UC Berkeley STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students designed and built “Salto” a robot that hops! Very cool. Go to this link to read more about the “Salto” project at Berkeley. In the meantime, watch this video. Geek On!
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Watch this really funny and informative video about the need to design and make “useless” things by Simone Giertz. Here is Simone’s YouTube channel. 🙂 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will learn that not everything will go perfectly the first time. I always knew that my designs […]
STEM: Like Math? Watch This Short Video to Learn Almost All You Need to Know About Fibonacci Numbers
Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin give a very informative and funny TED Talk about that magical series of numbers that occur often in nature….the Fibonacci series. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students will learn about the Fibonacci series….may as well get a head start by watching this video. 🙂 […]
Check out the video below then go to this CNET article and the Sony KOOV web site for more information on KOOV. Here is a quick paragraph from the CNET article: “The Koov pieces contain sensors and actuators that spring to life when kids use them to build […]
I actually worked, very briefly, at Lawrence Livermore Lab with someone who eventually became an Astronaut. He has even been to space. If you want to venture into space with your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and career, NASA TV has some great information on the latest […]
PhysicsGirl Diana Cowern visits YouTube to find out what software engineers really do. NOTE: ForCarol.com College Scholarship recipient, Inyoung, now works at YouTube TV. 🙂 As Diana explains: “I left a physics job to do software engineering. Was it worth it? What do software engineers actually do? Software […]
The folks at CNET spent some time living with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog. How did it all work out? Watch this video to find out. Go here for a lot more information on Aibo. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students can learn how to design robots […]
STEM student Sofia Mehmood gives a terrific TED Talk on Biomedical Engineering. In this talk Sofia introduces the audience to biology, cell organelles, stem cells, synthetic biology, cancer stem cells, DNA, and more. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will be looking solving and researching the biomedical engineering […]
Sometimes in your everyday life you may need to know how to solve, or at least understand, the Fourier Series. WHAT? Well, if you are an engineer or scientist anyway. In FACT, I did my Master’s Thesis on the “Coherent Optical Determination of the Leaf Angle Distribution of […]
U.C. Berkeley’s Hybrid Robotics Lab has outfitted Cassie the Robot with Hovershoes. Cassie can now skate around campus, very cool! 🙂 To learn more, go to this IEEE Spectrum article on this research project. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) rocks! Geek On!