To celebrate all the incredible women in science who are trailblazing, helping recruit even more women in science, and becoming role models for girls just beginning their own journeys, we’ve designated January as Raising Nerd’s Women in Science Month.
Because when girls are able to not only imagine but also literally see others like themselves in a STEM career and are encouraged, we know they are more likely to pursue and stick with STEM subjects in school. So it’s Raising Nerd’s goal to inspire, relate, and encourage girls and women of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their passions by … READ MORE
What do you think of when we say Science?
Beakers, lab coats and goggles? Dissecting a frog in science class? Well yes, all these things but so much more.
There are disciplines like kinesiology, genetics, glaciology, astro-, nano-, and environmental chemistry, just to name a few. And certainly, there will be many other “-ologies” and STEM fields that will have emerged by the time our kids are grown and ready to choose their careers.
To celebrate all the incredible women in science who are trailblazing, helping recruit even more women in science, and becoming role models for girls just beginning … READ MORE
What happens when you cross a kick-boxing foodie with a passion for scientific discovery? You get Science.Sam.
Sam Yammine, aka Science Sam, is a PHD Candidate in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto studying how stem cells build and maintain the brain. She has a passion for science and telling stories.
If science had a Nike commercial, there is no doubt that Science.Sam would be its star.
When she’s not making discoveries in the lab, Science.Sam is sharing her passion for science, profiling fellow scientists, and inspiring other science Nerds through a series of … READ MORE
Okay let’s be real. We all need a little down time and while it may be tempting to use television as the babysitter, here are some super cool, worthwhile science and engineering videos to watch with your kids and thought starters for how you can explore these concepts at home.
Candy Lab: I want candy!
No spoilers on this video … you’ll have to watch and see. Nerd exploration at home…try this technique with Play-Doh. Make colored rolls and wrapping them together using a thin flat piece. Continue to roll until the roll is as thin as you … READ MORE
Storytelling with Industrial Light & Magic’s Tim Alexander
Originally posted on May 4, 2017
When the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), hit theaters in 1977, it was an instant hit. With a budget of just $11 million, this simple story of good versus evil brought science fiction into the mainstream with a box office blowout of over $775 million. So, what made this new space epic so popular? Three simple elements: great story, a strong supporting cast, and unbelievable special and visual effects like nobody had seen before.
Forty years, (currently) eight movies, countless … READ MORE
It’s Hour of Code time!
No matter their interests, Kids will find fun in coding
Guest Post: Laura Giuggio, Technology Integration Specialist
Originally Posted June 2017
My motivation came from a workshop. THE workshop in my career that changed everything. One Saturday afternoon in Holyoke, Massachusetts in January 2015, I was going to learn to code.
I went into the workshop convinced I was going to be clueless. What did I know about coding? My last attempt was in 1988 when I saw a blinking cursor on a screen and had to write in lines of code to make the … READ MORE