Posts by gina

Calgary’s STEM Summer Camps 2016 are here!

By on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog |

Calgary has been uncharacteristically warm this week and that has us thinking of spring which means although it is only February, SUMMER CAMPS are just around the corner.   At STEM Learning Lab, our creative educators, thinkers, and designers have spent the winter thinking up exciting new camps for our 2016 Camp! We are going to be bringing back all of our...

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Screen Time

By on Nov 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

“I could take this app development class or I could just buy  bunch of apps” This is the dilemma of many about taking a class like app development.  I talk to many parents, teachers, and students and guess what?  They all use apps.  But there are many complaints about apps.  They are a time suck, they don’t work, they have ads….. I just saw...

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Dr. Cherkowski named to the Executive Board of C21 Canada

By on Oct 10, 2015 in Blog |

STEM Learning Lab’s own Dr. Cherkowski is named to the Executive Board of C21 Canada: Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation. C21 Canada is a national, not for profit organization that advocates for 21st Century models of learning in education. The goal of C21 Canada is to witness an accelerated pace of 21st competencies, instructional practices,...

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Girls and Robotics Camp

Girls and Robotics Camp

By on Sep 21, 2015 in Girls in STEM, STEM, Visual Spatial Skills and Learning |

I got to spend this week with Hillary Clinton, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars.  Hillary gave an amazing speech, while Bruno did a headstand and Taylor “shook it off.”  Also, there was a cameo by Queen Beyonce herself.  This amazing experience was created by 8 wonderful girls ages 8-15 during a Robotics camp. As a scientist, I often approach robots as gears and motors...

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Announcing The Startup Weekend For Youth Mentor Team

Announcing The Startup Weekend For Youth Mentor Team

By on May 26, 2015 in Blog, entrepreneurialism |

STEM Learning Lab, in partnership with Innovate Calgary, and Startup Calgary, is excited to host the first ever “Calgary Startup Weekend For Youth”. This full day event, for youth of all ages (18 and under), will take place on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Innovate Calgary (3553 31 Street Northwest). REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT This unique and...

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