We had a great time at @tomsriverregionalschools training teachers on how they can use #TheMiniOne for fun, engaging, inquiry-based bioscience education. Thanks to our friends for their help with the mass transit of MiniOnes! 💪💪💪
📣 Last days to apply to our spring Junior ILP: Conservation Biology!!!
This is an unique unit with amazing field study opportunities with scientists working in conservation today, such as visiting a wild cave to discuss the interconnectedness of ecosystems, seeing live coral, and interacting with rehabilitated animals.
🗓Thursdays, from March 7 until April 25 (8 sessions), 9:30-11am.
You've been asking for pen pal letters to be available to everyone, and now they are! Announcing Picture a Scientist: the newest program from Letters to a Pre-Scientist.
Letters from real scientists - plus an accompanying lesson plan and educational materials - now free and available for middle school teachers everywhere. Help students explore new STEM careers and deepen their understanding of a few of the paths that exist to become a STEM professional.
Link in bio.
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With a huge proportion of #STEM professionals dedicating their lives to helping people prevent germs, combat diseases, and live longer, the #BigBangFair hosts some of the leading companies in health presenting scenarios they deal with every day, and even some that they are yet to deal with…
A not-to-be-missed show is 'Deadly diseases', by global healthcare company @GSK in collaboration with @madsciencewm. Come and find out all about germs, microorganisms and the spread of bacteria. 🦠 Using UV water spray, UV powder experiments and a huge colour explosion you’ll see how quickly germs can be spread but also how easily some can be stopped. Then they’ll need some volunteers to help explain the signs and symptoms of malaria, how quickly it can be spread and what happens in your body. 🦟 Lastly, using a huge smoke cannon experiment, they’ll demonstrate how far an airborne disease can travel just by coughing! 😷
Over at the @publichealthengland stand, learn about the work being done to protect the health of the nation, including being part of an outbreak scenario to see how they track infections in real time.
Also in the category of interactive health is the Bio_Hazard 2027 game hosted by @eurekaedinburgh: modelling a worldwide outbreak of an unknown virus, it challenges participants to track and combat its spread, focusing on the science of virology and vaccine creation.
Annie J. Easley began her career as a "human computer" for NASA in 1955. As "human computers" started to be replaced by machines, Annie became an expert computer programmer using programming languages like the Formula Translating System (Fortran) and the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) to support a number of NASA’s programs. She developed and implemented code used in researching energy-conversion systems, analyzing alternative power technology - including the battery technology that was used for early hybrid vehicles, as well as for the Centaur upper-stage rocket. #BlackHistoryMonth
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently hosted a family STEM event.
This event was to encourage educating our children and making a committed promise to growing STEM careers.
How exciting?! It is great to hear that so many people are passionate about the growth of future STEM careers.
Like and share this article if you are excited to hear about the work being done for future STEM majors!
Do you have a K-8 scholar who loves LEGOs, coding and having fun 🤖😎🎉? Sign them up today for #steamsaturdays at one of four Charlotte-area locations. Spring courses begin Feb. 23 and run Saturdays through March 23. One course is $30 or sign up for the entire series (5 courses) for just $125!
Register today 👉 bit.ly/DBcourses2019
Roger Arliner Young was the first African American woman to receive a doctorate in Zoology, and contributed much to the research on the fertilization process in marine organisms and the processes of hydration and dehydration in living cells. #BlackHistoryMonth#WomeninSTEM
Happy Day 16 of #LTERlove! Today we feature Konza Prairie Biological Station centered on one of the most productive (and endangered) grasslands in North America – the tallgrass prairie. Konza studies effects of fire, grazing and climatic variability on grassland ecology.
Bison are an integral part of Konza research. Scientists seek to discover the roles that their grazing plays on plant growth in the prairie ecosystem. They were reintroduced in 1987 and have numbered upwards of 300 individuals.
Scientists at Konza use controlled burns to study fire effects on the tallgrass prairie. Periodic fires are an important part of the prairie ecosystem, and Konza researchers look at how interactions between plants, animals, and the environment differ before and after fires.
Education for all ages is also a big part of Konza LTER. Teachers bring classes to experience the prairie and the creek and even learn to collect data, which is entered onto an online database, combined with other classes' data, and made available to anyone curious about the student data at Konza Prairie.
Some Konza Love:
"Because we have experimentally manipulated fire disturbance, Konza Prairie is a starkly heterogeneous landscape. What I love most about Konza is being able to explore the ecosystem-level consequences of that heterogeneity." -@Kent_Connell, grad student
"I love that early morning fieldwork Konza is rewarded with a beautiful sunrise." -Jaide Allenbrand, grad student
Learn more about Konza on their website:
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Assemblywoman Solages visited Midreshet Shalhevet! In attendance was Teach NYS network member Sara Yastrab.
Having done an interview/podcast/photoshoot each day this past week, the interviews for the year have truely kicked off and I’m so excited to spend another year sharing my story whilst advocating for young people, LGTB people and diversity in general! Loved this interview for #SXSW with @screen_qld and @griffithuniversity ✨✨✨
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It's Day 15 of #LTERlove! Welcome to the Kellogg Biological Station LTER Program, where researchers study the ecology of Midwest cropping systems & agricultural landscapes to learn how agriculture can provide both high yields and environmental outcomes that benefit society.
Here's some KBS LTER love:
"What I love about @KelloggBioStn is that it's RELEVANT. Almost 50% of US land area is agriculture! Research at KBS is helping us learn how we can manage these systems sustainably." -Julie Doll, Ed/Outreach specialist
LTER network researcher Merryl Alber, Dir. of UGA MarineSci, was so inspired by her visit to Kellogg LTER that she wrote a poem about it! Its called 'When I heard the learn’d agronomer' and you can read it here: bit.ly/learndagronomer
An important part of Kellogg is mentoring the next gen of scientists through their REU program. The research and education staff love to see undergrads gain confidence in conducting research, writing & giving presentations about their work.
Read more about the sustainable agriculture and ecological research, outreach, and education programs at KBS:
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“25-year-old Kenyan Engineer and innovator, Roy Allela recently helped humanity take another step in this direction. Allele designed new gloves that will improve communication between those who are deaf and those who cannot understand sign language.”
🌼Handmade Flower Spoons🥄(for sale on my website in LIMITED quantities: click the link in my bio and search flower spoons), sunshine🌞 and a couple of giggly kids🤗 makes for a fun filled fabulous day🌈!
👉 I made these spoons from some special flowers I received from my mom over winter break. Do you like them? Should I make more?🤗 Opinionsss please 😘💗!!