Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

Right Turn: Best summer jobs for science students

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/07/17

Remember back in 2013 when Tourism Australia launched the “Best jobs in the world” global youth campaign? Well, the Waag Society in Amsterdam may just have the “coolest science summer job” around! (Yes, Waag Society, you can quote me on this.) The Waag Society, an “institute for art, science and technology,” needs a science bus…Read more

Right Turn: Stem cell researchers develop more than undifferentiated stem cells at StemCellTalks Toronto

Author: Erin Sugar, 03/24/17

The eighth annual Toronto StemCellTalks (SCT) symposium took place on March 10, 2017, in Toronto’s urban innovation hub (and CCRM’s new home), MaRS Discovery District. SCT is a national stem cell biology outreach program for high school students in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Stem Cell Network. (CCRM is also a proud national…Read more

STEMinism: Chasing diversity and equality in STEM

Author: Camila Londono, 10/14/16

On October 11 I attended SHE DID THAT, the Ada Lovelace event, held at the University of Toronto, that Samantha Payne wrote about in Signals earlier this week. It was an exciting evening that not only celebrated incredible women in science, but also served as a reminder that we have a long way to go…Read more

Ada Lovelace Day: celebrating women in STEM

Author: Samantha Payne, 10/11/16

Can you name five historically influential women in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and medicine)? What about three? I recently asked myself this question and found that I struggled to come up with names, despite the formal training I’ve received in science at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Yet there are many: from…Read more

Right Turn: There’s magic in The Magic School Bus

Author: Stacey Johnson, 09/09/16

There is a glut of bad television out there, but when it comes to educational programs for young children, there are some gems. My kids are past this stage, but I can tell you that it was more enjoyable to sit with them watching TV when they were young then now, with the over-acted, heavy…Read more

Right Turn: Making science fun and relatable

Author: Stacey Johnson, 05/20/16

A popular marketing strategy is to reach (insert demographic) “where they live.” Science Genius appears to have taken that concept to heart when it comes to kids and science. Science Genius, launched in December 2012 by Christopher Emdin, the musician GZA and the website Rap Genius, began in New York City (NYC) to encourage teens…Read more

Right turn: Who said science and creativity had to be mutually exclusive?

Author: Erin Sugar, 03/25/16

Beautiful things can happen when you combine science, art and technology. (Think STEAM!) Contemporary dancer Paige Fraser has teamed up with Intel to create an artistic piece that uses 18 Intel RealSense cameras to display a whimsical 3D reflection that mimicks her real-life dancing. “The future’s bright when we figure out how to bring together…Read more

Right Turn: Moving from STEM to STEAM

Author: Stacey Johnson, 02/12/16

Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person? If you’re the former, and you think more is better, being inclusive and diverse benefits humanity, and that children are our future, then this should be in your sweet spot (meaning “an optimum point or combination of factors or quality” as opposed to…Read more

Right Turn: Thoughts from an engineer on #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Author: Guest, 08/28/15

. Camila Londono is currently an intern at CCRM, taking a break from working on her PhD at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Alison McGuigan. Her research focuses on understanding what governs the coordination of motion in groups of cells. She holds a…Read more

Right Turn: #ILookLikeAnEngineer

Author: Stacey Johnson, 08/07/15

. First female scientists were #DistractinglySexy – and hilarious, I might add. (If this means nothing to you, I recommend you read this article for a good recap.) Now their female engineering friends and colleagues are also tackling sexism in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – with their own Twitter hashtag: #ILookLikeAnEngineer. For…Read more