Rachel Gearinger

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How to Create a Fun Engineering Contest Students Will Love!
February 25, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: Behind-the-Scenes, Engineering, Tools for Teachers

For science teachers implementing NGSS, finding fun, engaging, engineering activities that students will enjoy can be challenging. Creating contests is a great way to engage students of all ages.

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Why Geoscientists Have the Coolest Careers on the Planet and How to Prepare Students for It
February 13, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: STEM News & Views

When you think of geoscience, what comes to mind? You might immediately think of rocks or oil wells. Both would be correct, but did you know geoscience is so much more? This field is tasked with solving some of the most complex, exciting problems in the problems!

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Dagan Merckler
What Happened to Elementary Science Student Dagan Merckler? Did He Succeed or Fail?
February 8, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: PBIS, STEM News & Views

The internet is full of videos. Every once and a while you stumble upon a video that resonates with you, makes you think, and makes you ask questions. This is one such video, posted by elementary school science student Dagan Merckler.

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STUDY: How to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers to Change the World
January 22, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: Engineering, STEM News & Views

Understanding how engineering is viewed by parents and students can offer direction about how to change this view from distaste to a lifelong love of engineering.

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Here’s How One Parent Is Turning Math Fear into Math FUN for Kids at Home 🙆
January 7, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: Math, STEM News & Views

Some parents are responding to the math homework frustration by taking matters into their own hands. One such parent is Leslie Gilbert.

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Making 2016 the Year of STEM Mentorship: A One of a-Kind Experience for Students
January 5, 2016 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: STEM News & Views

How can schools design mentorship programs that give students awesome, real-world STEM research experience?

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The Benefits of Bringing Math Professionals Into the Classroom
December 14, 2015 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: IMP Alumni, Math, Uncategorized

By inviting math professionals into the classroom, students see that they, too, can work in these careers where the math they learn in class becomes the math they use at work, to solve big problems.

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STUDENT QUESTION: Do I Need to Know Coding to Have a Career in Artificial Intelligence?
December 10, 2015 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: STEM News & Views

With the innovative progress being made in Artificial Intelligence, the industry is sure to draw the appeal of students. But many students aren’t exactly sure what a career in AI involves.

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