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IF Aerospace Event Highlights Out of this World Opportunity in Kentucky

IF Aerospace Event Highlights Out of this World Opportunity in Kentucky

Many times we talk about technology-based job opportunities for our students. The Kentucky Aerospace Industry is real. It is growing. It is an international leader. Read about the annual IF Aerospace Conference in Morehead.
Mercy Academy 1st all-girls accredited STEM school

Mercy Academy 1st all-girls accredited STEM school

From WLKY.com: LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Mercy Academy is the nation's first all-girls school to become an accredited STEM school. Mercy is working to get more women into the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Education in Nature website

Georgia Pacific’s Education in Nature Program

The Education In Nature program including videos, lesson plans and downloads that facilitate fun environmental education.
Enter the 2016 EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Enter the 2016 EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. Usually the announcement is posted in the fall with judging and winners announced in the spring or summer.
Lexington doctor uses origami to teach kids about heart health

Lexington doctor uses origami to teach kids about heart health

From the Herald-Leader: A Lexington doctor stands before 50 restless second-graders who have been herded into Maxwell Elementary School’s cafeteria. Her mission is to keep their attention for an hour and teach them the importance of exercising, eating right and not smoking.
Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. Slowed down by gas, the planet settled into a distant elliptical orbit, where it still lurks today.
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