STEM in the News

Exciting ways students and the community are connecting with STEM.

NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems.

During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley have developed new instruments that can look below the ocean surface in more detail than ever before. Using techniques originally developed to look at stars, these "fluid-lensing" cameras use complex calculations to undo the optical distortions created by the water over coral reefs.

“NASA STEM Stars” is a webchat series that gives students ages 13+ the opportunity to connect with subject matter experts at NASA.

New research led by Stanford education professor Bryan A. Brown shows the impact of connecting VR learning experiences with students’ culture.

Scanlon Banquet Hall, Westfield State University | 6:30pm

Find out about the truth about sharks in this engaging presentation by shark expert Dr. John Morrissey (Sweet Briar College). Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation begins at 7:00pm. A great experience for all ages!

Sponsored by the Westfield State College of Mathematics and Sciences and the Pioneer Valley STEM Network

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