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Amy Cowen / science writer and social media manager for Science Buddies
Amy Cowen is Online Community Manager at Science Buddies and produces content for the Science Buddies blog, monthly newsletter, and social media streams, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Find her on Google+ and at Twitter.

Recently on the Science Buddies Blog


Sparking Interest in STEM Careers in Middle School

This sixth-grade computer teacher is helping her students start thinking, now, about the range of STEM career paths available and how jobs in science match up to interests they already have.


Student Success and the Science of Stealth

Sixth grade student explores stealth technology with a project from Science Buddies.


Plastic Pollution and World Oceans Day

For World Oceans Day, talk with students about ocean pollution and the need to reduce the amount of plastic trash flowing into waterways.


Real-world Blood Typing and the Value of Blood Donation

Blood donations make transfusions and important treatments like Anti-D possible. Explore blood typing science.


A Pet Science Project Success

For this eighth grade student, the key to a positive first science fair experience was a project about his dog.


Laurel vs. Yanny and Student STEM

Students interested in the Laurel vs. Yanny debate can explore other fascinating hands-on STEM projects related to illusion and human perception.


Science Buddies Teams up with PPG Volunteers to Improve Crime Scene Chemistry Project

PPG volunteers help Science Buddies update a popular crime scene chemistry science project.


Colorful Walking Water Science Activity

Simple STEM activity turns capillary action and "siphoning" into an exciting rainbow-colored demonstration


Free Lesson Plan to Model the Odds of Developing an Autoimmune Disease

DNA Day! Free NGSS-aligned genetics Lesson Plan guides activity to model the odds of developing an autoimmune disease


Exploring Light with the Science Journal App

The fourth in our "how-to" series for using Google's Science Journal app for science class focuses on using the light sensor to record data and perform experiments involving light. Google's free Science Journal app lets you use sensors on your…


Inspiring Students about STEM Careers and Robotics

Science Buddies' robotics expert talks with elementary school students about STEM careers.


See Where STEM Can Take You

Plan your visit to the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Plus, video callenge winners announced!


Fourth Annual Fluor Challenge Celebrates Engineering

Fluor Corporation announces winners of the 2018 Ball Launcher Fluor Challenge.


Exploring Sound Intensity with the Science Journal App

The third in our "how-to" series for using Google's Science Journal app for science class focuses on using the sound intensity sensor to record data. Google's free Science Journal app lets you use sensors on your phone or mobile device (iOS…


Explore STEM at USASEF this April

Where can STEM take you? Find out at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival in April!

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