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Minnesotan To Meet: Music Scientist Roger Dumas

Our connection to music is a strong one. It can put you in a better mood or help you go to sleep. But one scientist is now making music by using brain waves.

09/30/2014

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ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School Juniors

A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.

09/23/2014

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For The Love Of Science

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.

09/22/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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State Fair STEM Program’s Goal? Get The Family Interested In Science

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.

08/21/2014

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Urban League Honoring Woman For Breaking Barriers, Becoming A Scientist

The Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League’s annual gala.

06/18/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 23, 2014

Couldn’t pull yourself away from the Minnesota Twins – San Francisco Giants game? Don’t worry. We’ve got the entire Rally here!

05/24/2014

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Dot Harris Strives To Make Science Attractive To Student Athletes

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.

05/23/2014

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Good Question: Your Human Body Questions Answered

It’s Friday, and Heather Brown went to the mailbag to answer some of your burning Good Questions about the human body.

09/20/2013

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Going Back To School For Science, Math Lessons

Science and Math can be tough for a lot of kids. Unless you’re really into it — like Mike Augustyniak, who eventually became a meteorologist. You also have to have a good teacher, which Augustyniak took on last week at Minnetonka High School.

09/12/2013

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The Works Museum Takes Hands-On Approach To Science

It often helps to better understand a subject or concept. A museum in Bloomington is focused on teaching kids about engineering through some very fun activities. When kids talk about what they want to be when they grow up, you typically don’t hear them say an engineer.

06/03/2013

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Minnesota Teacher Of The Year On WCCO

Megan Olivia Hall made the local media rounds Monday after being chosen as the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year!

05/06/2013

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U Of M Research ‘Identifies’ A Cause Of Breast Cancer

Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they’ve made a breakthrough when it comes to what causes many cases of breast cancer.

02/06/2013

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Professionals To Students: Math & Science Are Important

Whether it was in a challenging math class or a science lab, students have often asked themselves: Why am I learning this?

01/08/2013

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