Remains of impact that created the Moon may lie deep within Earth

By Paul Voosen, Science Magazine

Scientists have long agreed that the Moon formed when a protoplanet, called Theia, struck Earth in its infancy some 4.5 billion years ago. Now, a team of scientists has a provocative new proposal: Theia’s remains can be found in two continent-size layers of rock buried deep in Earth’s mantle. Continue reading Remains of impact that created the Moon may lie deep within Earth

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Coding and space: Microsoft and NASA learning pathways serve as a STEM career launchpad

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The last few months have been exciting times for space enthusiasts around the globe. Last fall, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft momentarily touched down on asteroid Bennu and collected samples of its surface during a “touch-and-go” millions of miles from Earth. Continue reading Coding and space: Microsoft and NASA learning pathways serve as a STEM career launchpad

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Engineering co-op students build robotic bartender to demonstrate motion controller technology

by Michelle Cometa, Rochester Institute of Technology

When Teknic challenged a co-op student team from RIT to produce a configurable, automated machine that would use its newest motion and I/O controller called ClearCore, team members responded with a robotic bartender that automates the drink-making process. Continue reading Engineering co-op students build robotic bartender to demonstrate motion controller technology

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The Importance of Cybersecurity Education & Industry Diversity

By: Olu Ibrahim, Founder & CEO, Kids in Tech

October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this year; it took on new significance as we continue to navigate this digital-first COVID era. As we rely on technology and the internet to support our daily lives, safeguarding our online presence is more essential than ever and requires dedicated attention.

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Cultural Brokers Build Bridges for African American Women in STEM

by Danielle Ferguson, Ed.D., Researcher, American Institute for Research (AIR)

Dr. Danielle Ferguson, now a researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), focused her dissertation on African American Women in STEM: Uncovering stories of persistence and resilience through an examination of social and cultural capital. In this article, Dr. Ferguson shares some of what she learned from her research.

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