Articles

STEM Skills in Gaming and Esports  February 25, 2019
by Nick Butts and Chris Shell North American Scholastic Esports Federation Blog   STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — but it’s more than the individual disciplines, or even the combination of those. It also incorporates collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills and mindsets that are necessary in today’s world.

Websites to Visit

Science News for Students June 29, 2020
www.sciencenewsforstudents.org Enjoy keeping up to date with the latest innovations and news stories in the STEM field? Science News for Students is the place for you!  Read articles and watch videos on almost every scientific topic you can think of. The site is full of science experiments, neat jobs you’ve probably never heard of, in-depth articles ...

Python June 20, 2020
Python Main Link: www.python.org What is Python? Python is an interpreted object-oriented and high-level programming language. Python is a very popular and easy to use language, a favorite among many programmers. One of the greatest benefits of the Python language compared to others is that Python is open-sourced.  This means that anybody can contribute their work to ...

Mozilla Hubs May 29, 2020
Main Link: hubs.mozilla.com Mozilla Hubs is a fantastic free online service that allows anybody to meet and interact with each other in a customizable 3D virtual environment. In a Hubs virtual room, users can chat via text or microphone input, share media including images, videos, and 3D models, and interact with the virtual world around them. Mozilla ...

World Community Grid May 19, 2020
www.worldcommunitygrid.org From the website:  Let your computer daydream science. World Community Grid, a philanthropic initiative from IBM, enables anyone with a computer, smartphone or tablet to donate their unused computing power to advance cutting-edge scientific research on topics related to health, poverty and sustainability. Through the contributions of over 650,000 individuals and 460 organizations, World Community Grid ...

BOINC May 19, 2020
boinc.berkeley.edu BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or Android device. BOINC downloads scientific computing jobs to your computer and runs them invisibly in the background. It’s easy and safe. About 30 science projects use BOINC; examples include Einstein@Home, IBM World Community Grid, and SETI@home. These projects investigate diseases, study global ...

World Health Organization March 25, 2020
Main Link:  www.who.int/ The World Health Organization (WHO) website is incredibly useful for staying up to date on current international health crises and retrieving health information. It is especially useful today as we fight through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on a global scale. The WHO makes it incredibly easy to access important information and guidelines in ...

Annenberg Learner March 25, 2020
Main Link: www.learner.org/ Annenberg Learner is an online education platform best known for its free-to-watch courses and workshops for teachers. It provides online courses and teaching instructions on many subjects – for both students and teachers. Annenberg Learner also offers supplementary material for teachers and students, including interactive activities, homework and reviews to go along with lessons. ...

Khan Academy March 25, 2020
www.khanacademy.org Khan Academy is one of the most used online educational resources for K-12 students in the world. Led by Sal Khan, founder and COO of Khan Academy, the nonprofit educational organization has more than 6,500 video lessons and 90+ courses available for free on its website. Khan Academy courses are generally focused on STEM fields ...

Places to Go

Roanoke Higher Education Center June 15, 2020
Main Link:  www.education.edu  STEM+ by Commonwealth Learning Systems lab is located in Suite 813 108 North Jefferson Street Roanoke, Virginia 24016 (540) 767-6161  DIRECTIONS & PARKING   The Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC) in historic downtown Roanoke develops partnerships and maintains a state-of-the-art facility that provides citizens of the Roanoke region access to training, certifications, and degrees.  undergraduate and graduate programs from member universities testing center customized ...