Articles by Debbie Mickle
Science Pub RVA is turning 3 this month! Congratulations on this fantastic community program that has been imagined, created and coordinated by Cynthia Gibbs. Science Pub RVA held its first public event in June 2012 and has engaged more than 1,400 curious minds at 25 public events.
For Alex Wilke, a Virginia mom who is also a staff member at The Nature Conservancy, nature isn’t just a profession; it’s a passion that she wants to share with her children. Wilkes hopes that by giving her kids as many opportunities as possible to “grow up wild” and experience the outdoors, she can teach them to be responsible, observant and appreciative stewards of the environment.
Why is Engineering a Hot Job? Listen to 3 students from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Engineering to find out. During the recent VCU Capstone (Senior) Design Expo hundreds of engineering students solved problems and developed new products that will make a difference. Learn why these three students went into Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Why is Engineering a Hot Job?
We had a blast this year at Explore the Outdoors! Over 4,000 kids, their parents and friends joined us here at the station and in adjacent Huguenot Park for an afternoon of science exploration and fun. Thanks to all of our incredible community partners who participated and made this the best Explore the Outdoors yet.
What do you call the intersection of Engineering - Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Computer Science - and Biology? Biomechanical Engineering. This hot STEM career combines these important fields of science and technology to create products and treatments to improve the quality of our lives.
On Thursday, May 21st, science teachers from public and private schools as well as community colleges across the Commonwealth will descend on local life science companies to learn first-hand how businesses use science to improve human health and open career possibilities for students.
Northrop Grumman Foundation is on a mission to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), so they are making five grants of up to $100,000 available to public middle schools for their very own fabulous school lab makeover. The Fab School Labs online contest is open to submissions now through June 12, 2015. You apply and get your community to vote for your project. Want a new Science Lab?