Want to teach kids about nature? Insects can help

Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren't attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.

Megan Ennes, Assistant Curator of Museum Education, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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Building a framework for remote making

A decision-making framework and wiki for students developed by MIT Project Manus and MIT Environment, Health and Safety enables safe making from home.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 17, 2020 ~9 min

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A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions

Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends.

Department of Biology • mit
Sept. 3, 2019 ~8 min

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Math Prize for Girls competition helps to close the gender gap in mathematics | MIT News

MIT hosts the 10th annual contest encouraging STEM careers for female middle and high school students.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
Sept. 27, 2018 ~10 min

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Fighting implicit bias in STEM with increased cognitive control | MIT News

In a visit with the Department of Biology, Lydia Villa-Komaroff PhD '75 explains how “thinking fast makes changing slow.”

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
June 25, 2018 ~7 min

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GAIN program to connect community college students to career opportunities | MIT News

Jaramillo lab launches a summer program to broaden the horizons of local students interested in materials science and engineering.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
May 31, 2018 ~6 min

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OpenCourseWare opens up a whole new career | MIT News

With self-directed learning, Trent Parker designs his own professional pathway.

Roksi Freeman | MIT Open Learning • mit
May 22, 2018 ~4 min

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Computation counts | MIT News

Students are flocking to 6.00 (Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python), where they learn not just coding but computational thinking.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
May 4, 2018 ~7 min

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Rock music helps students and educators explore engineering | MIT News

Playful Learning Lab, founded by AnnMarie Thomas ’01, is collaborating with rock band OK Go to create hands-on PK-12 engineering experiences.

Jay London | MIT Alumni Association • mit
April 20, 2018 ~4 min

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