We hear a lot about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to our global economy. We are told that STEM is where the jobs are now and where job growth will be in the future. Chmura Economics & Analytics estimates STEM jobs to grow 18% in Virginia by 2024—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. This is why it is important to inspire middle and high school students to pursue Hot STEM careers.
Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt, and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change. Considering that ultimately it’s all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. How is our wind doing? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Space, the final frontier…if you can get there that is. In 2011 The United States decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off Earth to continue research work?
From cereal to tea to even some wintertime adult beverages, honey is a very popular condiment. The taste of honey can cure a sweet tooth and sometimes even help an aching throat, but can honey have medical applications? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
What do you think of when you think of a factory? Some loud, dirty place where thousands of workers assemble the same parts over and over for 8 hours a day? Well guess what? We're not talking about your Grandfather’s factory anymore! Thanks to Advanced Manufacturing – the making of products using cutting edge technology- factories in Virginia and all over the US are undergoing some exciting changes. Today's high tech work environments are bright, relatively quiet factories that are almost as sterile as a medical lab.
One of humanity’s most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages. Our languages determine cultural understanding, education, and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So, how do languages impact infants? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.