Category: STEM / STEAM

  • Amanda Gorman Poet Laureate

    Amanda Gorman Poet Laureate

    Amanda Gorman, our National Poet Laureate, January 20, 2021 at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (and, yes, I’m a joyful warrior!). Awesome Inspiring Breathtaking Drive Safe! Never Forget A reminder that science, technology, engineering, art, and math rock! STEM/STEAM

  • STEM / STEAM: How the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine Works (mRNA)

    STEM / STEAM: How the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine Works (mRNA)

    Science is real and the latest result of some really cool science, and lots of really smart STEM / STEAM people, is a vaccine for the coronavirus. That vaccine has just shipped and is now being injected in front line workers and nursing home residents so they will be protected against the COVID-19 coronavirus. In […]

  • Disney+ Adds Groupwatch To Watch Movies With Friends and Family

    Disney+ Adds Groupwatch To Watch Movies With Friends and Family

    Today (Sept 29, 2020) Disney + added the capability to watch a movie with friends no matter where they are….as long as the invitees are also Disney+ subscribers. I gave it a quick try this morning, and, even though it is a bit clunky for the first time user, it seems to work. Note: I […]

  • STEM / STEAM: Google Career Certificates

    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 […]

  • Donations to Teachers for Supplies

    Donations to Teachers for Supplies

    If you are a Tracy, CA TEACHER and want to be considered for a donation. Register here. Update August 2020: I stopped doing these donations in 2019, but, now that I can’t visit a classroom to donate STEM / STEAM products…..I am going back to donating $50 to new teachers until a vaccine is ready and […]

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

    “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 […]

  • NASA Launches Mars Rover PERSEVERANCE

    NASA Launches Mars Rover PERSEVERANCE

    The latest NASA Mars Rover launched successfully today (July 30, 2020). Nearly seven months from today (Feb 18, 2021) Perseverance should land on Mars. When it does, there are a number of experiments scheduled. But first….watch the really cool launch video below thanks to CNET. / NASA. On Wikipedia, you can find all the info […]

  • “Unexpected” Movie Review and Trailer

    “Unexpected” Movie Review and Trailer

    Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders) is a high school science teacher. She and and her boyfriend John (Anders Holm) are living together and have charted a nice slow course for the rest of their lives. Unexpectedly, Samantha’s school is closing at the end of the school year and Samantha is looking for her dream job at […]

  • STEM / STEAM: Everything You Need to Know About Viruses

    STEM / STEAM: Everything You Need to Know About Viruses

    Here is a cool STEM / STEAM video by “Domain of Science” introducing viruses…..including the coronavirus. Very cool for all who want to be a medical researcher, biologist, biomedical engineer, doctor, etc after majoring in science / technology in college. Here are more cool Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math stuff on this blog: Drive Safe! […]