Monthly Archives: October 2014


Tech Wars Fall 2014

Tech Wars was held October 22, 2014 at Valley City State University in Valley City, ND. The event was organized between VCSU’s Computer Systems and Software Engineering department and the Great Plains STEM Education Center (GP SEC). It was a competition between 40 university students from VCSU in 10 teams of 4. Topics included Raspberry…


Report shows need for STEM talent to address global food security

By Agri-Pulse staff DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2014 -  A report released today at the World Food Prize 2014 Borlaug Dialogue identifies a growing gap between the supply of new graduates trained in agriculture-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and the demand for young professionals in related roles by global food and agriculture employers. The…


On Professional Development

STEM Education is characterized by developing mathematical problem solving, scientific inquiry skills in a collaborative environment that relies on an engineering design process. K-12 teachers regard for STEM is often “siloed,” where instruction of the four pillars are taught independently, and therefore lack experience and/or confidence in transdisciplinary STEM pedagogies. STEM Education is be cast…


Pendulum Wave

As part of your No-Child-Left-Indoors effort, wouldn’t this be a great outdoor learning space accouterment? Learn more about building your own Pendulum wave at: See also: