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.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
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?
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?
The Kitchen of the Future, designed at Virginia Tech, had its debut in Las Vegas recently. Charles Fishburne, 88.9 WCVE correspondent tells us in this Science Matters report, that it could be a blueprint for entire houses, smart houses, built in high tech factories for a new generation of homeowners.
Why is mathematics so astonishingly successful at describing the universe we live in? Is it because, as Galileo famously stated, that the universe is a grand book written in the language of mathematics, or is it just a strange coincidence that our attempts to describe the world mathematically have succeeded time and time again?
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has awarded nine partnership grants totaling more than $1.6 million to increase the content knowledge and sharpen the classroom skills of 649 teachers in science and mathematics.