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Tips on Promoting Student Interest in STEM

Jul 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Promoting Interest in STEM

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It’s no mystery that subjects like math and science often fail to excite students, especially those who are younger. These subjects may even seem intimidating, preventing your students from entering a field that, once they were introduced to the many capabilities of STEM, would make for a rewarding choice of study and career path. This post will explore a few tips that may help your students realize just how cool STEM can be!

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Planning Low-Cost School Events

Jun 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Extracurricular Activities

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School programs, if done right, can do wonders for student engagement and education. Imagine bringing in STEM role models, or putting on a school-wide demonstration of some truly awesome technology. This post will explore how you can organize successful school programs, even on a low budget.

An article published by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) titled Low-Cost Programming for Any Institution, by Melissa Mayard, covers a lot of what goes into a successful, low-cost event. Here’s our summary:

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Tips for Purchasing STEM Education Supplies

Jun 17, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools

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Deciding which STEM supplies to purchase can often be a daunting task. There are so many options—some of them great and others not so much—but having the right supplies for your classroom can make a drastic difference on your students’ education. However, more important than any supply is the curriculum behind the lesson; learn more about our curriculum. This post will explore some tips on choosing STEM supplies so that you can make your next purchase with confidence.

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Are Robots Taking Over the World or just Amazon?

Jun 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Robotics

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Robotic technology has come a long way in the past decade, but what will 2019 bring to the table?

Although it is difficult to say for sure, here are some possibilities for the future of robotics that we expect to see before the year is over.

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Tips for Basic Budgeting

May 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Grants and Funding

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Budgeting is an important part of your STEM journey. STEM purchases can be expensive, especially when equipment like 3D printers and CNC machines are on the list, but by keeping close tabs on your budget, the process doesn’t have to be stressful. This post will explore some helpful basics for budgeting.

The article “5 Tips for Easy Budgeting” by Amanda Rae Koslow in the NACA magazine outlines some very helpful yet simple methods to utilize in any of your budgeting strategies.

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