STEM


15+ interviews with STEM professionals on Career Skunks

Thanks to the buzz around Engineers Week this year on Twitter, I happened to catch the attention of the #AnEngineerWasHere campaign.  This started in Canada and is a guerrilla marketing campaign to highlight the beneficial engineering that exists everywhere in the world around us. One of the people who was promoting this campaign is Paul […]

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Engineers Week 2017

How to advance your life with rocket science during Engineers Week

We are in Engineers Week for 2017!  This could be your best week of the entire year to advance yourself or our world with rocket science. How is that?  Because in cities across the world and online platforms of all kinds, engineers and engineering companies are engaging with others to talk about engineering, to give […]


Lockheed Martin Generation Beyond program launches for middle school students

If you are a parent, teacher, friend, colleague, mentor, or relative of anyone in middle school who shows any interest in space travel, tell them about the Generation Beyond program from Lockheed Martin. This article from engadget gives an excellent overview of the STEM program that focuses on aerospace technologies and careers. Here is a […]

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smarter every day

A must-watch (and free) rocket science resource to get smarter every day

How did I miss this for so long?!  Another aerospace engineer has been creating amazing videos on YouTube to help people get smarter every day.  Meet Destin from the SmarterEveryDay YouTube channel: This particular video from 2015 talks about the numerous setbacks that Space-X and other launch vehicles had in 2015 to deliver supplies to […]


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Finding a reason for a STEM banquet

This past week I went to a local elementary school for their Career Day.  The fifth graders had a few professionals from the area come in and spend 20 minutes with each class to talk about their careers and answer questions with the kids.  I talked about aerospace engineering and rocket science.  I showed a […]


NASA summer of innovation

Afterschool STEM programs boost results including NASAs Summer of Innovation program

Thanks to a very powerful (and automatic) Google Alert that I set up, I found out about more powerful after school STEM programs from Ellen Lettvin in the US Department of Education: Engagement, Creativity and Inspiration Found in New Afterschool STEM Programs. One program mentioned here that you definitely should check out is the NASA […]