Tag Archives: STEM

SPOTLIGHT: Stephen Hawking and Black holes

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Just over one year after the death of Stephen Hawking, scientists have officially photographed a black hole for the first time this April.  In 1963 Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS, and was told he had two years to live. Despite that, Stephen Hawking made a huge impact on science over five decades.  One of […]

SPOTLIGHT: Computers: the Forgotten Women in Science

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Computers, today we think of computers as electronic devices that can be used to store, process, and share information.  They can come in the form of tablets, laptops, phones and desktop computers. We also tend to think of the computer programming industry as a male domain. This wasn’t always the case though. The History When […]

LEARN: The Key To Success is…..Art?

Art, it turns out, might be the key to getting good grades! It seems that nurturing creativity and a child’s unique expression of their individuality can have a huge impact on how they do in other areas of their life. Many studies continue telling us the same thing. For example, a paper published by the […]

SPOTLIGHT: Albert Einstein & his Contributions to STEM

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Who is Einstein? Albert Einstein, we’ve all heard about him- his name is basically synonymous with being a “genius”, after all…But who was Albert Einstein? Born in Germany in 1879, this man (and Nobel prize winner) would go on to become one of the pillars of modern physics. According to him, his fascination with science […]

SPOTLIGHT: Meet The STE(A)M Influencers Of Today

White lab-coat, glasses, and… how old again? The scientists of today are a bit younger than you might expect! Each of these exceptional young people has made an amazing contribution to the fields of STE(A)M. Click the link to learn more about them. 1. Gabriel Dayan, 19 One biology class in high school led Gabriel […]

STEM & STE(A)M: What They Are and Why it Matters

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What are STEM and STEAM? STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STE(A)M, on the other hand, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Both of these concepts aim to encourage an interdisciplinary approach towards learning, in which kids apply skills from not one but all topics when they encounter […]