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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett – the Black female scientist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development and her STEM education

Along with manufacturing and distribution issues, public health officials are concerned about millions of Americans who are resistant to taking the coronavirus vaccine.

To address this, some of those officials are shining a light not just on the science behind the shots, but on the scientists who helped bring the vaccines to fruition – 34-year-old Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.


Indian Hill High School/Great Oaks robotics students earn P&G grant

Indian Hill High School (IHHS) congratulates the IHHS/Great Oaks Robotics Team for earning a $900 grant from P&G. The funds will allow students to invest in supplies to expand and improve the Robotics Team by purchasing needed supplies, increasing student involvement, and allowing for further outreach to Indian Hill Middle School student in order to promote involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Read more at Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

The Conversation |

Authors: Amber M. Simpson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Peter N. Knox, Ph.D. Candidate in Community & Public Affairs, Binghamton University, State University of New York.

There’s a deficit of engineering content within elementary school STEM curriculum. Content at this level tends to focus on mastering math and science concepts. 

We developed and are trying out a hybrid approach – with on-screen and off-screen time – that helps children learn engineering design practices at home. Our team of researchers will begin working with more local families in the states of New York and Indiana beginning January 2021. We are developing engineering kits that will use low-cost items, such as cotton balls and conductive tape, and household and recyclable materials. 

The goal is to develop families’ understanding of the design process before asking them to define a home or community problem and engineer a solution.

Indian Hill: STEM Celebration with IHHS Teacher Myrtis Smith


Superintendent Kirk Koennecke debuts a new video series, Uniquely Indian Hill. He speaks with IHHS Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teacher Myrtis Smith. Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national organization that provides programs in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science – designated Indian Hill High School (IHHS) as a 2019-2020 Distinguished School.

New statewide scholarship program seeks to recognize Ohio high school students for contributions to STEM innovation, entrepreneurship

Highland County Press |

The Believe in Ohio program this week announced the launch of a new statewide scholarship program that seeks to recognize Ohio high school students for their contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The program also introduces applicants to Choose Ohio First, an Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) scholarship program for students in STEM fields.

COSI, Hyperloop Partnership Brings STEM Education To Next Generation

Spectrum News 1 |

COSI has teamed up with Virgin Hyperloop, the leader in Hyperloop technology, to bring STEM kits called COSI Learning Lunchboxes to underserved youth — with hands-on components to make the technology come alive.

2020 designation of STEAM/STEAM schools

Ohio STEM Learning Network |

10 more schools have earned the mark of STEM/STEAM designation from the Ohio STEM Committee.

Lakota: Specials Find Special Place in Remote Learning

via Lakota Schools |

At a time when art, music, technology, exercise and creativity are a daily outlet to help offset the emotional toll of quarantine, Lakota’s “specials” teams are rallying to fuel their families’ idea banks.

Just as they do in a traditional learning environment, Lakota’s daily K-6 specials – art, music, gym, health, technology and STEAM – play a critical role in developing the whole child. Besides supporting social, emotional and mental health, they provide a creative outlet through which students can oftentimes apply their academic content. 

College, high school STEM teachers team up to 3D print face shields for healthcare workers

via WCPO |

Sixty-one 3D printers have been working nonstop. The group calls themselves the Southern Ohio Makers Against COVID Coalition – or SOMACC.

Cincinnati Nature Center preschool keeps growing; program expands to kindergarten through 2nd grade

via The Clermont Sun |

An alternative to traditional programs, the Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade (K-2) curriculum will emphasize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) education through a nature-based and Montessori style approach.

The Montessori philosophy of individualized learning blends beautifully with nature-based education and the first-hand experiences provided at the Nature School.

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