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100 Years of Passenger Air Travel

100 Years of Passenger Air Travel

Immerse yourself in five illustrated scenes, each depicting an era of passenger flight, and explore the changes that have occurred in passenger air travel…

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360 Video: Discover Mars

360 Video: Discover Mars

This 360-experience guides students through three space-based scenarios with a focus on various aspects and considerations with respect to traveling to Mars.

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360 Video: Ride in a Boeing Starliner

360 Video: Ride in a Boeing Starliner

Follow the path of NASA astronauts as they travel in the latest generation of rockets – the Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

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A Superhydrophobic Solution

A Superhydrophobic Solution

The award-winning LotusFlo™ superhydrophobic coating is solving a major problem in offshore oil drilling. Substances often clog pipes, slowing or stopping the…

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Ada Lovelace's Flying Horse

Ada Lovelace's Flying Horse

English mathematician Ada Lovelace is remembered as the first person to publish an algorithm and create a computer program. As a child, she had a brilliant…

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Additive Manufacturing: From Powder to Part

Additive Manufacturing: From Powder to Part

For thousands of years, people have made things the same way, carving out a tool or a part from a bigger chunk of material. While humankind has had great…

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Air Travel for the Masses: The 747

Air Travel for the Masses: The 747

Learn about the origins of the Boeing 747, at the time the largest and most complex passenger aircraft ever built, and the engineer who built it, in this video…

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At-Home STEM Activity Chart

At-Home STEM Activity Chart

Download six weeks of daily enrichment activities including online and offline versions for PreK – 12th grades.

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Augmented Reality Workshop

Augmented Reality Workshop

Mark Solis from Love.Marketing will go over the practical use cases for Augmented Reality. Love.Marketing is a new wave agency based in San Antonio, Texas. We…

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Aviation & Aerospace Art Contest

Aviation & Aerospace Art Contest

The Dee Howard Foundation (DHF) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have joined with other local, state, and national partners, to establish The…

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Bake a Cake

Bake a Cake

Programming doesn’t exist in a bubble. There are a lot of real-world activities that actually use programming concepts, even though it’s not always obvious. In…

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Blueprint

Blueprint

Architects create blueprints, or plans, of their buildings before they can be built. Using Kano Make Art, you will use the coding language CoffeeScript, a…

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Boeing Unveils America’s First Space Taxi

Boeing Unveils America’s First Space Taxi

Get an inside look at America’s first Space Taxi – the Boeing shuttle that will take everyday citizens to the International Space Station.

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Build a Sandcastle

Build a Sandcastle

In this activity, you will be creating your own robot like Pascal in the book How to Code a Sandcastle by Joshua Funk, and then you will help your personal…

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Buoyancy Exploration

Buoyancy Exploration

Students will pretend to join an internship where they will have the chance to investigate the principles of density and buoyancy as they may apply to deep…

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Butterfly Travels

Butterfly Travels

In this video, we will lead students through our Butterfly Travels Scratch activity, which uses Scratch block coding. Students can follow along with the video…

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Carrie Bell: Women in STEM

Carrie Bell: Women in STEM

Carrie got involved with Girlstart after seeing how much her daughter enjoyed our programs. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to hear about her…

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Celestial Discoveries

Celestial Discoveries

Lead students in learning about and listing celestial traits. Students will take on the role of a particular Boeing career and consider how their position…

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Challenge of Flight

Challenge of Flight

Examine the forces that act on an airplane in flight, the motions a pilot controls, and the design process engineers use to develop airplanes that manage these…

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Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

In this activity, you will create four different scenes that represent each season. These seasons are: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. In each of these…

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Citizen Astronaut

Citizen Astronaut

Introduce students to the role of "citizen scientists" and how they can contribute to real-life research. Present a few of NASA's citizen…

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Coding with the Spurs: Adventure Mode

Coding with the Spurs: Adventure Mode

Join Spurs Give and Youth Code Jam this week for a brand, new basketball-inspired coding program, supported by Conn’s HomePlus, aimed to help students learn…

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Coding with the Spurs: Code the Player

Coding with the Spurs: Code the Player

Join Spurs Give and Youth Code Jam this week for a brand, new basketball-inspired coding program, supported by Conn’s HomePlus, aimed to help students learn…

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Coding with the Spurs: Kick Off Game

Coding with the Spurs: Kick Off Game

Join Spurs Give and Youth Code Jam this week for a brand, new basketball-inspired coding program, supported by Conn’s HomePlus, aimed to help students learn…

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Colossal Robotic Hand

Colossal Robotic Hand

Watch how the Colossal Hand exhibit was prototyped, engineered, constructed, and functions. Stay with the STEM educator crew and learn how to make your own…

