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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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MicroEmpowering Product Giveaway!

Posted by Guest Editor on Sunday, April 28, 2013,
Microempowering would like to give a big thank you for all the support you have shown us.
 
We will be hosting a giveaway of more than 100 products.
 This product giveaway will start on May 1st and will end on June 1st. All you have to do for a chance to win is subscribe to our newsletter mailing list! You can do that right on our blog page.
 
The winners will be selected randomly but everyone has a high chance of winning! Once selected, the winners will be requested to provide us with their first...

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Report Advises Utilities on Unintentional Islanding Risk for Distributed Generation

Posted by Guest Editor on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, In : News 
A Sandia National Laboratories report details a procedure to quickly determine whether utilities need an additional unintentional islanding study when evaluating the proposed interconnection of new distributed generation (DG), which includes photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Islanding occurs when the DG continues to energize a load well after it is disconnected from the utility source, and when established accidentally, islanding can adversely affect personnel safety and equipment integrity. Followi...
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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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Green Energy Matrix in the US Food System

Posted by Guest Editor on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Must read 
Energy breakdown for the food production system includes about 20 percent of overall energy used in agricultural production, 14 percent for transport, 16 percent for processing, another 7 percent for packaging, 4 percent in food retailing 7 percent in restaurants and caterers and a whopping 32 percent goes to home refrigeration and preparation.

What do you think are the solutions to this challenge:


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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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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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Who's leading the impact investing movement?

Posted by Guest Editor on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : News 
GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Ratings System), a project of B Lab, announced the names of the 12 North American GIIRS Pioneer Funds. These firms are the leading private equity and venture capital funds with a focus on impact investing. The 12 North American GIIRS Pioneer Funds join the 13 other Pioneer Funds that invest in the emerging markets that GIIRS previously announced at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April.

The Emerging Market GIIRS Pioneer Funds include the Acumen ...
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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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Do you want to host a workshop at your school, community center, or educational institution?

Posted by Empowering Editor on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Must read 
Join or host one of our STEM education workshops!

Give us a call or send an email to: website [@] microempowering.com and we can coordinate our agendas or provide you with a vast list of resources and materials such as;

Resources:

PBS, public television stations and content producers rely on organizations like the following to help us stay informed about STEM initiatives.

International Society for Technology in Education: ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and educati...
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A UK scientist studying volcanic vents in the ocean says they hold a grave warning for future marine ecosystems

Posted by Guest Editor, BBC on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Must read 
These vents have naturally acidified waters that hint at how our seas might change if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise. They are conditions that would make it harder for corals and similar organisms to make the hard parts in their bodies.

Dr Jason Hall-Spencer's work suggests our oceans could lose perhaps 30% of their biodiversity this century. The Plymouth University researcher has been presenting his latest findings to a major conference in Vancouver, Canada.

"I am inves...
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