Category: STEM / STEAM

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

    Movie Review: “The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet”

    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! […]

  • STEM / STEAM: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5 in 1 Kit

    STEM / STEAM: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5 in 1 Kit

    Lego introduced (on June 12, 2020) a new Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5 in 1 kit for $359.99. Visit this web site to learn a lot more about this new STEM / STEAM product. In the meantime, here is a little bit about it: Included in this kit are five robots your child (10 and up) […]

  • STEM /STEAM: Historic Launch into Space by SpaceX and NASA

    STEM /STEAM: Historic Launch into Space by SpaceX and NASA

    OK…..I’m old enough….. I followed the original 7….I saw the first launch of a man into space…..I watched the moon landing (as a summer student at Lowell Tech)……I watched the first tests of the Space Shuttle (working at Sears and attending SUNY at Stony Brook for my BS in Electrical Engineering)……I watched the Space Shuttle […]

  • STEM / STEAM: Covid-19 Social Distancing Advice from Astronauts

    STEM / STEAM: Covid-19 Social Distancing Advice from Astronauts

    Two astronauts (Catherine Coleman and Christina Koch) give advice on social distancing / isolation during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Drive Safe! Never Forget.

  • "Troop Zero" Movie Review and Trailer

    "Troop Zero" Movie Review and Trailer

    Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) LOVES science! She also loves looking at the stars at night and thinking about her mom being among the stars, meteors, and other celestial bodies.

  • STEM / STEAM: Christina Koch Returns to Earth After Spending 328 Days on the Space Station

    STEM / STEAM: Christina Koch Returns to Earth After Spending 328 Days on the Space Station

    Working as an electrical engineer (MSEE from the University of Kansas) at Lawrence Livermore Lab I briefly met with another electrical engineer (BSEE from the University of the Pacific); Jose Hernandez. Years later, I learned that Jose had become an Astronaut and some time after that…..he blasted off into space! Very cool! Fast forward a zillion years, […]