Category: Science

Ready for Action: Glesener and Savage Prepare for Solar Flares with Upcoming Launches

Glesener and Savage are readying two separate rockets to carry instruments designed to gather vital information on solar flares. Solar flares are powerful eruptions on the sun that release charged particles into space, sometimes causing damage to Earth by causing auroras or disrupting satellites and power grids. As the scientists monitor live readings from satellites…

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Exploring the Deep with Heal the Bay: Kids Learn and Discover the Wonders of the Ocean at Aquarium Science Camp

This summer, kids have the chance to immerse themselves in science activities and discover the intriguing water systems of Santa Monica at Heal the Bay’s Aquarium Science Camp. Heal the Bay is a nonprofit organization that aims to protect the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles, ensuring they are safe, healthy, and clean.…

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Celebrating the Everyday Heroes: The Invaluable Impact of McGill Volunteers

Every Moment Matters: Celebrating the Invaluable Contributions of Volunteers From April 14-20, 2024, we will come together to recognize and honor the incredible work of volunteers across the country. This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week is Every Moment Matters, highlighting the importance of each volunteer and their impact in our communities. At McGill, volunteers…

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Greyhills Academy High School Students Shine at Arizona Science and Engineering Fair with Sustainable Water Quality Project

Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City recently participated in the 2024 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair held from April 4-6 in Tempe. Two seniors from the school, Daneyah Chief and Shyla Manygoats, were able to secure three prestigious awards for their project titled “Enhancing water quality in arid regions: a sustainable approach for safe…

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Samsung Secures $6.4 Billion in Direct Funding from US for Semiconductor Manufacturing Expansion

The United States is set to provide $6.4 billion in direct funding to Samsung as part of the CHIPS and Science Act, aimed at enhancing its manufacturing capabilities in the country. This announcement was made by US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at Samsung’s new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas. Samsung Semiconductor CEO Kye…

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Tuning In to Nature: How Soundscape Ecology is Helping Us Understand Environmental Health and Biodiversity

Ecologist Richard Broughton, who works at Monks Wood in Cambridgeshire, has been observing the decline of the marsh tit population over a period of 22 years. Not only has he noticed a decrease in numbers, but he has also heard the impact on the wood’s soundscape. This observation highlights how changes in biodiversity can directly…

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Kasson-Mantorville Elementary Students Learn About Earth Science and Career Opportunities through Interactive Learning Experience

The ABC 6 News Team delivers the latest local, regional, and national news events of the day, along with updated sports, weather, and traffic. On Monday at Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School, first-graders were immersed in Earth science. Various organizations such as 4H, an educational nonprofit, provided hands-on learning experiences through a “green shack” that taught students…

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Building Brains and Bottles: A Hands-On STEM Experience for Middle Schoolers

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the students of Eugene A. Tighe Middle School took part in an exciting event called STEM Night. This event was attended by fifth and sixth graders along with their families who participated in a range of STEM-based activities that were both educational and enjoyable. The activities were set up at…

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Vermont Students Excel at State Science Fair with STEM Projects

A group of six students from Missisquoi Valley Union recently showcased their scientific and technological projects at the Vermont State Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fair on March 30. These students had previously been finalists in the local MVU STEM Fair that took place on February 8. At the state fair, they presented their projects…

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Indigenous Cancer Research Education: Bridging Environmental Justice and STEM in Health Promotion

Regina Idoate, PhD, and Aislinn Rookwood, both from UNMC, will be presenting on “Indigenous Cancer Research Education for Environmental Justice” as part of the Nebraska Science Festival virtual science café on April 18 at 5:30 p.m. This unique cafe will explore how a National Cancer Institute-funded research education program is using Indigenous STEM pedagogy, practices,…

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