I stayed overnight in Baltimore earlier this month and discovered an unexpected museum across from my airport-area hotel. Next time you are near BWI, consider making a stop at the National Electronics Museum. It is packed with fascinating gadgetry, and every exhibit functions perfectly! Many of the docents worked at Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems , headquartered…

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Four University of Arizona organizations will come together on Friday, October 30, to commemorate the planting of the UA’s moon tree. Truly a STEAM event, the Poetry Center, the Lunar and Planetary Lab, the Tree Ring Research Laboratory, and the Campus Arboretum will celebrate the sycamore that graces the UA campus between Flandrau Science Center and…

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Snippet of computer code

Coding is moving mainstream. Rafts of articles are showing up on business and education sites, touting the benefits of teaching kids to code. One of the biggest things that gets lost in the noise is the idea that learning to code is simply learning another way to communicate, just another language. These languages differ from…

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Green saguaro with clouds of steam above it, with words STEAM in the Desert

Ever wonder about the organizations behind the STEM and STEAM programs in Southern Arizona? Here’s a quick roundup, in no order but alphabetical, of just a few of the *whos* responsible for the amazing learning opportunities that happen here!   LOCAL Bio5 Institute at the University of Arizona http://www.bio5.org/ Biosphere 2 http://b2science.org/ Children’s Museum Tucson http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org/…

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Earlier this month, Tucson Hebrew Academy, a private K—8 school in Arizona, presented its first-ever Community STEM Festival. Since attending the event, I have talked with people who were also part of the festival, both exhibitors and visitors, and universally I have heard words like amazing and terrific used to describe their experience that day.…

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I had been waiting a while to catch this moment and SARSEF‘s 2015 Future Innovators Night was my chance. This child was checking out the Mad Science Tucson display at the event, and I just happened to be walking past. In fact, the resident mad scientist running the display was about to pack up his equipment…

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As new technologies transform the world around us faster than ever, entrepreneurship is becoming an essential skill for the 21st Century. Startup Tucson’s Startup STEM Camp will introduce attendees to cutting edge technology and teach entrepreneurial skills to solve problems, improve the world, and start businesses. This week-long camp will feature technology demonstrations and guest…

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