The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
The opening day at the fair was also STEM day – a chance for fair-goers to experience the creativity and fun that science, technology, engineering and math have to offer.
Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.
A Canadian company that makes sophisticated heating and ventilation systems will locate a research facility in a Twin Cities suburb. A top executive from Price Industries joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday in announcing the project, which grew out of a personal courtship by the governor and a $700,000 state grant toward the facility’s construction.
A Twin Cities company has quickly grown from the owners’ New Brighton home to an online retailer to a retail store at Mall of America. The New Brighton-based business Sigma Beauty was started online by a veterinarian and an engineer, and now they have claim $25 million in annual sales.
University researchers test robot controlled by the mind.
If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.
There is a classroom at Bloomington Kennedy High School where you won’t find any books, or any pens or paper for that matter.