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Waterville Students and Eelgrass

PRESENTED ON JUL 13, 2017
IN WATERVILLE @ VOL 25

Jon Ramgren shares with us his history of helping students learn outside of the classroom; on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.

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Stem Cell Art

BY IRWIN ADAM EYDELNANT
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. After a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 27, 2013.

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Teaching Kids to Fail

BY MAURYA COUVARES
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Maurya Couvares tackles the difficult task of teaching kids to fail, and helping them to learn from their mistakes. 

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Teaching Design through Life Projects

BY MIN WEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

An architect by profession and teacher by choice, Min Wee shares about how he teaches his students through various creative projects. 

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Beyond Thin Mints: Girl Scouting & STEM

BY ALLISON MARTINSON
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

When you think about Girl Scouts, you probably don't think about Juliette Gordon Low, the hard-of-hearing inventor that helped bring scouting to the United States. You're probably thinking about cookies. Cookies are a Girl Scout's first introduction to entrepreneurship. Allison Martinson introduces them to engineering. At Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland, Girl Scouts are learning to use their dreams and ideas to make, build, design, create, dissect, and analyze. Badgerland's program introduces girls to code, robotics, entomology, and rocketry, connects girls to inspiring adult volunteers, and encourages girls to use STEM to make the world a better place.

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Steamed Up over STEM

BY JOHN DEBACHER
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

What's all the fuss and focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in our schools? It's spread beyond earlier efforts to proactively help our young women not feel stigmatized if they enjoy an equation or two, and now threatens to spread a cumulonimbus over our educational system. Where are the Arts in all this? Not even chopped liver -- that might qualify as culinary science. I believe that, when you get beyond all the flash of STEM's appeal, it's components can, upon reflection, be seen as progeny of the Arts. The necessary components of abstraction, classification and description rely on humankind's unique language abilities, as do the symbols in formulas and theorems. Science could not have developed without the fundamental dance of discourse and recorded evidence that developed from the advancement of oral storytelling into poetry to literature...and of course, how could we survive any of this without humor?

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The New Era of Living Medicines

BY JAN NOLTA
@ VOL 27 ON APR 20, 2017

Jan Nolta talks about the UC Davis Stem Cell Program and Regenerative Cures.

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20 Must see films of MIFF 2017!

BY KEN EISEN
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Ken Eisen tells us his personal 20 favorite Must See films from the 20th anniversary of the Maine International Film Festival (If you can only see 20); on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.

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Cirque de Geek Evolutions

BY SARAH TAYLOR
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Sarah Taylor shares details on the history and upcoming Cirque de Geek event, and how it has evolved; on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.