This Week in STEM: Space Ain’t Easy

This Week in STEM: Space Ain’t Easy

This Week in STEM: Space Ain’t Easy Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: NASA) This Week in STEM, we take a brief look into two success stories involving satellites, learning from mistakes, and building upon overwhelming successes. Where is the Edge of the Solar System? On […]

This Week in STEM: Soil & Bees

This Week in STEM: Soil & Bees

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: Getty Images & World Wildlife Fund) This Week in STEM, we dig into the dirty and lesser known qualities of soil, and we remind ourselves how important North America’s 4,000 species of bees are to our global well-being.   Dishing […]

This Week in STEM: Planetary Evolution

This Week in STEM: Planetary Evolution

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: Getty images & NASA/JPL CalTech) From the initial formation of a rocky planet to the effects of human influence on its evolution, we share two scientific approaches to better our understanding This Week in STEM.   NASA InSight Successfully Lands […]

This Week in STEM: Weight, What Happened?

This Week in STEM: Weight, What Happened?

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Growth & Communications Officer   Weight, what happened?   Since 1879 in Versailles, France, a shiny cylinder of platinum iridium has lived under lock and key as the fundamental unit of mass on a physical object.     However, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures recently decided […]

This Week in STEM: Three Women Leading the way in STEM

This Week in STEM: Three Women Leading the way in STEM

As the U.S. midterm elections come to a close, it’s exciting to see that 9 new scientists were elected to Congress, including an ocean expert, a nurse, and a biochemist. Also, a record number of women will serve in Congress with still a handful of elections to be determined. In celebration of the diversity that makes our world […]

This Week in STEM: NASA Pumpkins and the Math of Laughing

This Week in STEM: NASA Pumpkins and the Math of Laughing

Halloween is over and winter is coming, so feel free to distract yourself from the thought of snow by diving right in to enjoy our top picks for what’s going on This Week in STEM. So long, and thanks for all the planets NASA retires the Kepler Telescope, click the link above to learn more.  […]

When testing in education loses sight of the value of social studies

When testing in education loses sight of the value of social studies

Blog Contributed by Clare Brooks, Director of Social Studies 6-12 “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it…History is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin.   Ask any social science teacher and they would wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Baldwin. So […]

Student Mental Health Needs to be a School Priority

Student Mental Health Needs to be a School Priority

Story Contributed by Christopher Murphy, Ed.D The rise of mental-health needs across the country puts principals in a position of making its support a priority. Whether the increase of our collective understanding of mental illness has caused the need for additional support or other biological or environmental causes at play are increasing the number of […]

Giving Tuesday: Giving back to your Community

Giving Tuesday: Giving back to your Community

As we gear up for the giving season, some of us are struggling to find the resources to give financially. The beauty of #GivingTuesday, though, is that it’s about so much more than donations. At Concept Central office, a group of us are in the process of planning a volunteer day. While we’re on the […]