STEM

Education
7:55 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Play Turns Scientific at Robotics Tournament

Kids commanding their team's robot through the obstacle course.
Credit Allison Crawford

On average, every person on earth owns 86 Lego bricks according the Lego Company. And that number could grow with Christmas around the corner and kids looking forward to toy stuffed stockings. But the plastic bricks and Lego robotic systems are more than just toys. Play and science collided in the educational world of Lego tournaments last weekend at Paducah’s West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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Education
3:35 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

National Science Foundation Awards Kentucky Millions

Reporters talking with Rodney Andrews.
Credit Stu Johnson / WEKU

A statewide effort to further the economy through funding energy research and attracting more students into STEM fields is getting a major financial boost.

Kentucky is one of six jurisdictions chosen to receive a five year research award from the National Science Foundation.

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Education
3:36 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

How Murray State is Introducing Kids to Emerging World of Robotics

Kate, Murray State's NAO

A robot that helps teach computer programming is a rising star in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes in Kentucky. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte meets the French-made robot and its handlers from the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education in Murray State's College of Education and Human Services.

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Education
3:23 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Forum Encourages Girls to Pursue Careers in Science and Related Fields

Credit kygirlsstem.com

Cindy Ragland  is coordinating the West Kentucky Forum of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, coming up Thursday, November 14th, to interest girls 3rd grade and older in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. She speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Collaborative and the event. 

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Education
7:02 am
Thu October 24, 2013

KY And TN 8th Graders Doing Better Than Global Peers

Eighth-graders in Kentucky are doing better than their peers around the globe when it comes to math and science. A study being released today compared every state, the District of Columbia and Defense Department schools against 38 countries and nine additional subnational education systems.

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Education
3:09 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

UT Martin Presents ECHO 360 Webinar on Active Learning Online

Active learning online is a buzz phrase for getting faculty lectures to students before they come to class, so the class can be an engagement center for students asking about lectures they've already heard, and presumably studied.  University of Tennessee at Martin instructional technology designer Harriette Spiegel is involved in an ECHO 360 webinar open to all, free, this Thursday at 1 p.m.  It is targeted specifically to supporting STEM classrooms. See registration information here.

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Culture
11:00 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Hopkinsville-Christian Co. Museums feature local women in STEM fields

Credit Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County is hosting a special exhibit in this year’s theme, “Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.”  The exhibit features the stories of historic, local women who’ve made contributions to those fields.  Todd Hatton speaks with Museum Executive Director Alissa Keller to find out more.

Education
10:59 am
Mon September 3, 2012

MSU Regional Outreach Funds 10 Projects

The Murray State University office of regional outreach has allocated $158,000 to regional projects. The advisory council selected 10 projects in its 18-county service region, including grants for science, technology engineering and mathematics education and early childhood learning.

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