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The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

Kids

9 Back-To-School Tips For Your STEMists

The end of summer break can cause back-to-school madness in many families. Parents struggle with changes in their schedules, managing transportation, …

Productivity

What is STEAM?

The STEM to STEAM movement has been taking root over the past several years and is surging forward as a positive mode of action to truly meet the …

Build A 3D Printed Wearable Daft Punk Helmet

When my daughter was not more than 4 years old, she came up to me, tiny voice and hair in lopsided pigtails from the days activities, and said “Mommy, when I grow up, I wanna be Daft Punk.” She loved them! We’d watch Interstella 5555 every day, over and over and over again. And I was completely OK …

How MHacks reignited my optimism about hackathons (and the future of Silicon Valley)

In the past few years, I’ve sponsored, hosted, and participated in hackathons all around the United States – even one that spanned 2,000 miles on a bus. However, until this past weekend at MHacks in Ann Arbor, I had never been to a collegiate hackathon.<p>It’s a whole different ball game.<p>MHacks is a …

Shrink-wrapping spacesuits

For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an …