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9 SECRETS to 3D printing that are essential to every STEM classroom 🤫💭

Oct 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, STEM Learning Methodologies, Education Technology

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Authors, S. Torta and J. Torta, share a few of their secrets that they have acquired from years of building and remodeling 3D printers in their book, 3D printing: An Introduction. This brother and sister duo want their technological insights to help people in education and industry who desire to improve their understanding of 3D printing.

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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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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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Triumph after Tragedy: The Incredible Story of How One STEM Hub Came to be and Continues to Have an Impact

Jun 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Social-Conscious STEM, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, STEM Learning Methodologies

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In 1984, Ronald Reagan first announced the “Teacher in Space Project,” hoping to promote civilian interest in space travel. However, the mission was ill-fated. Two years after Reagan’s announcement to the public, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the shuttle Challenger broke down 73 seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members perished as the nation watched helplessly from below.

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3 Must-Haves for Your STEM Afterschool Program

Nov 2, 2018 12:02:00 PM / by Christine Naab posted in STEM Extracurricular Activities

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Afterschool programs can be a great way to boost students’ understanding of and engagement in STEM. However, a lot goes into preparing an afterschool program to ensure it thrives. In this blog, we have set out to advise some of the must-haves to make your afterschool program a success.

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