Education

It’s elementary: UNH Manchester student makes learning fun

Monday, March 18, 2019 Alysse Winkelmann 0
Each week, about 30 kids from the Manchester YMCA and 21st Century Community Learning Centers visit the lab to learn about various science-related topics. I keep the kids organized (making name tags, taking attendance, etc.) and the most important part  . . . provide snacks. I can describe every day in one word: crazy! But, it is so much fun. READ MORE
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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
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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
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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
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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