STEM

Dr. Gina Cherkowski recognized as Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ Emerging Innovator for 2018

By on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog, entrepreneurialism, Girls in STEM, STEM |

STEM Learning Lab’s own Dr. Gina Cherkowski was honoured this week as the recipient of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ Emerging Innovator award during their 2018 Celebration of Achievement and Entrepreneur Awards. The annual AWE Awards, held on Wednesday, April 25, recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the business community in Alberta. The...

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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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STEM and Math

STEM and Math

By on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, STEM |

Since the launching of Sputnik, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields have been flagged as increasingly important (Schoenfeld, 2001). This trend continues today (National Science Foundation [NSF], 2010). In fact, “STEM” is the most frequently occurring word in our current Information Age (Lefkowitz, 2014). The reason for this is simple;...

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Visual Spatial Skills and Learning

Visual Spatial Skills and Learning

By on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, STEM |

Visual spatial skills are critical for learning and understanding. In addition to enabling us see, interpret, and understand the world around us, visual spatial skills help us add pictures to stories, connect meanings to symbols, perform and appreciate the arts, and enable us to make critical connections between what we see and understand. Visual spatial skills are...

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