Category Archives: STEM / STEAM


Yesterday, 2/18/2021, was a historic day in the search for life on Mars as NASA’s newest Mars Rover, Perseverance, successfully landed on Mars after launching on July 30, 2020. Here is the first picture sent back to NASA from Perseverance. I grabbed this from the NASA blog, here. Many more will follow from cameras with much higher resolution. GREAT stuff!

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“Radioactive” Movie Review

Marie Sklodowska (Rosamund Pike) was a brilliant scientist living and working in 1893 Paris, after leaving her home in Poland. She wanted to learn science from the best scientists, and was well on her way to making a name for herself in the scientific community. Unfortunately, the thinking back then was that women need to be home with their babies,

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STEM / STEAM: Google Career Certificates

Go here to learn more about Google Career Certificates for technically inclined folks who may not have, or do not plan to get, a college degree. Study to be a Data Analyst, Project Manager, UX Designer (User Interface), and IT Support Specialist. Truthfully, I have been enjoying learning Javascript programming using Grasshopper. Being a retired engineer, I have no need to rush or

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“The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet” Movie Review and Trailer

T.S. (Kyle Catlett) and Layton (Jakob Davies) Spivet were twins born on a ranch in Montana, but, they could not have been more different. Layton was carefree, daring, and loved to shoot his gun. The apple of his father’s (Callum Keith Rennie) eye. T.S. was studious and brilliant, taking after his mother, Dr, Claire (Helena Bonham Carter), who studied…..bugs. Layton

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