This Week in STEM: Underwater Society and Women of NASA LEGOs

This Week in STEM: Underwater Society and Women of NASA LEGOs

At Concept Schools, we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out on what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

There are many more amazing things going on in STEM than we have shared, so leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week. 

 

Dolphins and Whales Behave More Like Us than We Thought

A recent study found that dolphins and whales form relationships and complex societies like humans do. Unfortunately, they probably won’t create great underwater pyramids or waterproof dolphin phones, but one can imagine how cool that would be. 

Engineering Students Designed This Mini Concept Car

Engineering students at Clemson University designed and built this Mini Concept Car, in partnership with the ArtCenter College of Design in California, at BMW’s U.S. manufacturing grounds in Greer, South Carolina. Check out the article linked above to read about all the unique features the young engineers packed into this car of the future.  

What Happens When Math and Music Mix?

There’s a stretch of highway in California that is meant to play the finale of the William Tell Overture as cars drive over it. But what happens when the math is just a little bit off? 

 

Here’s a First Look at Lego’s Women of NASA Set

Coming soon to a toy store near you: Women of NASA LEGO set! The set includes Sally Ride, Mae Jemison, Margaret Hamilton, and Nancy Grace Roman. The four figures come with three lego builds. 

 

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