there, check out this week's powerhouse combo of inspirational stories and educational content to keep your STEM wheels turning.
ComEd (Exelon's utility company in northern Illinois) has a
site full of resources that support STEM education at home. A variety of videos and activities will broaden your knowledge about how energy works. The above video shares how the crews at ComEd are trained and the ways in which they help bring energy to your home. You can also
check out this video to learn about solar energy and why using it to make electricity is good for the planet.
Get ready to be inspired by "the boy who captured the wind," also known as
William Kamkwamba. At just 14 years old, William saw the desperate need for reliable electricity in his home nation of Malawi in southern Africa. Since his family could no longer afford to keep him in school, William continued his studies at the local library and came across a book about windmills. This book would provide the spark and rough sketches he would need to build a windmill for his family and community in order to keep the power on. Check out the above Ted Talk video and
this article to learn more about his amazing accomplishments.
Magon, 18, shows off a game that they made to reduce bias. - B. BROOKSHIRE/SSP
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Coming up on June 18th is a cool webinar that would be worth checking out:
GE Tech Talk: 3D Additive Innovations. Open to all ages, you'll hear from Josh Mook, Innovation Executive for GE Additive, about how the company is leading the way in the next generation of design and manufacturing. You'll also have a chance to hear an introduction into the 3D metal printing work GE does, as well as how the company's innovators used 3D printing to create face shield adapters for front-line healthcare workers during COVID-19.