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Full STEM Ahead

Whether it’s the development of new medicines or the construction of cities – science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) shape the future, and the need for a STEM-ready workforce continues to grow.  To help fill this gap, the Central Oklahoma Regional STEM Alliance (COSTEMA) and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) work at the grass roots level to offer programming...

Exploring BlueSTEM

Not your average historic building, an 1876 commanding officer’s domicile is now home to BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center. Enhancing STEM curriculum, the center reimagines and tailors education for its students, partnering with schools and teachers alike. The nonprofit’s director, Ann Marshall, says pupils from Yukon, El Reno and Calumet currently take classes at BlueSTEM, but she hopes to expand into other...

Tomorrow’s Techies Today

Robotics creations from Oklahoma’s children and young adults educate and entertain, and clubs are continuing with a few pandemic restrictions. Every year in Oklahoma, more than 5,000 students visit the FIRST Robotics Competition to strut their technical stuff, with children as young as kindergartners up to high school seniors joining in the fun. In order to prepare for such...

High Tech and Common Sense

We are well into the high-pressure digital age and the interconnected global economy, and those realities have affected education and how students learn. However, some non-technological strategies still prevail as young people navigate their ways out of high school and college and into the workforce. We look at a handful of areas that illustrate these dichotomies – from virtual reality and...