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Overview | Lemelson-MIT Program
The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.We recognize emerging collegiate inventors whose invention…
7 Christmas Inventions and their Surprising Origins
Have you ever wondered where Christmas lights, candy canes and other holiday mainstays originated? Here we look at the history of some of the most enduring holiday-season inventions.Some of our fav…
Engineering For US All |
Engineering For US All (E4USA) is a first-of-its-kind, national initiative designed to introduce engineering design principles to a new generation of students. E4USA invites all schools, teachers,…
Expanding Engineering Education with Out-of-School Time Learning | LinkEngineering
Lack of classroom time is one of the hurdles that teachers face in providing engineering experiences for their students. Join us to discuss how Out-of-School time learning can expand STEM opportuni…
Engineering Experiences with Informal STEM Education | LinkEngineering
non-school time is opens the door for creating, exploring, and trying new things.. Out-of-school time’s importance is reflected in the growing amount of education and learning sciences research e…
Why Engineering in PreK-12? | LinkEngineering
Our world is becoming more complex, interconnected, and dependent on technology. To succeed and prosper in this century, America needs not only a robust science and engineering workforce, but also…
Unruly Splats – Coding For Kids | Active STEM Learning
Marine Debris Tracker – SciStarter
Monitor litter where you find it, from our oceans to your backyard.«lessTask Use the free app to report litter near you.Where Global, anywhere on the planetDescription Join us in creating a big…
Magic of Making – Glass Marbles
See the glass-blower at his glory hole, as he works some brilliant magic to create those magical spheres of beauty that we call marbles.”
What is American Brilliant Cut Glass?
“Cut glass” is glass that has been decorated entirely by hand by use of rotating wheels. Cuts are made in an otherwise completely smooth surface of the glass by artisans holding and movin…
American Brilliant Cut Glass | Collectors Weekly
American glass manufacturers showed off their leaded-crystal goblets, tumblers, decanters, and serving plates, each of which had been deeply cut by hand on a succession of metal, stone, and wooden…
5 incredible things scientists can make out of plastic waste
scientists rendered the PET plastics down into fibers and then coated them in silica. These fibers were then chemically treated so that they swelled up, and were then dried out into a light, porous…
Researchers directly measure ‘Cheerios effect’ forces for the first time — ScienceDaily
In a finding that could be useful in designing small aquatic robots, researchers have measured the forces that cause small objects to cluster together on the surface of a liquid — a phenomenon kno…
How we transport water in our bodies inspires new water filtration method — ScienceDaily
A multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists has discovered a new method for water filtration that could have implications for a variety of technologies, such as desalination plants, breat…
This is How the Solution Fluency Process Looks in Everyday Life – Wabisabi Learning
Questions of the Solution Fluency ProcessThe 6Ds of the Solution Fluency process are familiar to many of you by now: DEFINE: We must decide exactly what needs to be solved, and give proper conte…
Year of Engineering | Videos | STEM Events | Teacher Resources
Bring the Year of Engineering to life in the classroom. There are lesson ideas, professional development pieces for teachers, and testimonials from schools that have benefited from STEM enrichment…
Ocean Cleanup hauls its first batch of plastic trash back to shore
The catch includes huge ghost nets and microplastics as small as a millimeter in size.Recycling the plastic it recovered for use in plastic goods was always part of the team’s vision, and today i…
Sunlight turns plastic waste into key element of hydrogen fuel cells
By adding the vanadium-based catalyst to a solution containing consumer plastics, heating it to 85° C (185° F) and then exposing it all to artificial sunlight, the team was able to break down key…
How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies: Optimizing soft robots to perform specific tasks is a huge computational problem, but a new model can help — ScienceDaily
Soft robots have springy, flexible, stretchy bodies that can essentially move an infinite number of ways at any given moment. Computationally, this represents a highly complex “state represent…

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