STEM For Kids Blog

Drug Delivery Methods and Technologies for Kids

STEM For Kids brings another new innovative curriculum in medicine. Morrisville / RTP NC 7/9/2018 – Engineering better medication and better methods of delivering them are front and center as engineering challenges for the 21st Century. Children at STEM For Kids’ summer camps, afterschool programs, STEM Saturdays and in-school field trips can now explore methods and technologies for ...

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New Curriculum – Entrepreneurship Build to Market Challenge

Announcing STEMpreneurship Camps and Classes; launches with NC Coastal Pines Girl Scouts. Morrisville / RTP NC 2/26/2018 – The great inventions and technologies that shape our worlds today are a result of successful market launches. STEM and innovations need business ethos and acumen to become a desirable product or service. It is never too early ...

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New Biomedical Engineering Curriculum – Can You Hear Me?

STEM For Kids’ Biomedical Engineering delves into hearing with another new STEM / STEAM curriculum. Morrisville / RTP NC 2/5/2018 – The human senses are our contact to the environment. One of the  main sensory organs is the ear. What makes your ear hear? How do medical technologies like stethoscope and ultrasound work? On this ...

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Sustainable Engineering – Camps, Classes and Afterschool Programs

Sustainability at home and school are needed. STEM For Kids steps up to add new sustainable engineering camps, classes and after-school programs for children. Morrisville / RTP NC 1/8/2018 – Environmental and sustainability practices in schools are an important trend in 21st century education, and research and practice indicates that green schools can save money, ...

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Four Steps to Unleashing Your Potential

By: Moni Singh Fear, the instinct that helps us survive with fight or flight tendencies in extreme circumstances, can also wreak havoc due to inaction in other situations. For people looking to come out of corporate jobs, starting a new business sounds really sexy. “What if I invest my hard work and long hours into ...

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New Programs: Virtual Reality, Eye Tech, I Spy and WordPress

Announcing four new programs. Children can now design their virtual reality headsets and jump into their very own virtual reality games! Morrisville / RTP NC 11/27/17 – We are pleased to announce the release of four new curricula into our comprehensive line-up of STEM / STEAM enrichment programs for children in grades K to 8. ...

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Remember Why You Started

By: Moni Singh You make a goal. Full of optimism, you take the first step – this could be seeking more information about the goal. You think, “This is it! My move to change my life”. But, soon enough you lose track of your goal. Life moves on … same old, same old! My work ...

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New Curriculum Release: Biomedical Engineering Organ Systems I

STEM For Kids’ innovative portfolio for children’s education enrichment expands to include Biomedical Engineering. Morrisville, NC 6/12/17 – “I enjoyed the leg prosthetic a lot. I was able to build my own leg!”, said Riley about his experience with STEM For Kids Biomedical Engineering Camp. Utilizing the innovative STEM For Kids WayTM of taking complex ...

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Biomedical Engineering for Deeper Space Technology

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been discussing the possibility of a manned flight to Mars as soon as ten years from now. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA which has an estimated landing date for a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, has created STEM classroom activities that get kids thinking about how to ...

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4 Steps to Making a Change

By: Moni Singh Any change, a break from the pattern, evokes the psychological reactions for fear, uncertainty and doubt. This happens irrespective of whether the change is forced upon us or it is a change we desire. I speak with many people who want to be entrepreneurs and want to make change in their lives. ...

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5 Out of School Time Concerns for Working Parents of School Age Children

Your baby is off to school … child care blues are over. Right? Wrong! A study of parental concerns about after-school time found some troubling patterns. Among the findings was that parental concern was high when work hours were long, parents had little control over work schedules and children spent time unsupervised after school. The ...

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To STEM or to STEAM?

While learning computer programming, a child expresses her creativity as a game with characters and landscapes as unique as she is. There are polka dots on her buildings and flowers on the street where her equally appealing character goes on a mission to drive villains out of her imagined and created digital world. While learning ...

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The Shining Light of Computer Sciences

Sunday  April 10, 2016 91% of parents want their child to learn more computer science in the future. – Google Gallup Poll Since childhood, my mother and father had encouraged me to get into engineering or medicine. My high school experiences of dissecting frogs had made it clear that I was not meant for life ...

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My 4 Habits for New Beginnings

By: Moni Singh New Year begins with a new set of resolutions. It is great to reflect and check back on those – how many did you keep? How many just stayed a wish? Change is not easy. Here are my 4 habits for any new beginning: When going gets tough, SMILE I learned this ...

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Overcoming The Fear of Success Syndrome

By Sharon Carey SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 There have been many articles and books written on overcoming The Fear of Success Syndrome which seems to be an oxymoron. Here’s an example of the symptoms.Mary was on her way to becoming a very successful consultant. She had over 20 years of experience in her field and ...

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Don’t just use … make something

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014  “I learnt you don’t just download a program, sometimes you have to make it”, a 6th grade camper describes his learning after completing STEM For Kids’ Game Making Lab. We are spending more and more time being passive users of our technologies, consuming the heaps of data, information and applications that ...

