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Future Engineers Challenged to Friendly Quadrotor Competition

by Diane VanDyke

High school and college engineering-oriented students interested in designing, creating  and maneuvering unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as a Quadrotors, are invited to compete in Montgomery County Community College’s new 2014 Quadrotor Challenge. 286 more words

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Cold fusion and graduate school

My first computer was an Apple Macintosh SE. I bought it in 1987 to help with my school work. It had 2 3.5″ floppy disk drives, no hard disk, 1 MB of RAM, and a processor running at a whopping 8 MHz (yes, that is M: 8 MILLION per second!). 827 more words

Career Paths

Making and Innovation: Balancing Skills-Development, Scaffolding, and Free Play

This post discusses some of the challenges and proposed solutions for implementing maker education activities into a learning setting.  Several trends drive this post:

  • The Play Deficit – diminishing amount of free play in which kids engage…
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Experiential Learning

Science Snapshot: Earth Day Pledge

This year to help mark Earth Day I developed a simple activity to encourage museum visitors to pledge to protect the planet. While Earth Day itself is Tuesday, April 22, I went ahead and facilitated this activity this past Saturday, in an effort to reach a wider demographic beyond our scheduled school field trips this next week. 271 more words


Blog By Engineer

I’ve finally decided to join the blogging community. As a soon to be graduating civil engineer, I feel that a science/engineering addition to the blogging community would be helpful. 85 more words

Gizmos and Shark Science

Author: Dr. Michelle Heupel

I love gizmos. There are so many cool machines in the world now that make life more interesting and entertaining, and in science they let us do things we couldn’t even have dreamed of in the past. 816 more words

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy


Hey peeps,

Just to prove I have actually been working on creating this comic, I’ve started creating some characters that will possibly star in this comic of mine. 86 more words