5 Best STEM Summer Vacation Ideas

Just because school is out doesn't mean you have to stop learning! There are plenty of summer vacation ideas that mix the amazing world of STEM with awesome destinations. If your family or group of friends is brainstorming a getaway this season, consider these incredible summer vacation ideas—ranging from one-of-a-kind museums to national parks with adventures [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:21:17+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Thank Your Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week

It's the first full week of May, which means warmer weather, longer days, and the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week! While the immense worth of educators should be recognized every day of the year, it's great to have a week set aside to remind everyone to stop and say thank you for all the sacrifices [...]

By | 2018-05-08T14:41:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Job Spotlight: Desktop Publisher

Publishing can be done very professionally by a desktop publisher thanks to the many tools computer hardware and software provide. The ability to see how words and images can best be arranged on a page for the reader is a skill every desktop publisher must have. But this professional is not just a computer nerd [...]

By | 2018-05-03T14:30:30+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

7 Surprising Sources of Renewable Energy

Researchers are working overtime to create new sources of renewable energy to meet the demand for more and better fuels for our power-hungry world. Scientists have experimented with things never considered before as alternative and green sources of renewable energy. Their creativity and STEM skills have opened the door to many surprising and unique ways [...]

By | 2018-05-02T15:30:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

So You Want to Be a Scientist: 10 Types of Scientists

When you think of a scientist, you probably picture someone in a white coat mixing chemicals in a lab. In reality, there are many types of scientists who do really diverse things. If science is your favorite subject, see whether one of these types of scientists could be your future career. These STEM jobs are [...]

By | 2018-04-25T17:20:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Things You Should Ask Your Guidance Counselor

You probably know who your guidance counselor is, but knowing what they do and how they can help you succeed can be tricky since this role has changed so much. There was a time when the job of a guidance counselor was to simply discuss students' future plans, or work through fights between kids. These [...]

By | 2018-04-24T17:15:19+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is here again, and there are plenty of ways you can celebrate nature and reduce your footprint -- and spread awareness on how others can do the same. This environmental appreciation holiday, celebrated on April 22 every year, began with an idea U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. On the first Earth Day [...]

By | 2018-04-23T13:56:08+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

10 Qualities Standardized Tests Can’t Measure

It's that time of year again, when everyone from your friends and classmates to your parents and teachers are talking about standardized tests. When everyone is stressing the importance of doing well on standardized tests, the pressure of the SATs, ACTs, or state tests can become completely consuming and cause major anxiety. It almost feels like [...]

By | 2018-04-20T17:00:23+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

Surprising Facts About the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

While fishing gear makes up almost half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, other plastics are present as well and together form a growing mass that threatens sea life. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Once thought to be made up mostly of plastic bottles, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge floating [...]

By | 2018-04-12T15:15:37+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Optics Careers

Most of us never think about optics, but there are some incredible optics careers that allow you to apply your science skills while making products that help people. Using concepts focused on light and its behavior, optics careers require understanding of how to use complex machines and fragile materials. This area of science overlaps with [...]

By | 2018-04-11T16:36:27+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments