This Week in STEM: Robots that Ski and #WhaleWeek

This Week in STEM: Robots that Ski and #WhaleWeek

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.

Robots are Joining in on Olympic Fun

The 2018 Winter Olympics are showcasing South Korea’s robotic technology. But instead of just showing off the robots, they decided to hold a robotics ski challenge. Competitors from universities, institutes, and private companies entered their bots, making a few of us humans acutely aware of the fact that we can be out-skied by robots. 

Science and Photography Make a Great Team

The results are in for the national science photography competition, organized by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Turns out science and photography work great together! Can you guess what the photos below are? Check out the contest page to find out. 

It’s Whale Week!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is celebrating Whale Week. Keep an eye out for stories they might share this week to learn how science is helping us better understand the threats that whales face in a changing climate. 

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Concept Schools is a nonprofit charter management organization that provides a high-quality, STEM-focused and college-preparatory education through a network of charter schools while offering exceptional programs, comprehensive services, and opportunities to partner in education.

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