competition. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2016/09/26/summer-stem-camp-future-engineer-winner-announced/

One Inspired Company: FedEx

Change the Equation (CTeQ), a STEM Education Initiative with board members from Intel, Exxon, and others, has analyzed billions of dollars of corporate donations into STEM education looking for the best Return On Investment.  While they look to scalable programs, I would the partnership between FedEx and Baden Academy has met all the other criteria …

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FIRST Robotics – Trojanators!

Six weeks ago, my teammates and I listened to the description of this year’s FIRST Robotics Challenge.   We have poured every ounce of hard work, creativity, perseverance and inspiration we had into designing, building and testing our robot. Thank goodness for good mentors, generous sponsors, incredibly supportive parents, and amazing school support! This year’s challenge, …

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STEM Summer Camps @ CWNC

Registration is now open for the STEM Summer Camps at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNE 13 – JUNE 17 All Day STEM Careers Tour Travel by bus to 10 companies and 5 college campuses in and around Pittsburgh for tours, discussions, activities, and explorations. Find Your Passion helps students discover the massively transformative purpose …

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