Category «STEM»

STEM Challenge – Marshmallow Challenge

My students competed in their first STEM Challenge this week. They worked in small groups to do the Marshmallow Challenge. Students had to build the tallest structure to support the marshmallow out of 20 strands of spaghetti, a piece of tape, and yarn. The winning team had a tower that reached 27 inches high! After …

STEAM Career of the Week – Biomedical Engineer

Van Phillips, inventor of Flex-Foot Biomedical Engineer Job Description:  Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products (artificial organs, prostheses, medical information systems, and health management systems) Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s Possible Job Titles:  Biomedical Technician, Biomedical Engineer, Research Engineer, Professor, Clinical Engineer …

STEM Career of the Week – Zoologist!

Zoologist Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter Job Description:  Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats. Education:  Master’s, Bachelor’s Possible Job Titles: …

STEM Career of the week – Programmer!

Since it’s Computer Science Education Week, I thought this career deserved an encore! Programmer Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and …

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