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Learning to Think in Wild New Ways with the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge

By. Gretchen Hooker, Program Manager, Biomimicry Institute   When two students in Kirstin Bullington’s clean energy engineering class decided to take on the challenge of designing a more efficient solar panel, they looked to a seemingly unlikely source for inspiration...

NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering – An Anchor for STEM Education

By. David Schwenker, Principal at Wake STEM Early College High School   At Wake STEM Early College High School (Wake STEM ECHS) in Wake County, North Carolina the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering provide the foundation for STEM...

Empowering Students to Change the World with the Grand Challenges for Engineering

By. Cynthia Burt, Associate Principal, Tesla STEM High School   Tesla STEM High School, located in Redmond, Washington within the Lake Washington School District, aims to inspire, educate, and innovate students, preparing them to enter higher education STEM programs...

Using Grand Challenges as a Framework to Change the World

By. Dr. Jimmie Cave and Lauren Kelly, The STEM Academy at Bartlett, and Peter Ulrich, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools   Opening its doors in 2013, The STEM Academy at Bartlett is a public school in Savannah, Georgia that provides an innovative and rigorous...

Kearny High School Has Sustainability at Core of Engineering, Innovation, and Design Track

By. Nicole Grucky, Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations   Kearny High School’s School of Engineering, Innovation, and Design (EID) in San Diego, California has partnered with environmental nonprofit Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) since 2013 to infuse...

From Stems to STEM

By. Lauren Madden and Courtney McGovern   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #108, Winter 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...