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April 10, 2018 1:00 PM
When a senior staff scientist at Science Buddies met online with an elementary school robotics team in Texas, the students got a much bigger dose of STEM inspiration than they expected! Science Buddies robotics expert talks with students about robotics and STEM careers. www.sciencebuddies.org Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers As a small non-profit organization working on STEM education materials to help support more than 18 million students, teachers, and… Read more
August 22, 2016 5:00 PM
Hackers who use their computer programming, technology, and cyber skills to help companies protect against cyber attacks are in great demand! To address the growing need for cybersecurity specialists, Symantec and Science Buddies are helping students learn more about careers in cybersecurity. There are thousands of openings around the world for individuals who can think like a hacker to help beat hackers at their own game. An infographic on data breaches and stolen… Read more
May 23, 2016 2:00 PM
If something doesn't work the way you think it should, can you fix it? If troubleshooting problems or potential trouble spots is something you enjoy, you can satisfy your engineering itch and increase your STEM skills with a wide range of hands-on projects that can be done at home. These projects make for great weekend or summer explorations. After you finish, you may be able to wow your friends and family with cool devices, tweaks, hacks, and fixes! Plus, you will be building marketable… Read more
December 4, 2015 5:55 PM
The range of science-related careers is much broader than many students realize, and there are science, technology, engineering, and math-related career paths for all students. Science Buddies hopes to help students discover exciting STEM career options in both familiar and unfamiliar areas. Resources like Job Genius from Express Employment Professionals help students navigate job hunting (and career planning) with confidence and success. The school year is almost halfway over, and high… Read more
April 30, 2014 1:30 PM
Students interested in projects involving food science, microbiology, plants, bacteria, and the effectiveness of different medicines may want to learn more about biochemistry as a possible science career path. Biochemists work on a wide range of exciting projects involving chemical processes that happen within living organisms. By Kim Mullin What do the questions in the images above all have in common? Got the answer yet? Some of the projects above… Read more
February 17, 2014 5:00 PM
What can engineers learn from studying the ways in which bugs and insects move? A great deal! Robotics labs like the Harvard Microrobotics Lab are using bio-inspired research and observation to design and test new approaches to designing and building small robots. Meet a female engineer working in the lab. She may not be keen on bees, but when it comes to coin-sized bots, she is excited by the challenge of taking what insects already do well and creating better, faster, and more efficient… Read more
December 6, 2011 8:21 PM
Kathy Hooper is a Design Verification Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). If you played a video game or enjoyed a streaming video on your smart phone today, and everything worked as it should, you might have someone like Kathy Hooper to thank. Kathy is a design verification engineer at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). At AMD, Kathy's work focuses on the design verification of new computer chips being designed for use in 3D graphics and multimedia products. Day to day, Kathy… Read more
October 4, 2011 1:51 AM
Jeff originally considered a career in electrical engineering but followed his interests into computer science. Today, he's an Engineering Manager at Medtronic and works to help oversee testing on CareLink, a heart monitoring site. Meet Jeff Hagen, an Engineering Manager at Medtronic for the last nine years. Jeff Hagen leads a team of software verification test engineers who deploy specific web-based applications that medical personnel use to provide patient care. Jeff and his… Read more
October 3, 2011 6:45 PM
As a biomedical engineer at Medtronic, Katie Hilpisch is making a difference in people's lives. "It is rewarding to meet someone who finds out that you work at Medtronic and wants to tell you that someone they know has a Medtronic device." For Katie Hilpisch, a senior biomedical engineer at Medtronic, helping devise therapies for heart patients is all in a day's work! According to Katie, biomedical engineering offers an exciting combination of research, problem-solving, and… Read more
June 4, 2010 3:56 PM
Marc Church, Mechanical Engineer, Lockheed Martin Earlier this spring, we profiled Marc Church, a mechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin. As a follow-up to the profile, Marc invited questions from teachers, students, and families related to his work as a mechanical engineer—and his work on spacecraft. We are posting his answers to your questions below. Thanks so much to Marc for his generosity in sharing his time, experience, and knowledge with all of us! If you are interested in… Read more
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