Why diversity in STEM is important

Why diversity in STEM is important

Steve Jobs once said, “A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s...
Stress in Adolescents

Stress in Adolescents

Stress.  The mere word itself can evoke a rapid heartbeat and sweaty palms.  After all, as adults, there are a number of stress-inducing situations we encounter every day.  The idea of stress is pervasive in our society, in media, in self-help books that promise to...
How do biologists decide what organism to study?

How do biologists decide what organism to study?

Unlike chemistry or physics, where chemicals and atoms can be manipulated in highly controlled environments, biology must deal with living organisms that come with numerous confounding variables. Scientific rigor in such an environment is impossible unless variables...
Analyzing the teenage schedule

Analyzing the teenage schedule

Over the past few years, the team at STEMed Labs has had the opportunity to work with many high school students from the Central Texas area and beyond. Across those interactions, a topic that has come up quite frequently is the constant struggle students face with...
The importance of a good theory

The importance of a good theory

There is nothing as practical as a good theory. – Kurt Lewin This blog is inspired by my recent experiences guiding my kindergartener through her first science fair project. My five-year-old has enjoyed reading about electricity and putting together the hybrid lemon...
The importance of closing the STEM gender gap

The importance of closing the STEM gender gap

Frances Arnold, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work in the use of directed evolution to engineer enzymes.  Directed evolution...

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