U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy announced last week the launch of the TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy. This marks the beginning of Toshiba’s partnership in the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Japan. http://www.nsta.org/about/pressroom.aspx?id=60093
DENVER KEYNOTE SPEAKER DENVER Conference: DEC. 12–14 Twice featured on "60 Minutes"— Dr. Geoffrey Ling, deputy director for Defense Sciences office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will provide updates on the progress of his work developing a prosthetic arm that is controlled directly by a patient's brain.
Self-proclaimed Science Evangelist Ainissa Ramirez will be the Keynote Speaker for our 2013 STEM Forum & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, May 15-18, 2013. If you don't know Dr. Ramirez yet, view her TED talk to get fired up about STEM! http://blog.ted.com/2012/03/02/a-sputnik-moment-for-stem-education-ainissa-ramirez-at-ted2012/
Iron Man fans in the class or house? Meet your students where they are in pop culture! Tying Iron Man to hands-on #science exploration might spark new interest in scientific inquiry, #robotics, physics, #engineering, and more. There's plenty of "Iron Man" science to explore. Plus, students see the engineering design process in action! [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2013/04/iron-man-fuels-student-science-inquiry.php?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject #IronMan