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MicroEmpowering DIY Lava Lamp Workshop

Posted by Guest Editor on Thursday, June 13, 2013,

Come out and join the MicroEmpowering team in a STEM education and eco-art workshop at Socrates Sculpture Park on Saturday, June 15th from 12pm-3pm.


Through this interactive workshop participants will be taught how to create a lava lamp using 
everyday household items and recycled materials. These vibrant, mesmerizing lamps are a fun and exciting way to get children involved in math and science. All materials will be provided on site. This workshop is open to children and their families on a ...


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NASA Casts a Wide Net for STEM Education Partners

Posted by Guest Editor on Thursday, February 21, 2013,
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NASA Casts a Wide Net for STEM Education Partners
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA is inviting potential partners to help the agency achieve its strategic goals for education. 

Using its unique missions, discoveries, and assets, NASA supports education inside and outside the formal classroom to inspire and motivate educators and learners of all ages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The agency is seeking unfunded partnerships with organizations to engage new or b...

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MicroEmpowering Won the STEM App Challenge from ADL - U.S. Department of Defense!

Posted by Guest Editor on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Must read 
Microempowering.org is proud to announce that we have been awarded 1st prize from the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative from the Department of Defense, after launching our STEM education app on May 25th!!!

The Curiosity School - STEM series app by MicroEmpowering is a greener alternative for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to curious students. This iPad app has been designed to promote a “learn by doing” approach to education. It is a hands-...
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Are you familiar with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees?

Posted by Editor on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Top 10 
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM scholarships are college scholarships for students who are majoring in those fields of study. There are a wide variety of STEM degrees, including majors in pharmacy, biology, computer programming, business, healthcare, social sciences and engineering.
 
In order for the United States to remain competitive in the international market, we must encourage science education in schools. Int...
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Statement by the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative at Rio+20

Posted by Guest Editor, Sustainability on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : News 
As Chancellors, Presidents, Rectors, Deans and Leaders of Higher Education Institutions and related organizations, we acknowledge the responsibility that we bear in the international pursuit of sustainable development. On the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Rio de Janeiro from 20-22 June 2012, we agree to support the following actions:

Teach sustainable development concepts, ensuring that they form a part of the core curriculum across all discipl...
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STEM Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Posted by Editor on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Must read 
Education in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM, provides many benefits to students. STEM scholarships and college education can lead to work in fields which are vital to almost every aspect of our modern world, from the roads we drive on to finding cures for diseases. 

Women, however, are not represented as highly in these fields as they are in the rest of the work force. United States Census Bureau data shows that woman make up 48 percent of the total workforce, bu...
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Why STEM Education is Important?

Posted by Carolina Cabral Murphy on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : News 
In the early 1960s, The United States had three times as many scientists as countries such as the Soviet Union. It was spending seven times more money on scientific research than Europe. The United States had made 80 percent of all scientific discoveries from the 1930s to the 1960s. Not surprisingly, the United States has been the dominant science superpower since the 1950s.

The United States owes its status to its investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educat...
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NASA Quest Challenges - What are They?

Posted by NASA's website on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Must read 

NASA Quest Challenges are Web-based, interactive explorations designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. The solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel.

The content of NASA Quest Challenges follows real NASA tasks with the goal of involving young people in developing tomorrow's solutions, while inspiring them towards careers in science and engineering. As students work in teams to mirror NASA career roles, agency experts are available to ...


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STEM Women All-Stars Hit the Road

Posted by Guest reposted from Office of Science and Technology Policy. on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Must read 
Last week, at the release of the White House Girls in STEM video, some of the Nation’s top women scientists and engineers took a break from their daily responsibilities at the heights of Federal, private, and academic science and technology enterprises to urge girls to open their minds to careers in these fields. Their voices joined a chorus of women across the country who are making it part of their mission to inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Over the...

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Science Thursday, Taking Paper Airplanes To The Next Level...

Posted by Guest Editor, NPR on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Must read 
Leif Ristroph and colleagues at NYU are designing tiny paper aircraft and making them fly using a pot, a speaker and a bunch of straws. When the subwoofer plays a low-frequency tone, it pushes the air above it up and down, which is funneled through the pot and straws, creating a flow of pulsing air.

The system simulates flapping flight by taking the flap out of the wing and putting it into the air. Ristroph explains what his aircraft are teaching him about stable flight.

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Looking for last minute Holiday Gifts?

Posted by MicroEmpowering Editor on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Must read 
Visit our on line store, 92% of the profits are reverted to fund our Educational Workshops

On Dec 21, if you order FREE Two-Day Shipping before 8 p.m. PST (which varies by item) item gets to location before Christmas. Dec 21 is the last full day to order One-Day Shipping ($3.99/item)

On Dec 22, if you order One-Day Shipping ($3.99/item) before 4:30 p.m. PST (which varies by item) item gets to location before Christmas.

  
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Social Innovation for Undergrads

Posted by Editor CM on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : News 

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 18 /CSRwire/ - For undergraduates interested in social innovation and developing well thought-out solutions to the world's problems, the Society and Business Lab (SBL) at the USC Marshall School of Business in conjunction with the School of Policy, Planning and Development has announced a social entrepreneurship minor that will begin in fall 2011.

The interdisciplinary minor will be open to all USC undergraduate students who are seeking to understand the global context of soc...


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