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Bologna Sandwich: A Food Systems Innovation?

The sandwich featured in this image came with two more triangles, but they were delicious and I ate them before it occurred to me to take a picture.

This simple bologna sandwich from the newly opened wheat/flour/bread and coffee shop, Dry Storage, is made with Mortadella (read: Bologna), Dijonaise (read mayo and mustard), and Cornichon (read: pickles) pressed between slices of Pullman loaf (read: Wonderbread). They serve it with a few dilly beans. That’s lunch for me today, and I’m psyched.

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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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Math, Moths, and Mirrors – Women in Science – Celebrating Grace Hopper

Where to start? While exploring the complex life story of Grace Hopper, the renowned mathematician who inspired the name of our organization, I was not quite sure where to begin her story. I found myself captivated by the many layers of “Amazing Grace’s” past, and all her contributions to advances in computing. And I kept stumbling upon many similarities in the way she embraced her passion for discovery…

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Miniatur Wunderland – Life from a New Perspective

Some things have the uncanny ability to transport you back to a very specific place in your childhood. Model trains take me back to lying underneath the Christmas tree. I vividly remember resting my head on the knitted tree skirt as a five-year old looking up through the evergreen branches. My family’s singletrack electric train looping around me as I smell the fresh scent of indoor douglas fir. While I never personally took to model train building, I did revel in the experience of playing the role of holiday giant sprawled out across the railway fantasy under my Christmas tree. Nowadays I find that my face flashes a nostalgic smile whenever I see a model train….

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THINKER TIMES

Bologna Sandwich: A Food Systems Innovation?

The sandwich featured in this image came with two more triangles, but they were delicious and I ate them before it occurred to me to take a picture.

This simple bologna sandwich from the newly opened wheat/flour/bread and coffee shop, Dry Storage, is made with Mortadella (read: Bologna), Dijonaise (read mayo and mustard), and Cornichon (read: pickles) pressed between slices of Pullman loaf (read: Wonderbread). They serve it with a few dilly beans. That’s lunch for me today, and I’m psyched.

Read More »

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!…

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Math, Moths, and Mirrors – Women in Science – Celebrating Grace Hopper

Where to start? While exploring the complex life story of Grace Hopper, the renowned mathematician who inspired the name of our organization, I was not quite sure where to begin her story. I found myself captivated by the many layers of “Amazing Grace’s” past, and all her contributions to advances in computing. And I kept stumbling upon many similarities in the way she embraced her passion for discovery…

Read More »

Miniatur Wunderland – Life from a New Perspective

Some things have the uncanny ability to transport you back to a very specific place in your childhood. Model trains take me back to lying underneath the Christmas tree. I vividly remember resting my head on the knitted tree skirt as a five-year old looking up through the evergreen branches. My family’s singletrack electric train looping around me as I smell the fresh scent of indoor douglas fir. While I never personally took to model train building, I did revel in the experience of playing the role of holiday giant sprawled out across the railway fantasy under my Christmas tree. Nowadays I find that my face flashes a nostalgic smile whenever I see a model train….

Read More »

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