STEM

May 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Competitive Robotics Team Promotes FIRST Program

These are the helix hackers! “We do First Lego League which is one of the components of [FIRST] which is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,” said Helix Hackers member, Prithvi Ram. The team designs, builds, and programs what they call a Lego Mindstorm Robot to compete at the regional, state, and world […]

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November 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Curiosity Cube is Heading Back to Montgomery County

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math are on the rise, yet there are more opportunities than there are students to fill the positions. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has revealed that STEM careers are predicted to increase by 25 percent within the next few years. In an effort to expose students […]

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June 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Named a Top City for STEM Workers

The city of Gaithersburg has ranked among the top 10 best cities for people in the science, technology, engineering, and math industries.  The data collected by Livability.com, ranked Gaithersburg  as Number 6. More than 2,000 cities and towns across the country were analyzed on factors such as the total number of jobs that fall into […]

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April 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Students Use STEM to Address Worldwide Problem

Through a series of workshops and hands-on-training, middle school students are building prototypes to address a worldwide problem. “My team decided to make the biomass car because fuel is one of the leading pollution causes in the world,”Arjun, Argyle Middle School student, said.  “We decided it will be good for the environment if we made […]

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November 20, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Curiosity Cubes Aims to Spark Kids’ Interest in Science (VIDEO)

There’s a mobile shipping container traveling around the country getting kids excited about science. “This is Millipore Sigma’s Curiosity Cube,” Rebecca Dowd, curiosity cube coordinator, said. “It’s a retrofitted shipping container that’s been turned into a mobile science lab […] to do hands on science experiments with students.” It’s all a part of Millipore Sigma’s goal […]

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October 4, 2017 | Nick Rhule

Norman Augustine Speaks to Montgomery College Students (VIDEO)

Norman Augustine, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, spoke to Montgomery College students recently about the importance of careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — as well as the importance of diversity in those fields. This MyMCMedia Extra is an interview after his speech:

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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

KID Museum and MCPS Partnering to Increase STEM Opportunities for Students

The KID Museum announced during its annual “Kidfest” event that the organization is partnering with Montgomery County Public Schools to increase opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Starting this school year, middle school students will have the chance to work in teams to find a solution to a community problem by […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCPL Expands Educational Go! Kits to All County Libraries for Children

As part of its “All Children Excel Initiative,” Montgomery County Public Libraries will now offer its Go! Kits in all 21 library branches. MCPL introduced Go! Kits back in 2014 as an innovative way to introduce children to a variety of  concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Each kit includes two books about a […]

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Mobile Lab to Encourage STEM Careers among High School Students (VIDEO)

MdBio Foundation on Tuesday displayed its new $750,000 mobile laboratory that provides high school students with science and technology activities to get them involved in STEM careers. STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — is where high-paying jobs will be, said Brian Gaines, MdBio’s CEO. “Kids get out of their classrooms and into the […]

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]

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