This Week in STEM: On Strike for the Earth

This Week in STEM: On Strike for the Earth

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. 

Youth around the world stand up for the planet

It all started with one girl: Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden. She went on strike for climate change on a Friday last September, and now youth all around the world are following suit. 

Meet Alma the talking dog

Inspired by Doug the Dog from the movie “Up,”  engineering students at the University of Illinois have found a way to have their own talking dog. Check out the article linked above to learn more and hear Alma speaking to her friends! 

The UK honors Stephen Hawking with a coin inspired by his work

As the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom introduced their new “Innovation in Science” coin collection, they recognized Stephen Hawking for the first time in history. Read the article above to learn about Hawking and his contributions to science! 

 

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