Cool STEM Stuff

FCCF Grant Helps Discovery Launch STEM Program for Girls

Posted by John Chamberlain on April 20, 2017 in Cool STEM Stuff Press Release Program Spotlight No Comments

Discovery Museum recently received a $25,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to support Mighty STEM Girls, a free afterschool program dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls through STEM learning. The Museum offers weekly hour-long lessons that begin with information about women who are STEM innovators, inventors, or pioneers, along with correlating hands-on activities that

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Around the World in a Solar Plane

Posted by Alex Cannon on June 27, 2016 in Cool STEM Stuff News No Comments

Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard is currently flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic as part of his attempt to complete the first flight around the world (that’s 22,000 miles!) in a solar-powered plane. What is Solar-Powered? When we talk about something that is solar-powered, we are referring to something that is powered either

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Happy Rounded Pi Day!

Posted by John Chamberlain on March 14, 2016 in Cool STEM Stuff No Comments

3.14 is celebrated as Pi Day annually, and it is also Albert Einstein’s birthday (happy 137th birthday!). If you’re not busy baking or enjoying pies today to celebrate, perhaps you’ll enjoy this fun activity that was recently posted by the great folks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA! While last year’s Pi Day

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How Google Cardboard Helped Save a Baby

Posted by Alex Cannon on January 21, 2016 in Cool STEM Stuff No Comments

These Awesome Doctors Saved a Baby with Google Cardboard and an iPhone Here it is: irrefutable proof that we live in the future. When baby Teegan’s parents were told she would not be able to survive due to a severe birth defect in her heart, they requested the help of a brilliant pediatric surgeon who

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