Education

Better Together: Kids are the winners thanks to UNH STEM Lab collaborative partners

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Emily Kerr 0
When I did my student teaching at a middle school in Manchester, I remember many days of feeling overwhelmed by the challenges some students faced. The onset of adolescence alone can be a turbulent time. Combine that with factors such as financial instability, trauma, mental health issues and lack of support systems, and it can become a nearly impossible time for youth to navigate successfully. READ MORE
Education

What’s all the buzz about in the UNH STEM Lab?

Friday, November 23, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
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
Education

A New Age for Maps

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
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
Education

Giving young women in computer science a boost

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Emily Kerr 1
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
Education

Failure is Not an Option

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
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
Education

#BioHackNH: Right Place, Right Time

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
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
School News

Thanks, STEM!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
You read a lot lately about how practicing gratitude can improve your mental well-being. But have you ever thought specifically about why you are grateful for science? READ MORE
School News

Teenagers These Days

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Emily Kerr 0
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