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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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Debunking STEM Myths

Apr 8, 2019 11:05:00 AM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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There may be things you’ve been told about STEM that aren’t actually true. The many myths surrounding STEM education, especially in how it relates to younger students, can seem reasonable, but we’re here to show that some of what you’ve heard is simply false.

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3 Creative Ways to Use the Engineering Design Process

Oct 10, 2018 2:15:00 PM / by Christine Naab posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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The engineering design process was created as a foundational method to solve engineering problems. Today, it can be easily applied to the STEM classroom and to a variety of problems. In this post, we’ll look at some of the creative ways you can utilize the process in your classroom.

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Getting the Most Out of Project-Based Learning

Oct 5, 2018 10:17:43 AM / by Christine Naab posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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Hands-on activities are one of the best ways for students to learn in the STEM classroom, and research has shown that project-based learning is an approach that boosts student engagement in addition to giving them a positive “making” experience. Adding project-based learning into your classroom will be fun and effective for students, and the tips discussed in this post can ensure that your activities go smoothly.

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