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Celebrating Pollution Prevention Week: September 21 – 27, 2020

Pollution is one of the largest threats against our planet, poisoning our water systems, contaminating our atmosphere, and suffocating wildlife. Pollution is defined as a process in which land, air, water, and the remainder of the environment are made dirty, unsafe, and unsuitable for use. By making yourself aware of the sources creating pollution, we […]

Triangles: The Strongest Shape

One shape is a favorite among architects, the triangle. The triangle is the strongest shape, capable of holding its shape, having a strong base, and providing immense support.  Some of the world’s most famous architectural marvels like the Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Louvre Pyramid use the support of triangles to make […]

The World’s Most Famous Math Game: Sudoku

Sudoku is a single person, mathematics crossword, and it is the most popular puzzle in the world. A sudoku puzzle is a grid composed of individual boxes called cells, arranged in a 9 cell by 9 cell square. These 81 cells come partially filled, and the goal of the puzzle is to complete the cells […]

Timothy Berners-Lee: The Inventor of the WWW

The internet is the most influential communication tool humanity has ever had. Internet improves the quality of lives, offering never before seen opportunities for economics, influencing every aspect of human life, changing cultures and educating people in the most remote parts of our planet. Its commonly believed that the Internet and World Wide Web are […]

Engineers: What do they do?

“A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.” – Freeman Dyson Engineering accounts for ¼ of STEM; it is an expensive, critical field for innovation and maintenance.  Engineering […]

Celebrating National Aviation Day: The Miracle of Human Flight

Traveling back to ancient Greece, we find the story of Icarus and Daedalus, the tragic story of father and son using wings fashioned of wax and feathers to escape the island of Crete. While in this ancient myth the pair were successful until the sun melted the wax holding their wings together, humans have dreamed […]

Library Books: Sharing Germs and Knowledge

Living through the age of COVID-19 has magnified the focus on the spread and transmission of germs. Regular disinfection of public transportation surfaces, 6-foot line rules, and the rising support for a cashless society seem like a germaphobe’s dream, some even saying these precautions could holdover once the coronavirus outbreak ceases.  As we reduce the […]

STEM Career Highlight : Information Security Analyst

As we become more and more reliant on technology, the more of our personal information is on digital devices. Unfortunately, some people try to take advantage of this information by stealing, damaging, or sharing it without permission. Criminals can access your bank transactions, family medical history, your financial records, and family photos. Cyber crime is […]

From the Field with Meteor Martin

Hello and Happy Summer to everyone!  This is “Meteor” Martin, the Area Manager for High Touch High Tech of Raleigh- Durham, North Carolina.  As we enter the back half of the summer months and prepare for our return to school in one form or another.  I thought it would be interesting to look back over […]

Pigeons to Telegraph, Telegraph to FaceTime: The History of Sending Messages

Today we take for granted that we have access to the entire world’s information at the tip of our fingers. We can be reading a breaking news article taking place across the world, video calling our vacation mothers, and texting your best friend at the same time. It is hard for many of us to […]