Posts Categorized: STEM

Renewable Energy Snapshot of 2050

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Author: Deb Hall Discipline: Electrical Engineering Technology Text: This infographic highlights the inevitable increase of renewable energy implementation by 2050. I also like it because of its simplicity and connection to something that my students might be doing everyday like make a “cuppa” tea! I also have a theory rolling around in the back of […]

Muscle contraction

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Muscle Contraction Superheroes save the world by using their strong muscles to lift or move very heavy things and also to fly. Everyday folks use their muscles to carry them from one place to another, for breathing, for lifting reasonably heavy things and for…. Can you list five other things that we use our muscles […]

Slowing down for life

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In the 21st century, the fast paced lifestyle most people lead can have a negative effect of their life: from health issues to performance issues at work to personal relationship problems, taking time to “smell the roses” is an important part of life.  Carl Honore’s lecture demonstrates the advantages of taking time to do some […]

Creative method to teach Roadway Curve Design

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The concept of horizontal and vertical curves in roadway design is new to almost all students that enter the Highway Drafting and Route Design course.  There are a numerous design characteristics and equations to remember.  To aide in describing the horizontal curve of a roadway, Sandra Bowling presented a road model using the Micro Chargers […]

Brain power!

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What percentage of your brain do you use? – Richard E. Cytowic 1. Follow the link to watch a Ed Ted Talk about brain usage. 2. Study the graphics below to see what different parts of the brain do. 3. Do you use the left side of your brain more than the right side?  

Passion for Science Highest in Emerging Countries

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Special thanks to Professors Irina Struganova and Eileen Perez (from Physics and Chemistry) who shared the following discipline specific infographic with Circles. According to them, “Worldwide 89% of students say science is cool, yet only about half consider pursuing career in STEM.” The infographic comes to us from http://news.lenovo.com/ to see a larger copy, click on the […]

STEM Dilemma

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Special thanks to Professors Irina Struganova and Eileen Perez (from Physics and Chemistry) who shared the following discipline specific infographic with Circles. According to them, “Promoting STEM subjects is a national priority to assure American competitiveness  in the 21st century” This infographic comes to us from http://forensicnexus.com/science-infographics-the-stem-dillemma/ to see a larger copy, click on the image below.