Posts Categorized: STEM

Protein Synthesis

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I’ makin’ protein baby! [click on this link to see a video short] Now seriously. What is a protein? It is a complex polymer molecule made up of repeating sub-units or monomers called amino acids. What does a protein look like? [click on this link to see a picture of the protein – insulin] Proteins […]

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

My favorite resources for teaching physics (can be used in any STEM)

Posted by & filed under Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, Information Technology, Math, Science, STEM.

Hello Everyone, Here are the links to a few of my favorite FREE resources for STEM: 1. Phet – Great Simulations Developed by the University of Colorado team. All free, can be downloaded anywhere. PHET 2.CWSEI – Carl Weiman Science Educational Initiative – great resources for K-16 STEM educators. In case you do not know, […]

Getting Green Done by way of an Electrical Engineering Technology A.S. Degree!

Posted by & filed under Education, Good Reads, Ideas, Math, Science, Sparks, STEM, Strategy, Technology, Training.

Confidently march across that bridge spanning the demand for green jobs and the supply of qualified people ready to fill them by earning an A.S. in EET…your green job credential! This blog post explains the value of an EET degree in the context of obtaining a green job. I found this blog at the Ecotech […]

Renewable Energy Snapshot of 2050

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Brain-based Learning, Education, Ideas, infographic, Math, Science, Sparks, STEM, Strategy, Technology.

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

Posted by & filed under Muscle contraction, Science, STEM.

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 […]