Underwater Robot Takes STEM to New Heights

Fredi Lavjardi teaches marine science at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, where he is also coach of Falcon Robotics – an extracurricular high school STEM program that won the 2004 MATE National Underwater ROV championships with their robot “Stinky”, besting juggernaut teams such as MIT.  This inspiring story was originally covered by Wired Magazine, expanded by the same author into a book, and graced […]

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Episode 96 – What’s New in LEGO Mindstorms

This week we talk about LEGO Mindstorms with Caroline Hanson.  As teacher and member of the LEGO Education Advisory Panel, Caroline routinely uses LEGOs to teach her enrichment courses in reading, math, academic competition, and STEM topics to students at Aspen Middle School in Aspen, Colorado.   Catherine talks to us about her experience with LEGO Mindstorms in the classroom and gives us a preview […]

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Episode 75 – Superbowl of the Mind

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL74.mp3 This week we talk with Jon Dudas, president of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).  Dudas talks to Lab Out Loud about their upcomingrobotics competitions, how they teach kids how to try, fail and succeed, and how hands-on robotic lessons can enhance the classroom experience and spark interest in science education and careers. Links: FIRST FIRST Robotics Competition About Jon […]

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