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Our nation is facing a challenge encouraging more students to engage in STEM. However, some schools, such as Cloonan Middle School in Stamford, Connecticut, are doing their best change this situation. Cloonan Middle School has partnered with West Point to help provide them with tools for a robotic workshop. The workshop was held to engage students in the learning of STEM and teach them how to program a robot. I personally think that this is a great program for middle schoolers and we should think about spreading such ideas nationwide. This program will not only help those students pass th...
Biomedical engineering is an engineering discipline that focuses on the medical and healthcare aspects of technology. Biomedical engineers do research and develop product and engineering devices that help patients and people with disabilities. This engineering discipline might sound complicated because it does not involve engineering principles and designs but rather medical aspects such as biology and other natural sciences. It is an interesting field of study because you get to make artificial legs, arms and other human body parts to make lives better. Technology does more jobs in the hospit...
It is time that we start introducing more technology in our schools including engineering courses that can help our students better prepare for the future. According to the Vialogues below, students from low-income backgrounds are learning about the theoretical aspects of education and its implementation in real life. They are learning about skills such as communication, presentation and questioning; all skills essential to their future as students and professionals. This video should be a model to better our education system and better educate our children. The methods used by the teachers ma...
There has been some debate regarding how we can effectively use technology to improve learning. We must keep pace and make it relevant to students in order to keep them engaged. Technology is a very important tool that we can use to improve outcomes for all learners. Most of the current technologies did not exist eight years ago. As a result, we have to teach students how to learn and adapt to changes. Education today is more about adapting to changes in a constantly changing world. Therefore, we need to rethink what and how to teach our students. There are so many resources available th...
High school year is coming to an end for most seniors and they are excited about graduation. This is also a time where many of them begin to wonder about the next four years after high school. I just ended my first year in college and overall, it was a great experience. Here are some of the strategies I used that will might be of help to incoming college freshmen. There is an endless list of tips but I decided to share the most important ones. Get to know your roommate and others in your residence hall. They will be the people you will live with and share similar emotions and inter...
Mathematics is the basic foundation of everything we do and we don't even notice. For instance, we calculate money before spending. However many students, myself include, have taken higher-level math course often to ask, what is the purpose of these courses? Are we going to use this knowledge in the real world? This question is hard to answer theoretically unless it is put into application. Math is a very important skill to have because it teaches one how to logically and critically think...
Technology has rapidly changed the way we communicate and socialize. Even though smarts phones and mobile technology devices have had great impact on the way we live by making communication affordable and easier, we still fail to note its negative effects. As we already know, the positive impact of mobile technologies are numerous and endless but the negatives are unnoticeable. In the video below, the narrator addresses society's current issues due to our obsessive use of technological devices. It is very hard for people to even meet each other in person. Individuals would rather spend a...
Can you imagine a day without electricity? I am sure you cannot because electricity is global network that is used in many applications and devices such as light, computers, satellite and any other devices. Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the invention, design, development and commercial applications of electrical and electronic systems, components and devices. Electrical engineers work behind the scenes to make our life better by making things that we normally take for granted in our daily live. As an electrical engineering major or someone interesting...
There are a lot of recent college graduates with great resumes, excellent GPAs, and outstanding recommendations, still cannot find a job in their respective field of study. Why is that? I think an internship really boosts your chances of landing that job in your field of study. Knowledge about a specific subject is no longer sufficient in finding a good job. Internships are very important because it gives you the practical knowledge of the courses you have taken in college. It helps put your theatrical knowledge into practice and make you a better individual around others. Graduates wit...
It is really astonishing how fast my freshman year in college is flying by. After I spent my first semester at the University of Maine-Farmington, I decided to transfer to SUNYIT since their curriculum was more rigorous in my field of study: computer and electrical engineering. The transfer has gone smoothly due in large part to the fact that some of my high school friends and former soccer teammates are already students at SUNYIT. As expected, having fun is very limited because all my free time is spent doing homework, projects and test prep plus spring soccer practice. Though my classes...