This Week in STEM: Boaty McBoatface and America’s Top Young Scientist

This Week in STEM: Boaty McBoatface and America’s Top Young Scientist

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 for what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

We can’t share all of the amazing things happening in STEM: leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.

 

Boaty McBoatFace Returns.

Do you remember what happened when scientists asked the internet to name a research vessel back in 2016? Turns out that the old saying “ask and you shall receive” even applies to the internet. While the actual ship was named after Sir David Attenborough, the team named one of its underwater vehicles Boaty McBoatface. Two years later, and the vessel lovingly known as Boaty McBoatface is working as hard as ever. The autonomous underwater vehicle recently completed a two-month mission in which it explored an ice shelf off of Antartica’s southern Weddell Sea. 

Will YOU Take Part in Earth Hour?

On March 24th at 8:30 p.m. all across the globe, people will be participating in Earth Hour. This event encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to not only turn off the lights but to come together and affect change as we work to protect our home. 

Are you America’s Top Young Scientist?

Whether you’re a student, teacher, parent, or mentor, you might want to check out the 2018 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Every year thousands of students from across the U.S. submit their innovative solutions to everyday problems for a chance to make their projects a reality. 

 

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