Thank you for our STEM-tastic challenges, part II

I previously posted photos of the items received in the STEM-tastic challenges project with donorschoose.org. I received the rest of the goodies and wanted to post a photo of them as well. I assure you that these items will all come together to make fun and engaging STEM project, even though they look like the …

Geeky Shirt Friday!

Here’s this week’s edition of Geeky Shirt Friday. Today’s shirt represents one of my favorite icons of my childhood. Do you know what it is?

STEM Career of the Week – Archeologist

Archeologist Howard Carter at King Tut’s tomb Job Description:  Conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery. Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral Possible Job Titles:  Archaeologist, Associate Director, Curator, Director of Research Center, Principal Archaeologist, …

Thank you for our STEM-tastic challenges. Fully Funded!

I’m very excited to report that my DonorsChoose.org project for STEM-tastic challenge supplies was fully funded. Wow, so thankful for the support for my classroom.  The items started arriving yesterday. As I unpacked them while students were working on a project, they were very confused. I supposed it would be strange to see items like …

Geeky Shirt Friday!

I’m home with my son who has the stomach bug, so there will be no Geeky Shirt Friday photo today. Stay tuned for next week’s post!

STEM Career of the Week – Architect

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water Job Description:  Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings. Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s Possible Job Titles:  Intern Architect, …

My week at the Siemens STEM Institute

This is a post that I should have written quite a while ago. I haven’t put it off because of laziness, but because I’ve really been struggling to find the right words that will do this topic justice. Back in March, I was notified that I had been selected as one of fifty (yes, 5-0) …

We want STEM-tastic challenges!

Over the summer, I was selected as one of fifty teachers nationwide to be a fellow at the Siemens STEM Institute (more on that in another post I’m working on) in Washington DC. While there, I participated in the most amazing, hands-on, collaborative projects that truly inspired me to jump feet-first into STEM education. My …

Let the beat go on!

“Let the beat go on” bracelets, on sale for $2 each I am currently advising one of my students as she goes through the process of earning her Girl Scouts Gold Award. She is focusing on making our school district a safer place. Her goal is to raise money to pay for CPR certification for …

#BIF10

#BIF10 = Business Innovation Factory Summit, year 10. It was held at Trinity Rep in Providence. A selfie with Wendy Cotta, fellow MassCUE board member. Excited for the day to begin! Wow, what an experience. We listened to the stories of so many influential, innovative, inspiring, and successful people. From Richard Wurman (the co-founder of …

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