The Hopper’s Eggernaut Design Challenge: Not Your Average School-Based Egg Drop Experience

On a typical blustery, late-winter Colorado day last month, I bundled up in layers and stuffed granola bars into my pockets as I prepared to drive to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado, for Maker Boulder’s 6th annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest. The STEAM Fest was billed as an “awe-filled, jaw-dropping chance to tinker, hack, build, crumble, fly, drive, drink, DO, dabble – PLAY!...

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What Is the Circular Economy? How to Participate with Your Kids

According to Fast Company, 62% of American companies plan to move towards circular business strategies in 2019 and 16% indicate that they are already using circular economy strategies. This includes many of the world’s largest consumer brands such as Unilever, P&G, and PepsiCo. But while many of you have likely heard of the ‘Circular Economy’ as a growing trend, you may be left wondering more specifically what it is, why you should care, and how to participate.

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Spacewalk Disappointment: The Mis-Fit Nature of Women in Space

Friday, March 29th, was scheduled to be a historic day for NASA - for the first time in history a spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS) was set to be supported by all women, both astronauts and the ground crew. Just a few days before the highly anticipated spacewalk was set to take place, NASA announced that astronaut Anne McClain - a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Arm and NASA engineer and astronaut - would no longer be participating in the spacewalk due to a lack of a spacesuit available in her size.

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