GSA are Robotics World Champions!

On behalf of all of us at Concept Schools, I am thrilled to announce that the Kermit Crafters robotics team from Gateway Science Academy Smiley was named World Champions at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championships recently in Dallas, TX. With more than 10,000 teams competing from 51 countries, the VEX Robotics World Championship is the world’s largest robotics competition. 518 […]

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Teachers of the Year 2022

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Concept Teacher of the Year winners!These teachers impressed us with their thoughtfulness, creativity, and dedication to their students.  This year’s winners are: Elementary School: Kadra Aden (Minnesota Math and Science Academy) Middle School: Jennifer Durst (Horizon Science Academy Belmont) High School: Stephanie Carroll (Chicago Math and Science Academy) We also want […]

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This Week in STEM – June 27, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy  Could a tattoo help you stay healthy? Carson Bruns | TEDxMileHigh Can we make tattoos both beautiful and functional? Nanotechnologist Carson Bruns shares his work creating high-tech tattoos that react to their environment — like color-changing ink that can […]

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This Week in STEM – June 7th 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy The Pitfalls of Data’s Gender Gap Without female data, everything from safety gear to urban design to Siri is biased toward men. The effects range from inconvenient to deadly Scientific American NASA scheduled the first all-female space walk for […]

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This Week in STEM – May 31, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy 50 days until the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing NASA STEM Education With only 50 days until the 50th anniversary of Apollo Lunar Landing in 1969, find educational resources, printable activities and events in your area. Also, be […]

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This Week in STEM – May 17, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy Half of all amphibian species at risk of extinction A new study finds that more than 1,000 amphibian species poorly known to science are likely facing extinction, adding to the already identified 4,200 species the UN says are in […]

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This Week in STEM – May 10, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy One million species at risk of extinction, UN report warns National Geographic A landmark global assessment warns that the window is closing to safeguard biodiversity and a healthy planet. Yet solutions are in sight. The bonds that hold nature […]

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This Week in STEM – April 26, 2019

Blog Contributed by Dr. Christopher Murphy, Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer for Concept Schools, @DrChrisMurphy After a $14-Billion Upgrade, New Orleans’ Levees Are Sinking Scientific American The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding. But now, […]

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