The Science Zone teaches Idea Lab students STEM and art with 3D printers

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The new three-dimensional printer at the science zone roars to life making a cat that can hold a teabag. This is the second printer The Science Zone has. An educator says the possibilities are endless.



a desktop computer sitting on top of a desk: The Science Zone debuts it's Snapmaker 2


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The Science Zone debuts it’s Snapmaker 2

“Kids are working on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign and printing miniatures and terrain,” said Darcie Gudger, the Idea Lab educator and coordinator.

She adds they hope to print chess pieces next.

Their new machine is called Snapmaker two which can 3D print, burn wood and engrave with a laser. This technology is used in lots of different fields.

“Educators use it because you can print educational materials or games and puzzles,” Gudger said.

She wants to use this technology to give students lots of creative freedom.

“I have one student that’s interested in 3D printing model

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Two Kentucky School Systems Select Discovery Education to Support STEM and STEAM Instruction

Two Kentucky school systems—Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS)—recently selected Discovery Education to support STEM/STEAM education in their school districts. Through these two new partnerships, Discovery Education will help educators in FCPS’s RISE Academy and JCPS’s Grace James Academy of Excellence nurture the growth of STEM cultures within these all-female schools  that help students develop the creative, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills needed for success in classrooms, online, or in the hybrid environment. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

A brand new school opening in the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS’s Rise STEM Academy will support young women as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math during their formative years so that each student may more eagerly embrace STEM career pathways. JCPS’s Grace James Academy of Excellence is dedicated to empowering,

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Tech and Philanthropic Leaders Launch Million Girls Moonshot to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Intel Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have joined STEM Next Opportunity Fund and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to launch the Million Girls Moonshot. The effort is designed to engage one million school-age girls in the U.S. in STEM learning opportunities over the next five years. The organizations will provide grant funding and in-kind resources to Mott-funded afterschool networks in all 50 states to increase access to hands-on, immersive STEM learning experiences.

“When my father, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore founded Intel, they built upon the experiences of their youth, where they had opportunities to build, invent, engineer and experiment. These hands-on experiences gave them a sense of initiative, perseverance and a belief that they could create revolutionary new technologies,” said Dr. Penny Noyce, founding board chair, STEM Next Opportunity Fund. “The Million Girls Moonshot will help girls from diverse backgrounds develop

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Open-source community dumps the swag bag in favor of supporting STEM education

Swag is synonymous with corporate events as companies entice attendees with freebies in return for a chance to demonstrate their product. But handing out promotional gimmicks that eventually find their way into a landfill doesn’t fit well with the open-source culture of sustainability and giving back.

And when developers don’t like something, they change it. So, during the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe Virtual event, partners Cockroach Labs Inc., Sysdig Inc. and Instana Inc. switched the gift-giving paradigm, gaining potential customer’s attention by raising funds for STEM charity Black Girls Code.

“From a marketing perspective, it was something everyone on the team felt better about than buying yet another cheap tchotchke to give out. And it ended up being just a roaring success,” said Peter Guagenti (pictured, right), chief marketing officer at Cockroach.

Guagenti and Janet Matsuda (left), chief marketing officer at Sysdig, spoke with theCUBE for a Women

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Rutgers STEM MBA focuses on technology management and analytical skills to teach students data-driven decision-making

Rutgers Business School STEM MBA curriculum emphasizes advanced mathematics or management of technology and includes courses in operations analysis, data mining, business forecasting and quality management

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rutgers Business School is enhancing its traditional MBA program with an optional STEM designation that offers students the ability to focus on the technology and analytic skills demanded in a changing work world.

While Rutgers has taught rigorous data-driven analytical skills as part of its management education for the past 64 years, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) MBA designation reflects the increased importance for business leaders to have a solid understanding of how to use data analytics and innovation to drive decision-making.

“We have taken another giant step toward building a strong business school for the future of work,” said Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei. “The STEM designation will provide our students with

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Learning Undefeated Partners with Texas Education Agency to Bring Mobile STEM Laboratory Statewide

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Learning Undefeated, a non-profit committed to providing STEM education opportunities for underserved communities, today announced a new partnership with the Texas Education Agency that will create the first-ever Texas Mobile STEM Laboratory program.” data-reactid=”13″GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Learning Undefeated, a non-profit committed to providing STEM education opportunities for underserved communities, today announced a new partnership with the Texas Education Agency that will create the first-ever Texas Mobile STEM Laboratory program.

Texas educational regions for the 2020/21 school year, bringing cross-curricular engineering design challenges and a multisensory interactive career exploration experience for students.” data-reactid=”14″The program will serve K-8 students and teachers throughout all twenty Texas educational

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Virgin Hyperloop and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Launch Partnership to Bring Equitable STEM Education to the Next Generation

The partnership is focused on taking action to help ensure STEM education is accessible to all

Virgin Hyperloop's XP-1 vehicle at COSI in Columbus, Ohio as part of VH's national roadshow in 2019.
Virgin Hyperloop’s XP-1 vehicle at COSI in Columbus, Ohio as part of VH’s national roadshow in 2019.
Virgin Hyperloop’s XP-1 vehicle at COSI in Columbus, Ohio as part of VH’s national roadshow in 2019.

COLUMBUS, OH, Aug. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virgin Hyperloop, the category leader in hyperloop technology, and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the top-ranked science center in the country by USA Today, have joined forces for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programming.  Distance learning is needed now more than ever, and COSI and Virgin Hyperloop are forging a partnership that will leverage some of COSI’s exciting programs such as COSI Connects,  the COSI Science Festival, the Color of Science, and the new COSI Learning Lunchbox to provide critical learning to underserved youth, breaking down barriers in

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