Biomedical Engineering

We’ve all seen those fantastical, futuristic inventions highlighted in sci-fi films: computers that are controlled by the mind, 2nd skin applied over a wound for instant healing, advanced prosthetic blends of human and machine, and many more. These marvelously captivating ideas are a fascination to all, as proven by box office receipts.Audience members take away a sense of excitement at the p…

Speaking of Botany...

It’s time to sing the praises of a powerful workhorse, one that surrounds you on all sides yet is rarely noticed. In a baffling contradiction, this hard worker only tends to be noted by its absence. Like computers of the future, you can find it everywhere, and yet it is invisible because it’s built into the landscape…er… I mean, it IS the landscape, the green part anyway. Chlorophyll, that un…

Leaving Room for the 'What, Why, and How?'

Questions, questions, always more questions! As parents it’s easy to reach that moment where we flick an internal switch, drowning out the sound of the incessant questioning common among young children. There never seems to be an end to the questioning, as one answer becomes the spark for yet another question. We work tirelessly to provide answers in the hopes of satisfying the never-ending s…

Adventurous Indoor Learning

It’s that time of year when crisp fall weather can be felt as the sun sinks below the horizon. Sleeves grow a few inches and pants extend toward the floor once again. Fall brings many wonderful outdoor activities. Harvest season means farm visits and arboretum walks. Magnificent colors are soon on display. Fall is a plant biologist’s dream as trees affected by photoperiodism stop producing ch…

WIND TURBINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Do you crave adventure? Are you the one constantly getting in trouble for climbing on the furniture, countertops, or even the rooftop? Is the call of the outdoors ever-present in your thoughts as you scale hills and mountains? Perhaps you’re passionate about science and engineering, but the idea of wearing a lab coat for 40 hours per week is enough to send you into a boredom-induced coma. The…

'Super Scientist' Krtin Nithiyanandam

Youth: that fleeting moment of complex frivolity, if such an oxymoron can be used. Teenagers experience the world through wild and wonderful views, full of hopes and future dreams. It’s a time when a person can literally experience panic…at the disco, wistfully dancing away one moment then struck by life’s complexity the next. Most teens find themselves waiting, always waiting, for the next m…