Blog Posts

Art and technology – the perfect pair for corn mazes

Posted by Molly Underwood on October 15, 2021

If you’re like me, this is one of your favorite times of the year. 🎃🥣🏈🍂

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Technology, Engineering, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Art

Five easy steps to get started teaching drones

Posted by Cody White on September 14, 2021

Drones, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), are becoming essential tools in a wide range of industries. Agriculture, construction, real estate, filmmaking, surveying, infrastructure inspection, supply chain management, and law enforcement have all felt the impact of this technology. Naturally, this presents a golden opportunity for career and technical education.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Teacher Development, USAR, Activities, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning

Bridging art and engineering after school

Posted by Cody White on September 02, 2021

Through competitive bridge building, art teacher Kevin Chung brings together the domains of art and engineering at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chung has found great success leading students toward career paths, scholarships, and top spots at international competition.

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Topics: Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Culture, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Careers, Activities, Drafting, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate, Art

Countdown to liftoff: How rockets launch into space

Posted by Molly Underwood on August 13, 2021

Even though 2020 was a challenging year for so many reasons, space exploration continued to reach new heights. SpaceX launched their first astronaut mission, the Perseverance rover was sent to Mars to seek signs of ancient life, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe successfully collected material from asteroid Bennu, and many more historic discoveries happened! The launch schedule for 2021 isn’t short either! Not to mention the most recent launch to space Jeff Bezos took in his rocket ship, New Shepard, which is designed to serve the market for space tourism. 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Science, Technology, STEM, Engineering, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Physics, innovate

Celebrating a picturesque day: Photography and STEM fun

Posted by Preston Frazier on August 10, 2021

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. . . I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Elliott Erwitt

“Picture” this for a moment. Imagine there was a day that “captures” the essence of snapping photos from all around the world. Wouldn’t that be great?

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Resources, Activities, STEAM, Workforce Development, Art