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Rubbish to Reusable Energy

Heather Neal - Monday, May 7, 2012 - 9:05am

Rubbish to Reusable Energy Typically, my days at GPB are happily spent culling and creating content for Georgia educators. So, I was delighted when the opportunity arose to fill a temporary spot on the first ever Fast...

Image from 2011 Georgia STEM Institute/ http://stemgeorgia.org/

Growing STEM in the Southeast

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:55am

The Southern Education Desk posted an article this morning about the growing trend of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in education. The article highlighted a particular element, a STEM Academy, which...

This is what the shredder from the movie "Battleship" looks like in fiction. Courtesy syfy.com

Cool Science: How the Parker Brothers Made a Real "Battleship" Shredder

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 9:43am

How about this for a cool work assignment: create a real version of the metallic, menacing, wheel weapon known as the "shredder" from the movie “Battleship”? Marc Parker and Shanon Parker from Parker Brothers Concepts...

Fast Forward filming in Dalton, GA

Students Need Math for Career Success

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:19am

During a teacher training session last month, we discussed the importance of cross-subject teaching and learning in classrooms, especially as it relates to math skills. That conversation included something we have all...

Ready. Set. Go!

Patrick Edmond - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:01am

Georgia Public Broadcasting is behind the wheel and coasting its way into yet another venture along the secondary education scene with its first ever series of shorts geared towards exploring the S.T.E.M (that’s Science...

STEM Sneak Preview

Heather Neal - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 5:05am

What BIG, new, incredible project have we all been working on lately? Check out the sneak preview below and stay tuned for more later this week! Check out Fast Forward for STEM Career exploration all over Georgia...

Tom Mather, researcher, captures ticks

Connecting Students to STEM Careers

Heather Neal - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:11am

Do you have a student who spends recess searching out bugs on the playground? While it may be atypical playground behavior, it could also be a great opportunity to plug a little career education. Tom Mather, a...

How to Improve Georgia’s Graduation Rates

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:32am

Last week a new report on Georgia’s graduation rates confirmed what many officials and educators already knew: that the state’s graduation rate dropped significantly. "Georgia’s high school graduation rate is lower...

Dave, far right, in a live-action shot on the job.

Fast Forward: Interview with the Executive Producer

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:20am

Dave Drabik is the Executive Producer/ Director for GPB's STEM career project Fast Forward. In the interview below, Dave shares about his experiences working on the Fast Forward project as well as how he got involved...

image via BBC

Will.I.Am on Making Tech the New Celebrity

Heather Neal - Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:39am

Will.I.Am is one member of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas. He’s also a business star in the technology field. Intel Corp. appointed him director of creative innovation a couple of years ago. He recorded “Reach for...

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