Category: STEM / STEAM

  • “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 […]

  • “The Imitation Game” Movie Review

    “The Imitation Game” Movie Review

    (Breaking Enigma) Going to college for my degree in Electrical Engineering (digital hardware design and electromagnetics) Alan Turing was a hero. A genius who gave us the first computer (and digital design). He laid the foundation for artificial intelligence and robotics, and, was instrumental in winning WWII. “The Imitation Game” is inspiring to all those […]

  • 12 Women Scientists

    12 Women Scientists

    Since is education oriented, I thought this TED article introducing “12 Badass” women scientists might of interest. Here is a short quote from the article. To read more about these amazing women scientists, please go to the article. “Everywhere you look, odds appear stacked against women in STEM. Young male scientists receive up to […]

  • Autonomous Vehicles / Cars

    Autonomous Vehicles / Cars

    This past year, I have seen a dramatic increase in the development of autonomous cars. A number of companies (from Toyota to Mercedes Benz to GM to Google and more) are developing cars that can drive by themselves (to some degree). From our perspective ( Maybe this is the way we can save teens from […]

  • Learning Photoshop

    Learning Photoshop

    I have been playing around with the online version of Photoshop CC 2015. Here are a few of my attempts. I am an engineer, not an artist, so be kind.  🙂 I like black….haha — Coming out on Sept 18, 2015 Tracy Non-Profit Facebook Page Scholarship Winners David Goad trying to Trump Trump Galen from […]