The STEM Discovery Lab was buzzing earlier this month — literally. Educators sporting bee antenna headbands buzzed their way around the room as part of a lesson in apple tree cross-pollination during a “Food, Land and People” curriculum training. READ MORE
Making maps is no less creative now, but with new technology there are so many new possibilities for who can create and share innovative and informative maps and connect through the stories they tell. READ MORE
Know a young woman involved in robotics? Or someone who is designing apps or teaching herself programming language? Perhaps you know a young woman who experiences barriers to technology but has worked hard to pursue computing aspirations despite those obstacles. Encourage her to apply! READ MORE
These New Hampshire teachers joined more than 500 others at this national workshop to learn middle and high school computer science curricula while also addressing topics like equity, recruitment and teaching practices. READ MORE
I saw a lot of kids fail this month during our Design-Make-Code summer programs. It made me and our instructors happy. The best teachers know failure is part of the learning process and encourage their students to fail. Not permanently, but as a way to foster creative problem solving. READ MORE
So, what exactly is regenerative manufacturing and what makes it so exciting? In simple terms, it’s the engineering and growing of tissues and organs in labs. This innovative new industry has the potential to change how we approach healthcare and treat disease. READ MORE
To hear some tell it, today’s teenagers do nothing but stare at screens and play video games all day. And while there may be a small kernel of truth in that accusation, it is certainly not the whole story. READ MORE
Can you imagine a Boeing 747 powered completely by solar panels? Manchester West High School sophomore Noah Orr could and wanted to figure out if it’s possible. Orr is participating in the STEM Discovery Lab’s Agnes Lindsay STEM Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Orr is conducting a research project with the support of his mentor, University of New Hampshire Manchester Biotechnology student Tina Minard.