This Week in STEM – June 27, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy  Could a tattoo help you stay healthy? Carson Bruns | TEDxMileHigh Can we make tattoos both beautiful and functional? Nanotechnologist Carson Bruns shares his work creating high-tech tattoos that react to their environment — like color-changing ink that can […]

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This Week in STEM – June 7th 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy The Pitfalls of Data’s Gender Gap Without female data, everything from safety gear to urban design to Siri is biased toward men. The effects range from inconvenient to deadly Scientific American NASA scheduled the first all-female space walk for […]

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This Week in STEM – May 31, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy 50 days until the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing NASA STEM Education With only 50 days until the 50th anniversary of Apollo Lunar Landing in 1969, find educational resources, printable activities and events in your area. Also, be […]

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This Week in STEM – May 17, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy Half of all amphibian species at risk of extinction A new study finds that more than 1,000 amphibian species poorly known to science are likely facing extinction, adding to the already identified 4,200 species the UN says are in […]

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This Week in STEM – May 10, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy One million species at risk of extinction, UN report warns National Geographic A landmark global assessment warns that the window is closing to safeguard biodiversity and a healthy planet. Yet solutions are in sight. The bonds that hold nature […]

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This Week in STEM – April 26, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy After a $14-Billion Upgrade, New Orleans’ Levees Are Sinking Scientific American The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding. But now, […]

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This Week in STEM: April 19, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy Firefighters had a secret weapon when Notre Dame caught fire: A robot named ‘Colossus’ Washington Post With a wall of red-orange flames rapidly advancing, and Notre Dame’s vast chambers reaching ovenlike temperatures, the commander of the Paris Fire Brigade […]

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This Week in STEM: April 8, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy Astrophysicists release the first image of a black hole MIT & National Science Foundation 3 years ago MIT grad student Katie Bouman led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. The Event […]

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This Week in STEM: Houston, we have a podcast

At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This week, we’ve got the NASA podcast, the biology behind math, and more!    Brain Science and Math Success A new study from the University of Essex found biological evidence for helping motivate students in […]

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