Happy New Year! We hope you all had some time to relax and recharge over the last few weeks. We’re ready and excited to jump into 2018, starting with the first installment of this year’s This Week in STEM.
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.
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.
American Girl has a tradition of releasing a ‘Girl of the Year’, and this year’s doll is Luciana Vega, an 11-year-old from Chile who is an aspiring astronaut. In addition to her space suit, there are a series of accessories to accompany the doll and her stories, including a Maker Space.
New Year, New NASA
It’s the start of 2018 and we all have new year’s resolutions and refined to-do lists. In the spirit of the New Year, NASA has shared their to-do list for 2018. Check out the video below to see what new and exciting missions we can look forward to this year.
This last year has been difficult on the U.S., with disasters like Hurricane Harvey and numerous wildfires. While the record-high costs are not directly linked to global warming, recent studies have found that extreme heat, wildfires, and rainfall events are much more likely and severe because of climate change.