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2016
Halloween is a great opportunity for teachers to get their students involved in creative projects while also engaging with some fundamental coding and electronics techniques. Classroom-friendly devices such as BBC micro:bit, Raspberry Pi and Codebug offer the perfect combination of functions and capabilities to add a high-tech twist to some classic Halloween design projects. We collected some of our favourites...   Bat with flapping wings - BBC micro:bit     The 3D printing an ...
The history of engineering can be traced directly alongside the evolution of the modern world, with countless scientific breakthroughs and revolutions marking mankind’s journey towards ever more sophisticated methods of controlling and exploiting the world around them.                                A complete history of all of these disc ...
In our modern world of specific academic majors, pop culture stereotypes and sharply defined career paths, artists and engineers are thought to be like oil and water. But some engineers and artists are embracing the differences of their disciplines to find creative solutions to our day’s most challenging problems. And in finding solutions, they’re finding common ground, too. Visualizing innovationGenetic engineers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (known as Einstein, for sh ...
A partnership between Netflix and the Girl Scouts aims to get girls interested in science early on-and stay there. Girl Scouts meet accomplished women from a variety of companies at Netflix headquarters to learn more about STEM opportunities(via GirlScouts)   Since the late 1980s, the number of women undergraduates pursuing careers in computer science and technology has dropped nearly 20 percent, from 37 percent in 1984 to just 18 percent today. And this despite the fact that computer scie ...
Kano kits teach kids the basics of programming and electronics with camera, speaker, and light board kits. All the kits work with one another (via Kano)   With endless campaigns, programs, and websites dedicated to teaching kids the basics of programming, the concept doesn't seem as wild as it did a few years ago. Every month there seems to be a new program or device hoping to get kids interested in programming. And this month is no different. Kano, a computer company based out of East Lo ...