STEM Learning Weekly Recap (12/4 – 12/10)

The New York Academy of Sciences Announces New STEM Education Certification Program

The New York Academy of Sciences announced the Global Stem Alliance (GSA) STEM Education framework. It describes 26 facets of STEM learning in 3 key areas: core competencies, instruction design,and implementation.

Discovery Education and Robomatter, Inc are two of the first organizations to receive certification under the new framework.

Robotics Club brings STEM education to life

The article from The Villager describes a robotics club Ralph Moody Elementary School.The nine-week club provides kids an opportunity to learn new ways to think and design.

The club is part of the Project Lead the Way and was funded, in part, by Groove Automotive and Waste Connections.

New Computer Science Learning Goals Adopted for State

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the adoption of statewide computer science standards. The state intends each year’s standards to build on the prior year’s. Example outcomes are understanding differences between different computing machines (e.g., desktop PC vs. tablet) by 2nd grade and understanding what variables impact computer speed networks by 12th grade.

UM Engineering School Creates Biomedical Degree Program

The University of Mississippi, flagship school for the state, recently announced the creation of an undergraduate biomedical degree program. The program will begin in Fall 2017.

Biomolecular engineering combines molecular biology, biophysical chemistry, and chemical engineering. It is also an area that many prospective students inquire about when visiting the engineering department.

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Brian is an engineer, librarian, and general STEM enthusiast who hopes his daughter one day conquers the world. Even if it is just one of her own creation.

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