Archive for October, 2013



STEM Spotlight: Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Technology & Flight Engineering Want to become an aerospace engineer? Have you ever wondered how people move throughout space and air? Aerospace is the answer. Come explore aerospace engineering and build the skills needed to consider it as a career. Though fun-filled hands-on activities, build and experiment with rockets, kites, airplanes and hot air [...]

November 2013 E-News: Serving Up a Side of Science!

Ah, Thanksgiving. A day full of turkey, cranberries, pie, and, of course, SCIENCE! Thanksgiving is a classic American holiday when families gather around the dinner table. Along with providing an opportunity for family members to celebrate, this holiday also serves as the perfect occasion to impress others with these fun, holiday-themed science facts. The True [...]

November 2013 E-News: Celebrate Soaring Science of the Hot Air Balloon!

  How many balloons does it take for a person to fly? The correct answer is one. And we’re not talking about holding on for dear life at the end of a balloon on a rope. We’re talking about a giant balloon with a basket under it… a Hot Air Balloon! Set within National Aviation History Month, [...]

Holy Moley! 5 FUN Facts About Mole Day

Today, October 23 (or 10/23, as it’s written the American way), from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, is Mole Day. No, it’s not a day for freckles, spies, Mexican sauce, or cute little burrowing mammals. Rather it’s the day to celebrate the chemical unit the “mole.” What is a mole, you ask, having forgotten high school chemistry. A [...]

October 2013 E-News: Rockin’ Through the Ages: Celebrate National Fossil Day!

Have you ever wondered how scientists can know so much about things that happened thousands of years ago? For example, how do they know what certain dinosaurs looked like? After all, those dinosaurs have been extinct for thousands of years, right? Fossils are the actual remains or impressions left by plants or animals that were once alive hundreds [...]

October 2013 E-News: It’s International Dinosaur Month and the Award Goes to…

Way back in 1841, Richard Owen first classified a group of related fossils as “Dinosauria,” which translates to “terrible lizard” in ancient Greek. But dinosaurs aren’t terrible, they’re wonderful! And since 1841, these planet-ruling, long-extinct creatures have been exciting our imaginations, changing what we know about Earth’s history, and giving pop culture its most popular and [...]