Girls Really Enjoy Engineering & Science: The 3D-GREES Story

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Recently, Studica had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Epps, Assistant Principal at Douglas Byrd High School and 3D-GREES Program Coordinator, about their innovative program. GREES is an acronym that stands for Girls Really Enjoy Engineering & Science. This program is an innovative practicum experience for girls designed to expose them to science, 3D technology, increase achievement and improve attendence. And it's working! … Read More

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Westfield Vocational Technical selected as a model school STEM Program

kristielAll Topics, fischertechnik, STEM Education

In case you missed the big news that was all over the wire services and the internet a week or so back, Studica recently selected Westfield Vocational Technical High School to act as a model school for the fischertechnik STEM Lab Program. As you probably know from our past blog postings, the fischertechnik STEM Lab Program incorporates the state-of-the-art fischertechnik … Read More

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Game Design Curriculum Program for STEM Education from GameSalad

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, New Releases, STEM Education

For those of you unfamiliar with GameSalad, it is a 2D game development program that does not require coding. GameSalad is great for education. They have recently released new product offerings that are designed to assist educators teach project-based learning for STEM related concepts using game design that includes curriculum. These can be used to create gamification titles, video games … Read More

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STEM Education, Steve Wolf & fischertechnik – What’s the Connection?

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We just returned from attending the big US News STEM Conference in Austin, TX. Needless to say, this was a great opportunity for us to connect one-on-one with many of the movers and shakers in the STEM education community, from curriculum developers and district heads, to executives from corporations like Shell Oil, and IBM. Advocates of STEM Education While they … Read More

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Taking STEM Education on the Road with fischertechnik

kristielAll Topics, fischertechnik, STEM Education

This month, Studica and fischertechnik will be appearing at two important national conferences, both of which are focused on improving STEM education. The first is the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference in Austin, Texas, which started Monday and runs until Wednesday, June 19th. What is STEM Education? US News STEM Solutions National Conference In only the second year, this is … Read More

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Big News for STEM Education Funding | Six Reasons to Get Excited

kristielAll Topics, STEM Education

US Commits $3.1 Billion for STEM Education Funding What does this commitment to STEM Education funding mean for students? If you’re an educator or a well informed citizen, you’ve probably heard the news about the Obama Administration committing a significant amount of money…$3.1 billion dollars in fact… to improving STEM education. If you are interested in acquiring education grants, check out this … Read More

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Empowering STEM Teaching for Inspiration & Success

kristielAll Topics, STEM Education

Improving STEM Teaching If we want to succeed in our efforts to create a more competitive workforce, STEM teaching is a pillar of our success. Google has recently announced its support for the national STEM Teacher Corps. With the rise in importance of STEM Education and the incentives given to students who excel in these studies, it only seems natural to thank … Read More

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How to Secure Grants for Education

kristielAll Topics, Funding, STEM Education

The Educator’s Dilemma: Securing Grants for Education to Get Funding for your Students As you well know, we are currently in a period of major education changes. Teachers and administrators are deeply concerned with finding ways to address the new , Common Core Standards which are being put into place across the US but with limited funding securing grants for … Read More

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Career Choices for STEM

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Many years ago, long before my time at Studica, I worked with a non-profit, dedicated to assisting displaced, out-of-work individuals and those new to the work world to identify new career choices.  I was amazed to learn of the education, skills and work experiences some of my clients could offer to future employers. For some, the process of lifelong learning … Read More

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New STEM Solutions from fischertechnik

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For today’s blog entry, I wanted to share some information on the new fischertechnik STEM solutions product releases for the 2013, including the all new Optics set. This year will feature 5 all new kits from fischertechnik, as well as 2 upgrades to existing sets. This includes three additions to the Basic Line and one to the Advanced line (both … Read More

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