Space Opportunities and News

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Student unmanned aircraft competitions, opportunities to launch payloads on NASA rockets, a space anniversary, and more.

Book Review: Women of Steel and Stone

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This book contains the inspiring stories of 22 women architects, engineers, and landscape designers during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day

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I am happy to be tackling once again the subject of getting girls into the STEM majors, this time in honor of Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day. To better understand the problem about why so few women are going in engineering, Intel conducted a study among 1,004 teens to determine their perception of engineering. The study was “designed to determine teens’ perceptions of engineering as

STEM to STEAM: The Importance of Arts in Science

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For this month’s Muse of Nerds, I quickly grabbed onto the STEM to STEAM movement (adding ‘arts’ to the technical.) Creativity is the foundation for advancement in all fields. The arts — writing, music, art, theater and dance — paired with science, technology, engineering and math, foster a relationship between both sides of the brain for maximum human innovation potential. Trying to place STEM at

Kari Byron, Mythbuster Mom: How Do You Get Kids Interested in Science?

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GeekMom is thrilled to bring our readers another column by Kari Byron, the female face on the hit Discovery Channel show MythBusters and host of the Science Channel’s new Head Rush. Kari sends us regular updates on life as a MythBuster Mom. Science is hot right now. Everywhere I travel parents are in a panic to get their kids interested in science. I guess one