STEM News

Bob Fulbright is the amazing educator who won the 2017 John Kingsley Kerver Educator Award. This award is generously sponsored each year by Karen North in honor of her father, a former engineer at Exxon. As a graduate from Lake Forest College and the University of Houston – Clear Lake, Mr. Fulbright has enthusiastically worked...
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Adriana Lopez is one of our 2017 EDAP winners. Adriana was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she spent the first 15 years of her life. In Puerto Rico, she participated in programs such as CS4Girls (Computer Science for Girls), SWE (Society for Women in Engineering) and AOSA (Arecibo Observatory Space Academy). Later, she...
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Olle Middle School in Alief is excitedly planning their STEMtastic Breakfast Guest Speaker Series for this school year.  Twice a month they invite a guest speaker to share information about his/her work, awareness, and education in STEM with their students from 8:10-9:00 AM.  Olle provides breakfast, and you provide insight and knowledge for 65-80 students. If you...
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Calling all educators! Do you have an award-winning lesson that highlights a STEM concept? This year following Energy Day Festival in Houston, we will be hosting a contest for educators. Submit a lesson plan to us implementing one of the STEM concepts you saw being demonstrated at an exhibit at Energy Day Festival Houston, and...
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Allen Green is a 2017 I-SWEEEP Energy Grand Prize recipient. He graduated valedictorian from Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, NY. Scientific research became a major part of his life since last year. He has been recognized in several capacities: the Korean Science Award; the Alamo Regional Academy of Science and Technology Award at I-SWEEEP; getting...
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Indhu Gunda won an award for her entry in the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing. Indhu is a dedicated and hardworking high school student who likes to explore challenges. Her favorite part of computer science is developing programs that address complex challenges. She believes that it is important to devise creative solutions to not only solve...
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Vijay Moorthy is in third grade and won an award for his art entry in the 2017 CEA and HMNS Art, Essay, and Media Contest. Prior to this award, Vijay won several awards for academic excellence at his school, St John Paul II Catholic School. He has also obtained community awards like the Merit Award...
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Amanda Opp was one of the winners of NREL’s 2017 Lithium-Ion Battery Car Competition. Amanda just finished middle school at The Manning School in Golden, CO, where she was honored to be in the National Junior Honor Society. She loves to volunteer in the community, and being in NJHS encouraged her to collect volunteer hours in...
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(If you haven’t already, read our first post about Cross-Curricular STEM Challenges.) A CS lesson on human interface design using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Younger students may require an explanation of interface. Think about the droids in Star Wars as further expansion and explanation for this type of technology. The story of Humpty Dumpty (STEM challenge:...
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STEM requires problem solving, and problem solving requires a broad spectrum of thought. Because their brains haven’t been conditioned to think in a vacuum, many times young students can tackle problems that have stumped engineers. Because of this, we at Energy Day understand all too well the importance of the application of STEM whenever possible. In...
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