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 Enjoy Math – 2048 Game

Arnaav’s Blog: 2048 Game: Hi! Today I will be telling you about the 2048 game. The 2048 Game is a very addictive game that the goal of is to reach the 2048 tile….

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 Lego Mindstorms: A Comparison

We are excited to present a new guest blogger to our site. Arnaav is our youngest contributor. At age 10, he is brimming with ideas and writes about anything that interests his peer group. Arnaav’s first blog compares Lego Mindstorms 2.0 and EV3. Enjoy! Arnaav’s Blog: Lego Mindstorms 2.0 vs Lego Mindstorms EV3: Hi! Today ...

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The Adventures of Captain EnergyPants

Raleigh NC, 6/22/2014 – Captain EnergyPants made an impressive debut at STEM For Kids camp last week. EnergyPants took campers on an amazing journey of discovering energy. Children applied the engineering design process to design their own catapults and engaged in a friendly catapult war. Afterwards, they collaborated to design and build roller coasters to ...

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 On Mission: Making STEM fun and real

Thank you, it was a very fun and educational camp”, said a 3rd grade student. The best part about STEM For Kids’ programs is “getting the students to finally think critically pertaining to real world situations.“, a K-8 public school teacher in North Carolina. “… campers left with a better appreciation of the structures around ...

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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 NASA Ambassador to talk to robotics campers

At STEM for Kids we strive to engage campers in the various applications of STEM while giving them a unique, industry perspective. Thanks to the to NASA Solar System Ambassador program, we are able to go above and beyond our normal business mindset. Raleigh’s new 2013 Ambassador, Marc Fusco will be coming to STEM for ...

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July 9th, 2013 Life of a STEM Coach: Building more than just bridges

Trey Ferguson, STEM Coach As we have hit the ground running this summer, I had suggested SFK start a STEM Coach blog posting. This could be a way for parents to get a brief recap of the topics covered in their child’s week while also getting some feedback and opinion from the coaches. This week ...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 Congress, Cool Air and Computer Science for K-5

“If you want to work in an air-conditioned environment, computer science is the way to go.” I got this advice when I was deciding on an engineering field of study among the many possible choices, Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, etc. It was enticing for someone living in the 120 degrees Fahrenheit scorching heat of Delhi without ...

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SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 The Big Bang Theory of STEM …

A recent episode of the Big Bang Theory got me thinking about the impact of childhood experiences in Science and Technology. The main characters, Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. In this particular episode they meet Professor Proton. They grew up watching Professor Proton’s ...

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012 STEM: Taking Matrix’ Red Pill

From agriculture to industrialization to the Information Age, mankind has made a fascinating journey of innovation. What leads to such innovations? Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in his Pulitzer Prize winner book Guns, Germs and Steel makes the case that a civilization is not created out ...

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 The Go Fish Experiment … two kids seek your feedback

A 2nd grader and a 3rd grader play a game of Go Fish. They end the game with inspiration for an experiment. As you may know, in the game of Go Fish, players must give their cards to others when asked for it. While they had played this game several times before, this time something new happened. ...

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Meet your child’s first teacher … you.

In this special “back to school” edition, I want to start at home. Parents are children’s first teachers and even when school starts, that role continues. The colors of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) need the canvas of 3 Cs (Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication) and a student who is well grounded with the ...

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The chains of habits …

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012 I learned something pretty young even though it took me many years to fully understand it. Growing up, when I was in elementary school, students took turn to present news headlines and a thought of the day every morning during assembly. My first experience standing with a microphone on a podium ...

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First things first … back to basics

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012 Some interesting discussions with academia took me back to an important foundational question … what is STEM? The letters in the acronym STEM tell us part of the story – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. However, the 21st century skills that our children need are something more than just this simplistic ...

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012 Thinking about thinking …

2nd grade camper in one of our camps asked: “Why plan, can’t we just build?”. This question triggered a thoughtful discussion among STEM educators, professionals and entrepreneurs around the globe. If you have been through our program, you know that we work on ways to help children think like engineers. So, let me take a ...

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MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 Can Earth get sucked into a Blackhole?

In our last Aerospace camp, as we were exploring space and Blackhole, a child asked me that question.   A Black hole is created in our universe when a massive star dies; a star 5 – 30 times the mass of our Sun. Black hole has such an immense pull of gravity that nothing escapes ...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 STEM, James Cameron, Larry Page and trash …

Recently, I had the opportunity to see the Apollo 12 Command Module at the NASA Langley Air and Space Museum. What a great engineering creation and an outstanding memorabilia of the Space race of the 1960s. The space race started as a competition between the USA and Soviet Union and eventually turned into a collaboration ...

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April 14, 2012 STEM for kids … but what is STEM?

For most of us, when we think of stem, we think of a plant stem … a connecting or supporting part of a plant. Think closely about the support that a stem provides to a plant. Just like that stem, the acronym STEM (our focus area for this post), is an important support for our ...

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April 7, 2012 STEM Programs, engineering for kids, STEAM, computing for kids

US Competitiveness report released in January underscores the need for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) education for our children. But the question is … how soon should the children be given the opportunity to explore STEM? Could elementary age children benefit from STEM enrichment? The answer is yes because as we have seen as ...

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