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Students learn to conserve water by 99% at Water Walk in San Jose

Thank you, teachers in San Jose, for inviting SmarterSTEM to take part in their inaugural Water Walk celebration.  The event featured students forming a “bucket brigade” to carry water around, simulating how people in other parts of the world actually bring water to their families. Continue reading


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


PODCAST 102 Our Shop Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger

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On this episode Alex and Mike talk about the big expansion plans underway at the Electric Auto Shop adding more STEM pathways. See our latest curricula at EFCC 2016 in Sacramento, California, March 6-8, 2016.

Sacramento Convention Center March 6-8th, 2016
EFCC website: https://2016.educatingforcareers.org/front

Electric Auto Shop is now a part of SmarterSTEM, providing multiple pathways for STEM education. Today’s STEM classrooms use new technologies to inspire students and while we will continue bringing electric vehicles and alternative fuels to our students via Electric Auto Shop, we will bring new ideas like our 3D Curricula Pathway, which uses 3D printing and design to unlock a multitude of new projects for students, from electric vehicles, to drones, to medical prostheses. Continue reading


Knowledge is Power, Connect with SmarterSTEM

3D-EV Capstone Electric Car Lab from SmarterSTEM

SmarterSTEM doesn’t know where to find you, but now you know where to find us!  Welcome to the SmarterSTEM social network, an ever-expanding place full of STEM-related advice, equipment, selfies, podcasts and all the other nuts and bolts of the STEM classroom.  Don’t be shy, engage with your full potential and find SmarterSTEM on your favorite platforms.  Have a question? Suggestions? There are several ways to connect with SmarterSTEM.