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The Tubric
The Tubric is a fun, hands-on way to practice the often-challenging task of writing a Driving Question for a project. It helps you practice framing initial words, person or entity, action or challe…
STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources! – Teacher Reboot Camp
inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. The field of Science, Technology, En…
About | Corning Museum of Glass
Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated…
Cracking the mystery of nature’s toughest material — ScienceDaily
More commonly known as mother-of-pearl, nacre’s combination of hardness and resilience has mystified scientists for more than 80 years. If humans could mimic it, it could lead to a new generati…
The case for creativity in STEAM
Equity in STEM areas for girls and other under-represented groups is not a matter of finding the young people who can do the work asked by the current curriculum, but to find new curricular areas a…
Famous Women Scientists – List of More Than 90
“women in the sciences including medicine and mathematics. You may recognize some of these famous women scientists; others may be new to you and worth further exploring. ”
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Cleaning up the Plastics Mess. What Role Do Engineers Play?
Ferreira’s testing found that the average quantity of microplastics removed from the samples was 87.6 percent. A nice addition to this project is that Ferreira used free spectrometry software cal…
Top 10 Engineering Role Models
A role model is someone who the public (and in particular, the youth) admires, and who inspires them towards a particular pathin life.One engineer can change the world far more than an athlete, an…
Ruled surface – Wikipedia
Doubly ruled surfaces are the inspiration for curved hyperboloid structures that can be built with a latticework of straight elements, namely:Hyperbolic paraboloids, such as saddle roofs.Hyperboloi…
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo – Wikipedia
The layout of the building is in the form of a cross, from which eight hyperbolic parabolas rise in a manner similar to the slightly later landmark cathedral located in San Francisco, also referred…
Möbius strip – Wikipedia
a Möbius strip can be created by taking a paper strip and giving it a half-twist, and then joining the ends of the strip to form a loop. However, the Möbius strip is not a surface of only one exa…
Built Robotics raises $33M for its self-driving construction equipment | TechCrunch
one equipment operator to oversee a fleet of vehicles working autonomously in parallel, hopping in the cab only for tasks the machine can’t handle.Built focuses on converting the popular construc…
Tractor overturn prediction using a bouncing ball model could save the lives of farmers — ScienceDaily
Overturning tractors are the leading cause of death for farmers around the world. In order to reduce the rate of overturned tractors, researchers have developed a model for understanding the condit…
Where the Art Studio Meets the Makerspace
Integrate STEAM into your school through arts-based maker projects using digital fabrication tools commonly found in makerspaces like 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and CNC machin…
DNA ‘origami’ takes flight in emerging field of nano machines: Nanoscale devices open new era in biomedical research and materials science — ScienceDaily
DNA mechanotechnology’ is a new field to engineer DNA machines that generate, transmit and sense mechanical forces at the nanoscale. Potential uses for such devices include drug delivery device…
Shape-shifting robot built from ‘smarticles’ shows new locomotion strategy — ScienceDaily
Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, buildin…
LIFESABER®: A Limitless Power Supply For Wilderness Survival by Marvin Weinberger — Kickstarter
LIFESABER®: A Limitless Power Supply For Wilderness SurvivalNever a dead cellphone. Comes with breakthrough USB generator, light/siren, UV water purifier and plasma firestarter…
SWENext Newsletters – Society of Women Engineers
SWENext NewslettersEach month women engineers send newsletters directly to our SWENext members. These newsletters contain STEM career and education advice, scholarship tips, and SWE announcem…
The Engines of Our Ingenuity: Main Page
The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Written and hosted by John Lienhard and other contributors, it is heard nation…
Dr. Andy Boyd – Houston Public Media