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Sunglass, a platform for collaborating on 3D projects in real time, and DIYRockets, a global space company helping humanity establish a civilazation in space by building an open space frontier, are partnering in an effort to build rocket engines.
5 comments Posted 21 Mar 2013 by Alanna Howard (Red Hat) Feed
academia is evolutionary
The latest talk in education circles is moving from a STEM-based method of teaching (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to a STEAM-based one (science, technology, art, and mathematics). This involves using an inquiry-based approach or a project-based approach to learning through the... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Dec 2012 by Carolyn Fox Feed
RIT STEM video game challenge hackathon
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0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
FLL World Festival photo by Flickr user bnewendorp
There's been some outrage over the new Lego Friends line, intended to bring more girls into the addictive world of Lego building. Initially, I felt it was a fair extension of the Lego product family. Now I'm concerned about the messages Lego is sending to our future builders and innovators--both... Read more
27 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a White House event about the importance of supporting and retaining women and girls in STEM careers.  “If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone,” said Obama.  “We need all hands on... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
According to recent international comparisons, the US is ranked 35th in math education and 29th in science education worldwide. This downward trend is not a new revelation. Over the past several decades we've seen the quality of public primary and secondary education decline continuously due in no... Read more
16 comments Posted 19 Jul 2011 by Lori Mehen (Red Hat) Feed
Yesterday morning, I and others from Red Hat had the great privilege of attending a roundtable with members of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which was hosting a variety of sessions in North Carolina on key issues related to workforce development, entrepreneurship, energy... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Jun 2011 by DeLisa Alexander (Red Hat) Feed
Two weeks ago, 16 Girl Scouts and their troops' leaders went to RIT for a Scratch-fueled, day-long workshop in game design and development in pursuit of their "Games for Life" interest project. The workshop was the fifth sponsored by RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media, Rochester Women in... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 May 2011 by Remy DeCausemaker Feed
Today at noon (EST), former Vice President Al Gore, inventor Dean Kamen, astronaut Sally Ride, and "Mythbusters" Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will join youth from around the world for a town hall style discussion on math and science, the attitudes youth have about them, and their importance for... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Nov 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed