STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics)

Mon
27
Jun

Tech Kit for Girls Aims to Lessen a Gender Gap

Tile image Tech Kit for Girls Aims to Lessen a Gender Gap

Rutgers students create educational game designed to help girls 11-14 learn programming and technology skills in Rutgers Makerspace

The president’s daughter has been kidnapped. “This is where you come in,” read the typewritten, terse instructions. “You are the chosen one. The fate of Sasha’s life is in your hands. If you choose to accept this, open the enclosed briefcase.”

The story is fiction, thankfully – but the briefcase is real. The small metal box unlatches to reveal a miniature computer, display and cables, along with instructions to create a spy camera to help solve the kidnapping.

Read more at Rutgers Today

Wed
29
Feb

Makerspaces Bring Together Creativity and Innovation

Three students standing and sitting next to a 3D printer

What’s a “makerspace?” While the term may not yet have filtered down to everyday use, in the age of innovation the concept behind it is quickly gaining momentum. Also known as hackerspaces, fab labs, and makelabs, makerspaces are creative laboratories where members with common interests—such as engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, and others—gather to share resources and knowledge, network, and build things.

As makerspaces begin to pop up across the country and around the world, Rutgers University has jumped into the mix with vigor.

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