XR for Educators Online Workshop – November 2020

XR for Educators Are you an educator curious about using innovative technology to meet educational goals?  Want to bring more interaction into the online learning space? Extended Reality (XR) is an …

Who Discovered Washing Hands Prevents the Spread of Disease?

 The idea of washing hands to prevent the spread of disease is not a new one. You might be surprised to learn that the idea was developed in 1847 by …

XR for Educators – ONLINE WORKSHOP

eXtended Reality for Educators Are you an educator curious about using innovative technology to meet educational goals?  Want to bring more interaction into the online learning space? Extended Reality (XR) …

RHEC Virtual  Open House РThursday, Oct 1

education.edu Thursday, October 1, 2020   6PM – 7PM Open House is free and open to the public. Attend the RHEC Fall 2020 Virtual Open House and learn about the more …

Roanoke STEAM Day – Friday, Oct 23

www.vtrc.vt.edu/engagement/steam.html Friday, October 23, 2020    Area schools (including homeschools) are invited to visit Downtown Roanoke for a free celebration of Science, Technology , Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) at …

Virtual Science Festival 2020 – Saturday, Nov 7

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10AM – 4PM icat.vt.edu/science-festival.html Annual Science Fair hosted by Virginia Tech and the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Open to the Public, Free, VIRTUAL FORMAT with …

FutureHAUS – New Technologies for Energy Positive Smart Homes

www.futurehaus.tech   What Virginia Tech project has traveled the world, visiting Dubai, UAE, New York’s Times Square, and Washington, DC?   FutureHAUS, Virginia Tech’s Center for Design Research energy positive smart …

Giant Music Box – Marble Machine X

 What can you do with a Bass Guitar, Computer, CAD Software, and Power Tools? There are those who create synthesizers out of old Nintendo machines. Sebastiaan Jansen is creating a …

Summer Science Activities for Kids from Virginia Tech

vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2020/07/fralinlifesci-kids-summer-science-activities.html The summer can be quite monotonous for kids especially when they’re stuck at home during a pandemic. Instead of just watching TV and playing video games, why not branch …

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Seaborn (Python Library)

seaborn.pydata.org For data scientists using Python, libraries such as NumPy and Pandas are useful for reading and manipulating data on the back-end. How can we visualize the data in Python? …

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Pandas (Python Library)

pandas.pydata.org Pandas is a Python extension library that provides definitions for operations that manipulate data sets and structures. One of the most practical uses of Pandas is the ability to …

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NumPy

numpy.org NumPy is one of the most useful and popular Python tool-kits available for computer scientists, programmers, and data analysts. It is an open-sourced programming extension library that enables numerical …

Science News for Students

Science News for Students

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 …

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Before the Tesla Model 3 there was Nikola Tesla

It is funny how the history of technology often goes around full circle.  We went from centralized mainframes with terminals, to the PC which are decentralized, to the cloud computing …

Python

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 …

Tech on Tap Online Event

  No Camp? No Problem!  STEM Ideas for Family Summer Fun Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm Registration With kids at home this summer, you need a game plan. …

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Google Colab

colab.research.google.com Google’s Colaboratory, or “Colab” for short, is a free online resource used for sharing code, documentation, and visualized data. Google Colab runs code using Jupyter Notebook, an open-source web …

Roanoke Higher Education Center

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 …

Faster Than the Speed of Sound

When I was a kid, I use to turn the light off in a room and stand as alert as possible in the dark without blinking. Then, I would turn …

Drones – Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly Drones is a new online, interactive class that introduces drone basics to students of all ages —– before they send drone equipment into the air. Designed and …

The Tone Chasers

Amp Technology: How Sometimes the New Stuff Struggles To Be As Good As the Old Stuff  It’s always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you’re the same, and they …

Mozilla Hubs

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 …

Explore Data Analytics Summer 2020

Explore Data Analytics is a online, interactive class that introduces high school and community college learners to the fast growing field of Data Analytics. Designed and led by Virginia Tech …

World Community Grid

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 …

BOINC

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 …