Monthly Archives: August 2014

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MakerBot Stories | Wheels for a Middle School Drag Race

MakerBot Stories | Wheels for a Middle School Drag Race POSTED BY BLAKE ESKIN ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014 IN MAKERBOT STORIES A long hallway at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School, in Nanuet, NY, doubles as a dragstrip for carbon-dioxide-powered model cars. Like the Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby, CO2 racing is a fun way for young people to discover design and engineering…

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Great Plains STEM Education Center hosts Undergraduate Research program @VCSU

VCSU Undergraduate Research, Education, and Artistry Program (UREAP) Mission: The VCSU Undergraduate Research, Education, and Artistry Program (UREAP) will provide opportunities for innovative collaboration with faculty and staff in ethical research, scholarship, and creative activities that prepare undergraduate students to be lifelong learners in their professions and communities. Vision: The VCSU Undergraduate Research, Education, and…

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Nano-Link Project on Standing Rock Reservation

Dr. Deborah Newberry, PI for the Nano-link project, and Professor at Dakota County Technical College facilitated an workshop for K-12 teachers on the Standing Rock Reservation at Sitting Bull College on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Dr. Newberry’s leads the Center for Nanotechnology Education which focuses on: Providing nano savvy technicians to industry through 2 year AAS…

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SEND Trunk: Renewable Energy

In a partnership with Erik Holland of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, the Great Plains STEM Education Center (GPSEC) has developed a renewable energy focused portable trunk of materials as part of the Society’s SEND Trunk project. Suitcase Exhibits for North Dakota (SEND) is a program specifically designed to get real history and hands-on activities into the classroom….

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West Fargo Science Teachers Solve Troubles in Fruitvale

In a scenario of a fictitious troubled town of Fruitvale, teachers at West Fargo’s Cheney Middle School worked to identify point and non-point forms of pollution in ground water that services that community. Assistant Principal Adam Gehlhar contracted the Great Plains STEM Education Center to work with a team of four teachers who throughout the…

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