Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 3:20pm
My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up. In one corner, students pour over a “smart” air-conditioner device they’re designing. Others crowd around a laptop to trade impressions of a new prosthetic arm on a YouTube video. This is what STEM education should look like.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 3:40pm
With guidance and expertise from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Mahtomedi (Minn.) School District (about 20 miles east of Minneapolis) is operating one of the nation's first public school fabrication laboratories, or Fab Labs, joining over 140 operating in universities and businesses worldwide, and hundreds more in the planning stages.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:51pm
Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective, and sustainable water-purification system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 1:50pm
Brookline-based Beaver Country Day School has been awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant of $10,000 to create an automated robotic vehicular independence system that can carry up to 50 pounds for wheelchair-bound individuals or those needing hands-free help to transport cargo. Called JARVIS, students will showcase their prototype at EurekaFest at MIT in June.