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STEM: “Why You Should Make Useless Things” A Short TED Talk by Simone Giertz

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 would need to be improved (or sometimes completely trashed and start over)

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STEM: Sony Introduces the KOOV Programmable Blocks for Kids

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 shapes and models. The completed sculptures can be wirelessly connected to a

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STEM: If you want to be an Astronaut and Work on the Space Station Watch this Cool Video

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 happenings in the world of Space. Watch the video below for the

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STEM: Watch as PhysicsGirl Explains What Programmers Really Do

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 engineers and programmers code everything from virtual reality to artificial intelligence to

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STEM: A Short Video Showing How One Family Lived with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog for a Week

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 that can help people feel wanted, loved, and needed. How cool is

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STEM: Interested in Biomedical Engineering? Watch this TEDxYouth Talk.

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 questions that Sofia introduces here. Enjoy! 🙂 Geek On!

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STEM: What the heck is a Fourier Series? Watch this video to find out.

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 Corn” (Google it!) and guess what I had to understand and use……you

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