Posts Tagged ‘STEM’



The Science of Basketball

Pass, dribble and shoot! It is time for March Mania basketball – one of the most famous annual sporting events in the US. Whether you are watching college teams on TV or playing in the backyard, basketball is fun because of Science! I betcha’ didn’t know there was science involved in the sport of basketball! Bouncing [...]

Learning about S.T.E.A.M & Engineering with Gumdrops

  S.T.E.A.M. has become a hot topic in the world of education. It is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics for guiding student inquiry, discussion, creativity and critical thinking skills. Today we are going to focus in on the Engineering side of S.T.E.A.M. So what is engineering anyways? [...]

Top 10 Trending Science Gifts for 2016!

Not sure what to get for your science lover in the family this year for Christmas? Take a look at some of these trending science toys and gifts below, they will surely be a hit! 1. Micro Magnets*: *These are not suitable for young children! You can purchase the MicroMagnets from Zen Magnets Here! 2. [...]

Why So Few? Women in STEM

Not that long ago, girls were actively discouraged from careers in science, technology, engineering and math. And women’s representation in STEM fields reflected this. In the 1960s, for instance, just one in every 100 engineers was a woman. The situation has improved, but today, women still make up only 27 percent of people working in [...]

4 Tech Trends to Enhance Education in 2016

The technologies of tomorrow are already being tested in select classrooms today, laying the seeds for the future of how students could learn. Check out these 4 tech trends below that are enhancing education in schools! Virtual Reality (VR) First Google Cardboard, then Samsung Gear VR and now Oculus. The VR realm has exploded! The VR [...]

Word Slam Poetry and STEAM

On Friday, April 29th there will be a Asheville Word Slam taking place at the Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. High Touch High Tech is sponsoring this community event in support of STEAM education and community involvement. STEAM education is and acronym for the studies of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and [...]

#WomenInSTEM

  Today we are celebrating the first ever International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This day has been created by the United Nations to empower women and young girls in order to push past the perceived masculine history of STEM, and go forth into amazing scientific fields.  According to a UN study conducted across 14 [...]

Would you buy a STEM Doll?

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LEGO’s New Toys Celebrate STEM & Women in Science

Good news for lovers of tiny, plastic science – female LEGO researchers will hit shelves this August. On Wednesday, the company announced a new collection titled “Research Institute,” an all-female line with characters pursuing three distinct fields: astronomy, paleontology and chemistry. The project came about after Swedish geochemist Ellen Kooijman submitted it to Lego Ideas, a fan-based incubator [...]

Company Aims to “Disrupt the Pink Aisle” with Fun Science!

Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women. Early in a girl’s life, the toys marketed to her are usually things that don’t encourage her to enter those fields.  In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, [...]