Monthly Archives: June 2013

USA Wind Map

An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We’ve done our best…

ND STEM Boot Camp

Mayville State University hosted a STEM Boot Camp this week to introduce STEM and 21st Century learning practices to K-12 teachers and administrators who work in proximity to MaSU. During the three day boot camp teachers are engaged in learning techniques which include engineering design, backward design, cooperative learning, and centerpiece brainstorming, all engaging and…

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ND Considers Adoption of the NGSS

A five-member team from North Dakota traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa.. to participate in the Building Capacity for State Science Education (BCSSE)  conference June 7–8, 2013. The conference theme, “Building State Teams to Implement the Vision for K-12 Science Education,” focused on the implementation of the recently finalized  Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The North Dakota contingent was led…

Microsampling Air Pollution

By PETER ANDREY SMITH and MAYETA CLARK   Near the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Brooklyn, Michael Heimbinder stood near a blue mailbox, head down, poking at his smartphone. A graph appeared: a single line plotting ambient carbon monoxide exposure in the neighborhood.   Minutes later, he ran over to an idling Honda Pilot and held a small,…

Project Kaleidoscope: Advancing what works in STEM education

Sustainability Improves Student Learning in STEM (SISL in STEM) Project Kaleidoscope, Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future, and the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS) are joining expertise on behalf of students to: increase their learning in undergraduate STEM courses, and better prepare them for the real-world 21st century “Big Questions” that relate to real-world issues such…

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