STEM: Watch This Short TED Talk Video to Learn What it Takes to Launch the FIREBall Telescope

University of Arizona astronomer Professor Erika Hamden (also see her personal web site here) leads a team involved with launching the FIREBall telescope to help her and her team learn how stars are created. Failure is not an option, even though it happens….you learn from your mistakes, you get back up, and try and try again. I know. Gotta love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). … Continue reading STEM: Watch This Short TED Talk Video to Learn What it Takes to Launch the FIREBall Telescope

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) as I progressed. It is … Continue reading STEM: “Why You Should Make Useless Things” A Short TED Talk by Simone Giertz