This Week in STEM: Making a Difference through Zooology, Technology, and Civic Engineering

This Week in STEM: Making a Difference through Zooology, Technology, and Civic Engineering

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.  

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes 3 New Baby Ring-tailed Lemurs

Ring-tailed lemurs are now classified as endangered and their numbers are declining. But after 30 years of no lemur pups at the Cincinnati Zoo, three new members of the family were welcomed this last week.

NASA is Hiring a New Planetary Protection Officer

As exciting as the job title sounds, NASA is not hiring someone to protect us from E.T. (or other less-friendly extraterrestrials). The job post gone viral this week is actually meant to make sure our spacecraft from Earth don’t contaminate other planets, and that we don’t contaminate Earth with alien microbes from space. It’s good to know scientists are just as concerned about the atmosphere of other planets, too!

Microsoft is Making a Difference in Eye-tracking Technology

Advances in technology are always exciting, and Microsoft’s developments in eye-tracking technology are no exception. What started as a Hackathon challenge to create technological solutions for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now turned into eye-tracking technology that is now ready to be tested by more people.

Infographics are Cool: Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Coastal Tourism

This infographic from Ohio University looks at the effects of coastal tourism and how environmental engineers can help. What can you do to help protect our environment?

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