STEM

July 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Hosting Virtual Dry Ice Adventure Event for Children

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting a virtual fantasy and adventure event with dry ice effects called “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress” on Wednesday, July 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) event created for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary age children. “A long […]

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April 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Non-Profit Offers Support During Pandemic Through STEM and Arts

Northwest High School junior Amber Briscoe has always had a love for STEM and arts. She decided to start the Arts and STEM 4 Hearts Foundation. Today, the non-profit organization is helping people in need during the COVID-19 health crisis. So far, about 50 volunteers ranging from elementary school aged to post graduates have helped by […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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October 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Tours Life Science Company in Germantown

Gov. Larry Hogan toured Mars Symbioscience in Germantown on Tuesday morning. Mars Symbioscience is a technology-based health and life sciences business that was established in 2005. It’s other business segments include CocoaVia, Mars Sustainable Solutions, Mars Biomedical, and The Mars Center For Cocoa Health Science. Mars Symbioscience informs the practices of these businesses through scientific […]

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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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