10 Great STEM Books to Put on Your Summer Reading List

School may be out, but the learning doesn't have to stop. All you need is a great summer reading list -- and we have a few ideas to get you started. Nothing completes a day at the beach or makes traveling on a family vacation fly by like an awesome book. While you may usually [...]

By | 2018-05-16T14:31:33+00:00 May 16th, 2018|How do I get there?, STEM - Science|0 Comments

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

May the 4th Be with You

May the 4th isn't a federal holiday or cause to cancel school, but is a good reason for nerdy celebration nonetheless. The Star Wars-themed holiday, which is basically little more than a wonderful pun, has a surprising history. More formally called Star Wars Day, its history involves, of all people, Margaret Thatcher, and like other [...]

By | 2018-05-04T09:28:25+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Featured, News, STEM - Science|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

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

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

Job Spotlight: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

The job of certified registered nurse anesthetist is just one of many challenging nursing careers available to students interested in health care. Working in the operating room and taking responsibility for patients' sedation and pain control is a very demanding position that requires extensive education, intensive training, certification, and continuing education. Despite these strict requirements, [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:22:11+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Top STEM Nursing Careers

Nursing is both a caring and technical field, but not all nurses are the same. There are actually many options for students interested in nursing careers. Both licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) care for patients in medical offices and hospital settings. They provide services most everyone is familiar with from taking their [...]

By | 2018-04-03T14:56:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|1 Comment