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IN OUR SCHOOLS: Stepping up their knowledge of STEM

By John Boucha In standard16th December, 2014 IN OUR SCHOOLS: Stepping up their knowledge of STEM

Eighth-grade girls from Grand Forks recently participated in a STEM camp in Fargo, according to the district. Students involved in the district’s GirlsTech Club participated in field trips and other events to expand their knowledge of STEM-related careers, which are traditionally held by males. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The GUESS Camp

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STEM for girls deepens knowledge and opens eyes

By david.demuth In standard9th December, 2014 STEM for girls deepens knowledge and opens eyes

Attracting girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has been a difficult feat for many educators over the years, but three Minot State University alumnae are doing just that, and it’s catching on like wild fire. “STEM is kind of a buzz word right now,” said Melissa Stanley (’84, ’86), Edison Elementary School teacher. “The

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UND students enters rocket in NASA competition against 27 other teams

By John Boucha In standard3rd December, 2014 UND students enters rocket in NASA competition against 27 other teams

A group of UND students have their eyes on the sky. For the sixth year in a row, a team of a dozen UND students has been selected by NASA to compete in the Student Launch Challenge. The group’s adviser, physics and astrophysics professor Tim Young, said it has gotten progressively harder to get into

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NE Regional Meeting Explores Collaborative Opportunities to Enhance STEM Learning

By John Boucha In standard20th November, 2014 NE Regional Meeting Explores Collaborative Opportunities to Enhance STEM Learning

The Northeast region of the North Dakota STEM Network convened a gathering of 30 area educators, community leaders, economic developers, and industry representatives at the Gorecki Alumni Center on UND Campus on November 13. The focus of regional meetings is to explore partnerships, opportunities, and efforts to increase the level of STEM based learning in

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ND STEM Network attends STEMx Conference

By John Boucha In standard20th November, 2014 ND STEM Network attends STEMx Conference

The North Dakota STEM Network was represented at the STEMxchange conference in Columbus Ohio on November 17 & 18. The STEMxchange is organized by Battelle Education as an interactive learning and collaborative experience to help STEMx network collaborators share best practices, know what resources are available through the network, and learn how best to use

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State Tackles New Science Standards

By John Boucha In standard13th November, 2014 State Tackles New Science Standards

Science may be the next subject to get a makeover in North Dakota schools as the state weighs whether to implement new standards. Updated math and English language arts standards — known throughout the country as Common Core — have already taken effect in North Dakota and at least 40 other states. Now, states must

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LRSC Prepares Students for Careers in Wind Energy Industry

By John Boucha In standard28th October, 2014 LRSC Prepares Students for Careers in Wind Energy Industry

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Brendon Ruppell, Patrick Becker and Joseph Lordson joked around as they loaded up their climbing gear last week at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. As first-year wind energy tech students, the trio was getting ready to scale the school’s nearly 300-foot-tall wind turbine. With the only wind energy technician