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September's "Energy" STEM Star: Sheril Kirshenbaum

The month of September is in full swing! You know what that means! It is time to introduce this month's STEM Star! Our theme for September is Energy! Energy is used in our everyday lives in order to survive, but did you know that energy comes in different forms? There is thermal energy, kinetic energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy, etc.  Our STEM Star for the month of September is Sheril Kirshenbaum! Sheril is the executive director at Science Debate, the host of "Our Table" at Michigan Stat, and the director of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll.  Sheril got her undergraduate degree on Biology and Classical Studies from Tufts University, and later went on to get her Masters...

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August's "Machines" STEM Star: Ayanna Howard

Today we officially kick off the month of August and we couldn't think of any better way of doing that than by introducing our August STEM Star!  Our theme for August is Machines! We use all different kinds of machines in our daily lives! They are an essential tool that help us in so many different ways! While there are many different types of machines out there, there are a few that we think stand out! One of those is... robots!! Our STEM Star for this month is Ayanna Howard! Ayanna is an educator, a researcher, an innovator and most importantly, a roboticist!  Ayanna is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Electrical and Computer...

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See What's Inside Our July Marine Biology Subscription Box

Let's talk about our most recent subscription box, the July Box!  Our theme for July is Marine Biology! This month is all about the science of exploring undersea living organisms!  Biology is an area of science focused on the study of living organisms. This includes their structure, function, growth, identification and more. Marine biology specifically is the focus of studying living things in the sea. If you love animals and nature, biology is a perfect area of science for you to explore more!   The first item in this box is our additional information pages. These list which pieces you can expect in your box, as well as explain the concepts that inspired them (you can read the materials from this, and...

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The "Great American Eclipse" is here!

The “Great American Eclipse” is coming, and so are our new Solar Eclipse Necklaces! While this well-documented nationwide event is an awesome opportunity to test your photography skills and post the perfect Instagram picture, it is also a perfect opportunity to celebrate next month’s solar eclipse with our new Solar Eclipse Necklaces! Our 3D printed Solar Eclipse Necklaces are available in gold, white and glow-in-the-dark plastics, as well as 3D printed metals. So, why not wear space inspired jewelry for your eclipse watch party next month? Check them out here! The last time a total solar eclipse occurred was 1979. The next time a total solar eclipse will traverse from the coast to coast will be in 2045. On Aug....

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Shark Week 2017: Don’t Let Us Down

This week we are featuring a post written by our July Marine Biology STEM Star, Melissa C. Marquez!  Melissa grew up on the beaches of Puerto Rico, exploring the nearby coral reefs. Ever since then, she just can't stay away from the ocean! Melissa is now living in New Zealand, where she studies Marine Biology and Conservation. Specifically, sharks, skates, rays and chimeras. She dives into their innate behaviors and habitats. Melissa is also the Founder of The Fins United Initiative and the Education Assistant and Social Media Consultant of the Island Bay Marine Education Centre.  To find out more about our STEM Star, check out last weeks blog post. ******************************* One scientist’s hopes for what we see more of...

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