Articles by tag: STEM

Innovative Fifth Grader Launches into STEM by Exploring Rocket Science

Fifth grader Tara discusses rocket science

For an inspiring episode of Boxlight, another young mind explores the fascinating world of rocket science, showcasing the potential of STEM education. Fifth grader Tara is spotlighted and offers some insight into her hands-on experience with rocket science, rocket design, and aerodynamics. The fifth-grade student is deeply engaged in the process of building a […]

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From Play to Programming: A Youthful Take on Technological Innovation

Showcasing the remarkable capabilities of young minds in the field of technology, Carson and Carolyn’s adventure in robotics stands as a testament to the potential and creativity of the next generation. Their engagement in this complex field is both inspiring and indicative of a bright future in technological innovation. This Unbox Innovation video captures […]

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Classroom Enters a New Era of Engagement with Boxlight’s Innovative Educational Tools at Liberty Local Schools

In an era where technology is rapidly reshaping the educational landscape, discussions around its integration in classrooms have become increasingly relevant. With 70% of students in some districts, like Liberty, relying on free or reduced lunch, the challenge of providing equitable access to cutting-edge educational tools is more crucial than ever. So how can […]

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Creativity in the Classroom Starts With Embracing Positive Tools and Attitudes

Fostering creativity in the classroom has become increasingly significant, specifically in a time where standardized testing often reigns supreme. Some experts in the education field maintain that while hard skills like math and reading are essential, the intangible qualities of kindness, empathy, and curiosity can have profound impacts on a student’s overall development.  In […]

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Ready, Set, STEM! 2023 Conference Insights

The landscape of education is constantly evolving, and the Ready, Set, STEM! 2023 virtual conference is at the forefront of this transformation. Integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) into educational curricula has become paramount as the digital age propels us forward. This conference, held on November 1st, 2023, served as a beacon for […]

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Icom Celebrates National STEM Day This November 8th

Celebrated annually, National STEM Day underscores the pivotal role of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in molding the society and economy of tomorrow. As technology continually evolves, engaging in STEM prepares students for lucrative and burgeoning career fields and cultivates indispensable skills like critical thinking and problem-solving, which are crucial in any profession. […]

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Amateur Radio, Shaping Today’s Minds: From the Classroom to Space

In honor of National STEM Day on November 8, 2023, Icom America sheds light on amateur radio’s role in shaping today’s minds. The emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has never been more crucial. With the rapid advancements in technology and the increasing demand for innovative minds in the workforce, STEM […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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IDC Smart Cities Awards: Edge Computing is Helping Virginia Beach Tackle its Flooding Crisis
April 11, 2024

In remote and disaster-prone areas, the rapid deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) has opened new vistas for emergency management and community safety in smart cities. These leading IoT deployments, highlighted at the recent announcement of the IDC Smart Cities Awards winners, solidified the role that edge computing […]

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Next Gen 911 Doesn’t Have a Final Destination, But Lack of Funding is Slowing the Adoption Journey
April 11, 2024

The transformation of emergency response systems through Next Gen 911 represents a critical evolution in public safety technology, enhancing emergency response capabilities with features like GPS tracking, live video, and real-time translation. As we move away from the outdated copper wire systems first implemented in the 1960s, the disparity between our personal devices and […]

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Tax Incentives Are Key for Green Commercial Vehicle Adoption
April 11, 2024

The push toward greener logistics is gaining traction as concerns about environmental sustainability and climate change continue to grow. Traditional diesel-powered vehicles, long the backbone of the freight industry, are increasingly seen as unsustainable. The introduction of zero-emission vehicles like electric and hydrogen trucks is a promising step, but these technologies face significant barriers […]

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Student Creativity Faces Challenges With Standardized Testing and Academic Pressures
November 8, 2023

One of the many concerns facing the development of students today is the decline of student creativity. With frequent curriculum changes, more and increasing expectations, along with the pressure to excel academically, schools seem to inadvertently drift away from nurturing creativity and curiosity. The strict focus on standard tests and memorization has painted classrooms with […]

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STEM Education: Meet Steve Spangler Who Has Billions of Views on Social Media
May 13, 2023

This episode of the CoachYu Show features Steve Spangler, Founder of Steve Spangler Science. Steve is an educator who has been pushing STEM education and has garnered a billion views on social media doing so. Today, Steve shares his journey from being a traditional classroom teacher to becoming a product entrepreneur, public speaker, and […]

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Breaking Down Barriers for Women in Tech
April 12, 2023

Welcome to another episode of Pro AV Today with Ben Thomas. In this episode, we were thrilled to have Nancy Wang, the founder of Advancing Women in Tech (AWIT), join us for an engaging conversation on empowering women in the technology industry. Nancy shared her wealth of experience and knowledge on three main topics: […]

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Addressing the Lack of Diversity in STEM Careers
April 3, 2023

Minorities continue to face challenges in pursuing STEM careers due to a lack of access to resources and institutional biases. Early education programs often fail to expose them to technology career paths or inspire a love for technology. The lack of role models within their circles discourages them from pursuing STEM careers and has […]

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Increasing Diversity in STEM Means Creating More Early Education Opportunities for STEM Exposure
March 23, 2023

It is no secret that STEM fields have long been lacking in diversity. Even as women have become the majority of holders for undergraduate degrees, they still are underrepresented in STEM. For example, recent research from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics shows meager progress on diversity in STEM; the STEM workforce […]

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Addressing Educational Disparities in STEM for Underserved Youth
March 21, 2023

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology and innovation, careers in STEM fields have become more in demand. However, there remains a significant educational gap for underserved youth in pursuing STEM careers due to institutional biases and lack of access to resources. The efforts of two chemists, Dr. Kenneth Gibbs Jr. and Dr. Ciara […]

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Should Teachers Use AI to Promote STEM Education?
March 1, 2023

ChatGPT, the viral chatbot launched by AI startup Open AI last November, seems to have become a nightmare for teachers. Students have been using it to cheat. In fact, a recent survey involving over 200 K-12 teachers found that more than a quarter of them had caught a student cheating with the help of […]

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There Aren’t That Many Women in AI Fields, Both in Reality and in Film. What Needs to Change?
February 28, 2023

Around the world, women make up less than a quarter of the AI workforce. This data, shared by the World Economic Forum (WEF), is indicative of a bias that starts in childhood. According to the WEF, reasons like societal and cultural norms can lead to fewer women taking up STEM education. Experts believe that the […]

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Women in Tech: Who is Bridging the Gap for Women in the AV and IT Industries?
January 26, 2023

Calling all women leaders, the AV/IT industry wants you! That’s the message WAVIT is looking to make loud and clear. Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in the AV and IT industries. Co-founded by Brandy Alvarado-Miranda, CEO of BAM! Marketing & PR, she and several other women recognized […]

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