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Loyola University President: STEM alone is not enough

Loyola University President: STEM alone is not enoughFrom the Huffington Post: The concerns of presidents past and present are about a changing economy and America's role in that economy. Those concerns are absolutely important and valid. And, the development of STEM education is important so Americans will be able to take their place in a changing work force. But there is something missing -- something that so far Read more

JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July Presentations

JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July PresentationsFrom WFPL News: Later this month, finalists present their proposals for an innovative community-designed Jefferson County Public school. One of the designs is expected to become a new school in Louisville. The submissions are part of the  JCPS School of Innovation Design Competition, and proposed plans range from using Louisville museums as a classroom to a year-around school. Click here to read more about this exciting Read more

Program launches younger students into new way of learning science

Program launches younger students into new way of learning science From KyForward: CaMareius Caldwell used pipe cleaners to poke tiny holes through a thin layer of modeling clay. His creation, if it worked, would scatter seeds. “If we used our fingers it would be too thick,” he said, and the flour, being used to simulate seeds being spread by an animal, would fall through in one big clump. As CaMareius and his partner Read more

Verizon Commercial 2014 | Inspire Her Mind

Verizon Commercial 2014 | Inspire Her Mind"Our words can have a huge impact. Isn't it time we told her she's pretty brilliant, too? Encourage her love of science and technology and inspire her to change the world."-- Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code The United States has fallen significantly behind the rest of the world when it comes to the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering Read more

Tune in to the White House Maker Faire!

Tune in to the White House Maker Faire!We've got another big first happening at the White House tomorrow, and our guests are making a lot of things besides history: President Obama will celebrate innovators, entrepreneurs, and tinkerers of all ages from across the country at the first-ever White House Maker Faire. What do we mean by "Makers," exactly? New technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and easy-to-use design software Read more

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