The four major disciplines propelling our students and our society forward; all about education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
For Kids With GIANT Dreams Who Dare to Act on Them
Kids have a special place in my heart. Sparkles in their eyes are real. Their thoughts are genuine. Their emotions are raw. Their ideas are ambitious. We rarely give them true opportunities to act on those ideas, so in pursuit of my own happiness, I set my mind on creating a space for kids with GIANT dreams who dare to act on them! I called it The GIANT Room...
Science Is For Everyone (Yes, That Includes You)
Science has a branding issue. For too long, we've been led to believe that it's only for smart, boring people. Most of us think that maybe we're not smart enough, or maybe there's too much math involved for science to be fun or engaging.
What makes a paper airplane fly the farthest?
Have you anytime considered what makes a paper plane fly? Some paper planes clearly fly in a way that is better than others. In any case, why could that be? One factor is the sort of course of action used to gather the plane. In this movement you'll will produce a paper plane and change its key expect to perceive how this effects its flight. There's a ton of cool science in this turn of events, for example, how powers return again to a plane so it can fly. Thus, prepare to begin falling!
Think You're Horrible at Math? You Were Taught Math Badly
“If I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child’s natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn’t possibly do as good a job as is currently being done — I simply wouldn’t have the imagination to come up with the kind of senseless, soul-crushing ideas that constitute contemporary mathematics education.” — Paul Lockhart, PhD mathematician, author, and teacher
Cameras & Skin Cancer - Can They Help, Or Is It Trial & Error?
Although skin is the largest organ of the human body, it is an afterthought for many. For some, the failure to attend to it can mean the difference between life and a death sentence. - James Goydos, M.D.
Gene Therapy and What Does This Mean For Me?
What is Gene Therapy? Gene therapy is the transmission of genetic information to deal with an illness. Although the theory has prevailed for many decades, clinical research appeared in 1990. The original clinical application was commenced at the US National Institutes of Health for a rare immunodeficiency affliction (Anguela & High, 2019). Since then, 2,500 additional clinical applications have been introduced for a vast spectrum of treatments, from an array of monogenic diseases to infectious diseases, complex neurodegenerative complications, and even cancer (Anguela & High, 2019).
Know Your Ledge
The cells from which we stem ... "When the conditions are right, your stem cells can divide into several daughter cells that can turn into new stem cells through the process of self-renewal. They can also turn into specialized cells, such as blood cells, brain cells, bone cells, or heart muscle cells through the process of differentiation. Self-renewal or differentiation can occur in your body or in a laboratory provided the right conditions." - Dr. David Jockers
Importance of DNA Sequencing in Biotechnology
Biotechnology “Biotechnology is a wide discipline that harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies that help in improving the health and lives of the people.”
Ever Wonder What a Fish See's Underwater?
Picture yourself swimming, about 20-30 meters underwater (about 50-60 feet), and you're a fish. Seems pretty cool, or odd, depending on how you like the thought of having gills and slimy skin. See yourself swimming through the crevices in the rocks, through the forests of sponges, interacting with coral, sea anemones, and all this while avoiding those pesky animals that would like to have you for their dinner. Some fish are brightly colored while others do not seem to have any color at all, so you would most likely stay with the fish, and other creatures, that have more color to them thus ignoring the coral that abound in this area. You would call me bonkers if I were to tell you that I would prefer to be with the coral than with the fish because they are more beautiful watch. But, I would be calling you the loony because you are stilling seeing them with the eyes of a human.
Human embryology is the research of the advancement of an embryo that occurs throughout very first eight weeks after fertilizing.
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
At my college here in England, I realised the imbalance in the classroom pretty quickly. Biology wasn’t so bad, probably an even split, but chemistry and especially physics was where the divide started to show. In chemistry it was about a third female to two-thirds male students but in physics I was one of two girls in my entire class. And there were no black students in either biology or physics. Going on to study Animal Science at university, I noticed it was the opposite with probably 80% girls to boys but if there were mixed lectures from other disciplines i.e., biochemistry lectures the male population tripled, but there was still a lack of diversity among pupils.
Why We Need An Alliance Between Arts Majors and STEM Majors
We've all heard the stereotypes. Liberal arts majors (encompassing the humanities, social sciences, literature, visual arts, etc.) are impractical and unnecessary, while STEM majors (encompassing science, technology, engineering and math) are smart but boring. We laugh at them, but in doing so, we're ignoring the harm that comes from pitting these two broad groups of study against one another.