STEM

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce today but hold only a quarter of the science and engineering jobs. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of …

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Young Scientist Adam jets off for European Scientific Glory

Winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 Adam Kelly is to represent Ireland in the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Sofia, Bulgaria this weekend. Adam, from Skerries Community College in Dublin, won the BTYSTE for his project “Optimising The Simulation of General Quantum Circuits”. He will represent Ireland at the …

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Sphero Scores with Two Robot Kits to Hone Kids’ STEM and Soccer Skills

Sphero knows how to make STEM programming fun, and the company’s latest robotics kits are no exception. Kids can find their STEM inspiration through sports using the new soccer-themed robotic kit, which contains a mini robotic ball that looks just like a soccer ball. Sphero also is releasing a comprehensive mini kit with a variety …

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Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

When Sphero laid off 45 employees in early 2018, the Boulder, Co.-based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus to the education market after a foray into creating consumer toys. Today, the robotic toymaker is following through by adding a big building block to its educational offerings. Sphero has acquired …

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At Honeywell Innovation is Always the Key, Says CEO

“Innovation is the key,” says Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk. “Anything we do in Honeywell, innovation is always the key. Whether it’s expanding into Europe, driving more robotics, a connected  warehouse offering which we are bringing to customers and having a broader play, are the key technology levers for that business.” Darius Adamczyk, CEO and Chairman …

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Building Strong Women and Communities in STEM Industries

Only two or three decades ago, the trend in both primary and secondary schools was to offer boys metal shop, and girls home economics. It was assumed that the boys would need to know how to fix a car engine as adults, and the girls would need to maybe sew something. If you were a …

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