Category: STEM / STEAM

  • STEAM: “Interning at Pixar” A Short Video

    STEAM: “Interning at Pixar” A Short Video

    If you LOVE movies and have an interest in art and technology while working in the movie industry. Here is a terrific video about Interning at Pixar. Imagine how great that would be! Apply here. 🙂 Follow your dreams! STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math Drive Safe! Never Forget.

  • STEAM: Disney Research Designs Kinetic Wire Characters

    STEAM: Disney Research Designs Kinetic Wire Characters

    NEW: STEAM related videos. This one is from Disney Research showing how they design kinetic wire characters.

  • “Gifted” Movie Review

    “Gifted” Movie Review

    7 years ago Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is late for a date when his brilliant mathematician sister shows up at his door with her infant daughter, Mary, needing to talk.  Frank told her they can talk later. When Frank got home after his date, he found Mary on the couch and his sister dead (from […]

  • STEM Toys for Kids from Purdue University

    STEM Toys for Kids from Purdue University

    Here are some really cool STEM / STEAM gifts for students. I have only included a few gifts that I think are awesome (or are potentially awesome), but, to see a lot more go to the Purdue University “Engineering Gift Guide”. Click the headings below to go to the product website or to Amazon Smile […]

  • “Geography Club” Movie Review

    “Geography Club” Movie Review

    Russell Middlebrook (Cameron Deane Stewart) is struggling with his identity. He thinks he may be gay, but, is having a hard time coming to grips with that reality. One day, he is chatting online with someone and they plan to meet in the park.  That does not happen… least he does not think it does. […]

  • “Hidden Figures” Movie Review

    “Hidden Figures” Movie Review

    When I was a nerdy kid, I followed the space program and the 7 original astronauts almost as fervently as baseball. Every step of the way, I rooted for, and idolized, my astronaut heroes. In fact, many years later when I was working part-time in Sears while in college, my boss told me to go […]

  • LEGO Mindstorms Education Ev3 for STEM / STEAM

    LEGO Mindstorms Education Ev3 for STEM / STEAM

    Update Jan 16, 2020: Looks like this product line has been updated to Spike Prime. I added a valid video link and the web link below goes to the right place.  Geek on! The LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 for STEM / STEAM enrichment looks like a fun way to learn about science, technology, engineering, and […]

  • STEM Educational Products: WeDo 2.0 from Lego Education

    STEM Educational Products: WeDo 2.0 from Lego Education

    “LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 makes science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding come to life. The unique combination of the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, and engaging, standards-based projects results in a resource that builds students’ confidence to ask questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting STEM learning directly in their hands.” Lego STEM […]

  • STEM Educational Products: LittleBits

    STEM Educational Products: LittleBits

    LittleBits Web Site With’s new emphasis on helping to keep Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities in the classroom, here is our first blog introducing some cool STEM related products that teachers can use in their classrooms. In the old days, this engineer used breadboards to put together prototypes of my designs. These […]