Disengagement: You know what it looks like. Texting under the desk, looking out the window, passing notes (not the lecture-related kind). Every science educator has struggled at some point with connecting with students—at every age and level. Continue reading Taking Science Out of the Classroom
The New Year is opening a cornucopia of funding opportunities (not the Hunger Games kind). Act fast—some of these deadlines are coming up! Continue reading Scholarships Galore!
There is a lot written about the disparity of women in the STEM fields. Only 19.1% of engineering graduates are women, but even worse, according to an NSF study only 11% of practicing engineers are women. Enter Million Women Mentors, a new initiative to provide women interested in STEM fields with mentorship throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. Continue reading Million Women Mentors Reaches Out to STEM Girls
Now this is really working for the weekend! The geniuses at Empire Robotics have developed your ideal party partner in the form of the Versaball robot. Owing its sudsy supremacy to an innovative suction grip design and well-placed cup sensors, the robot has potential for uses beyond the frat house.
Time is by far the most important factor in an emergency. What if an ambulance could arrive within seconds of a cardiac event, rather than minutes or hours? Alec Momont, a graduate student at TU Delft in the Netherlands, asked exactly that. Continue reading Student Spotlight: Alec Momont Invents Life-Saving Ambulance Drone