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Podcast 103 Food Machine Technology with Inventor Alex Tyink

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Food Machine Lab and Curriculum by SmarterSTEM

On our latest podcast we are excited to talk to our new partner and inventor Alex Tyink giving us a deep dive into the many facets of our new Food Machine Lab Curriculum. Alex built his first aeroponic grow machine in a New York apartment as an idea to feed the poor. Now he is working with SmarterSTEM to help students learn science and nutrition using our new FoodMachineLab Curriculum. Listen below the fold: Continue reading


Hands-On Projects Make Science Class Fun

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All Hands On Deck

At SmarterSTEM we believe in project-based forms of education which connect theory to reality for students and teachers. How many fond memories do you have of textbooks, lectures and exams? It’s the team-oriented, results-driven, hands-on projects that inspire curiosity, and students agree.

“It’s the hands-on aspect I like the best,” said student Nick Clement of Tustin High School’s T-Tech engineering program which built SmarterSTEM’s Racer8 in class.  In our podcast interview he said building the go-kart in class made it “…more interesting to see how things work and how they go together.” Continue reading


STEM Education Jobs in High Demand

STEM Education - Instructor Training for Electric Car Assembly, including chassis, suspension, brakes, electrical, battery, charger.

Automotive instructors in Northern California receive training in electric car assembly through SmarterSTEM.

Whether you’re a teacher, counselor, or administrator, you just may have the background and experience to quickly and easily implement a cutting edge STEM program. Jump over to Monster.com for 1000+ job listings in STEM Education, or become a STEM Coordinator via another want ad from the Boys and Girls Club. Half of STEM jobs go unfilled in Arizona, according to the Arizona Office of STEM Education.

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NY Times | Rising Call for STEM over Liberal Arts

More STEM, Less Liberal Arts

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(New York Times) When the Kentucky governor, Matt Bevin, suggested last month that students majoring in French literature should not receive state funding for their college education, he joined a growing number of elected officials who want to nudge students away from the humanities and toward more job-friendly subjects like electrical engineering.

Frustrated by soaring tuition costs, crushing student loan debt and a lack of skilled workers, particularly in science and technology, more and more states have adopted the idea of rewarding public colleges and universities for churning out students educated in fields seen as important to the economy. READ MORE


Electric Vehicle Lab, Solar Oven Highlight EFCC 2016 for SmarterSTEM

efcc-poster-smarterstemEducation company SmarterSTEM will demonstrate an electric vehicle lab and a breakthrough solar oven course at its booth for the 2016 Educating for Careers Conference, EFCC, March 6-8, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. Booths: 116-118. With the theme “New STEM Pathways” SmarterSTEM is bringing real world projects like electric vehicles, solar ovens and 3D printers to students. Continue reading


San Jose High School Adopts SmarterSTEM Electric Vehicle Assembly Course

  • Sorin Neagu, Automotive Technology Instructor, Independence High School, San Jose, California

Auto shop teacher Sorin Neagu caused a spectacle when he launched Independence High School’s new course.

He drove through the center of school at lunchtime in front of hundreds of students, in a shiny three-wheeled hot rod, offering rides and rewarding his best students with turns behind the wheel. What better way to recruit students to a new course in STEM education? Continue reading