Frankford: Quaker School Prioritizes STEM Education for Students

Frankford: Quaker School Prioritizes STEM Education for Students

Students at Frankford Friends School know what it means to be innovative, especially in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These areas of study, coined as STEM, are the new focuses of Frankford Friends’ proposed NEST center, an area on the school’s campus that will allow students to experiment with these subjects through […]

 

LGBTQ: Out4STEM Bridges the Gap for STEM-Interested LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ: Out4STEM Bridges the Gap for STEM-Interested LGBTQ Youth

We can all agree that becoming a scientist is hard. Learning the inner workings of a computer entails dissecting a language consisting of ones and zeroes, while engineering fields require advanced mathematical comprehension. In other words the science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) occupations are not for everyone. Beyond the difficultly of learning the material […]

 

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

On any given day, students at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology may film and edit short documentaries, design the interior of a home online or, as Keisha Whatley’s 12-year-old son did recently, learn how to assemble a submarine as a part of April’s Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. “He loves science and technology, so […]

 

Technically Philly: Step IT Up America comes to Town

Technically Philly: Step IT Up America comes to Town

UST Global, a California-based information technology solutions company, chose Women’s History month to introduce its Step IT Up America campaign to Philadelphia. Step IT Up is a 12-week training program designed to teach minority women the skills needed to succeed in IT-related jobs. It is a part of UST Global’s larger mission to help employ […]

 By Siena Mazero and Kate Trowbridge

Nicetown/Tioga: Club Den Provides After-School Program to Students

Nicetown/Tioga: Club Den Provides After-School Program to Students

With the help of the nonprofit To Our Children’s Future With Health Inc., Club Den has grown into a well known after-school center for families. Located at 1422 W. Venango St., the center may appear to be just another house on the block, but since 1998 the after-school program has grown to offer a variety […]

 By Dan Newman and Phil Neuffer

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

The Central High Robolancers in Olney should be designing a robot for a different task than usual—one that gives out a good pat on the back. The team of robot-building students placed in the quarterfinals of the local-regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics competition in Philadelphia, and took first-place overall in […]