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Top Female Role Models in STEM

Sep 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Promoting Interest in STEM

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It’s important for students to have somebody to look up to during the pursuit of their interests. STEM can be difficult at times, and it only makes it harder being female in a discipline that seems dominated by males. That’s why we’ve provided a list of truly inspiring females in STEM who can serve as a reminder to your students of what they’re capable of!

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How to Participate in Robotics Competitions

Sep 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities

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Participating in a robotics competition can be a very rewarding endeavor for students of all ages. Not only is it a great experience that they’ll fondly look back on, but it also provides them an opportunity to practice skills such as working with a team, programming, and problem solving.

Before students can start building their robots and competing against other students, they first need to find a competition, look for a team, and contact coaches!

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What Generation Z Expects from Leadership

Aug 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Social-Conscious STEM

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What defines a good leader varies depending on the lens in which leadership is viewed. For Gen Z, a respected leader exudes characteristics that are just a bit different than what generations of decades past might have expected from their leaders.

An article by Zachary N. Clark Empowerment and Envisioning: Creating Meaningful Generation Z Leadership Experiences, published by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), goes in depth on this subject. Here are some of the highlights:

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Using Interactive Learning in STEM

Aug 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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Although the STEM classroom is naturally geared towards hands-on learning, there is always more to learn when it comes to improving your classroom. Interactive learning allows students to engage and participate in the lesson, ask questions, and talk to each other. This is an important teaching tool to utilize in a world where students are often unengaged and forced to learn via lectures and memorizing facts and figures. In this post, we’ll explore some things which can help get you started using interactive learning in your classroom.

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What You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act

Aug 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Social-Conscious STEM

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The new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), mandates equality of education among schools, regardless of race, income, location, disability, language, or background, and builds upon already existing educational foundations. Here’s a summary of what the U.S. Department of Education has published about the law. Be sure to check out their full article here.

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