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New-to-You Sea Sponge

Heather Neal - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 4:15am

A new sea sponge was originally discovered off the California coast back in 2000 with an unmanned exploration vehicle. Scientists have since been back to further investigate the creature, its habitat and habits. It...

Tech Thursday: There’s an App for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:03am

Picture this: taking your students on a field trip to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, telling them to whip out their smartphones and tablets on which they will get a personalized guided tour of the place....

Tom Mather, researcher, captures ticks

Connecting Students to STEM Careers

Heather Neal - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:11am

Do you have a student who spends recess searching out bugs on the playground? While it may be atypical playground behavior, it could also be a great opportunity to plug a little career education. Tom Mather, a...

Tech Thursday: Math Chimp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:36am

The beauty of the website Math Chimp is that it’s a one stop repository of math videos, games and worksheets, all aligned to the Common Core standards. Many sites boast a common core connection. But they make...

The Future Files

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:03am

This month, GPB aired an original production highlighting STEM advancements around the state, The Future Files. This exciting, new series looks at the future of science, technology and medicine in a smart and fast-...

Dave, far right, in a live-action shot on the job.

Fast Forward: Interview with the Executive Producer

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:20am

Dave Drabik is the Executive Producer/ Director for GPB's STEM career project Fast Forward. In the interview below, Dave shares about his experiences working on the Fast Forward project as well as how he got involved...

Discovery Education is giving a behind the scenes look at Curiosity

Mars Rover Virtual Field Trip

Heather Neal - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:38am

Discovery Education is bringing us a new virtual field trip, Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars. This time, they’re heading to space to explore the Mars rover, Curiosity, and its journey. Registration is...

NASA image of the 2010 Geminids; over one hundred meteors in this snapshot.

Geminid Meteor Shower This Week

Heather Neal - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 12:17pm

The Geminid meteor shower has given a remarkable annual display around mid-December every year since it was first noticed in 1830. While the meteor shower will be visible from December 10-16, the peak show will be...

Tech Thursday: See the Space Station from Your City

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:37am

The International Space Station (ISS) has had crew continuously onboard for 12 years. To commemorate the occasion and get everyone else in on the celebration, too, NASA has created a web app that will text or email the...

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Will.I.Am on Making Tech the New Celebrity

Heather Neal - Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:39am

Will.I.Am is one member of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas. He’s also a business star in the technology field. Intel Corp. appointed him director of creative innovation a couple of years ago. He recorded “Reach for...

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