This Week in STEM: One Giant Leaf for Mankind

This Week in STEM: One Giant Leaf for Mankind

Happy Thursday, everyone, and welcome to yet another edition of This Week in STEM. This week we’ve got three stories for you to get excited about. So scroll through, watch a cool video, and enjoy your weekly dose of STEM news.  This neuroscientist has pinned down memories in brain cells  And he’s implanting memories into […]

This Week in STEM: A Most Excellent Adventure in a DeLorean

This Week in STEM: A Most Excellent Adventure in a DeLorean

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer (Title image credits: IMDB) Apparently Marty McFly, Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted Theodore Logan were on to something.  This Week in STEM, we take a brief look into the theoretical possibility of time travel.  Phone booths and DeLoreans are optional for this […]

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.  […]