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Combatting COVID-19

Combatting COVID-19

On this episode, we talk to two scientists joining the fight against COVID-19. SwRI scientist Dr. Jonathan Bohmann is using the Rhodium™ Software to analyze…

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Corrosion Report

Corrosion Report

Students will work as recruited employees of Boeing to help expand their knowledge of ocean vessels. Boeing needs their help and insight on the optimal ship…

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Costume Change

Costume Change

This activity will help you learn the basics of sprite costume customization. You will create a scene in which you change the Dinosaur sprite to look like his…

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Crack the Code

Crack the Code

This activity is designed for advanced level programmers who are interested in exploring text-based coding language. This exercise incorporates Python and…

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Create An Explosion

Create An Explosion

Join the Science Mill team on an adventure that is down to Earth and out into Space. Meet former NASA astronaut and Science Mill board member Tom Henricks as…

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Creating an Aircraft Industry

Creating an Aircraft Industry

Examine the early days of aviation and what led Bill Boeing to industrialize the Wright Brothers’ invention, in this video from WGBH and The Documentary Group.

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Cyber City USA - San Antonio's Invisible and Powerful Economic Weapon

Cyber City USA - San Antonio's Invisible and Powerful Economic Weapon

This Principal of JesRico Consulting, a cyber security consulting firm, argues that cyber security is essential for individuals and the economy.

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Cybersecurity: It’s All About the Coders

Cybersecurity: It’s All About the Coders

Software developers need to fundamentally rethink the coding process to include an explicit focus on the privacy and security aspects of their code rather than…

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Design Innovation for Jet-Powered Flight: The Swept Wing

Design Innovation for Jet-Powered Flight: The Swept Wing

Discover the origins of the swept wing and podded engine design, two technologies that helped engineers harness the speed potential of jet engines, in this…

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Detecting Cancer with AI

Detecting Cancer with AI

In this episode, we highlight an innovative technology for doctors treating patients with breast cancer. SwRI engineers and pathologists from UT Health San…

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Dr. Kim Dao: Women in STEM

Dr. Kim Dao: Women in STEM

Often being the only girl in her classes, rotations, and medical training, Kim decided to expose more girls to her career field. We are so grateful to have her…

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Dr. Serena Hon: Women in STEM

Dr. Serena Hon: Women in STEM

Dr. Hon initially got involved with Girlstart to show girls that they can be doctors, too. We are excited to have her on the blog to talk about her journey to…

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eLEGS: Merging Technology and the Human Body

eLEGS: Merging Technology and the Human Body

With extensive global experience in leading medical device, life science and bionic device companies — from concept to commercialization — Berkeley Bionic’s…

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Engineer a Jetliner

Engineer a Jetliner

Experience the engineering design process as an aerospace engineer assigned to design and test an airplane, in this interactive produced by WGBH and The…

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Engineering the Jet Age

Engineering the Jet Age

Trace the emergence of the passenger jet from its military origins and learn about the obstacles and opportunities that Boeing’s president Bill Allen faced…

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Esports Panel Discussion, Episode 1

Esports Panel Discussion, Episode 1

What is esports? Learn more about San Antonio’s local gaming and esports community with the San Antonio Public Library Esports Panel. In our first video of the…

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Esports Panel Discussion, Episode 2

Esports Panel Discussion, Episode 2

Learn more about San Antonio’s local gaming and esports community with the San Antonio Public Library Esports Panel. In our second video of the series panelist…

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Esports Panel Discussion, Episode 3

Esports Panel Discussion, Episode 3

Learn more about San Antonio’s local gaming and esports community with the San Antonio Public Library Esports Panel. In our third video of the series, panelist…

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Everyone is a Maker, but Not Everyone Has Access

Everyone is a Maker, but Not Everyone Has Access

Barnett’s talk introduces hackers and engineers from the global Maker Movement who are dedicated to democratizing maker tools. He discusses the growing…

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Fire Tech

Fire Tech

Room burn comparisons carried out at SwRI illustrate how fire codes in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom affect the fire safety of home…

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FIRST in Texas Talks: Beyond Graduation

FIRST in Texas Talks: Beyond Graduation

With graduation season upon us, students are in the final stages of making plans for the next phase of their lives. In this FIRST in Texas Talks session,…

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FIRST in Texas Talks: Cyber Security

FIRST in Texas Talks: Cyber Security

In this session of FIRST in Texas Talks, the focus is on careers and workforce opportunities inside the world of cyber security. We will hear from two cyber…

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Fundamentals of Centrifugal Compressor Performance Testing

Fundamentals of Centrifugal Compressor Performance Testing

Wed, October 28, 2020 - 12:00 pm CDT: This webinar provides an overview of the process and performance calculations considering recommendations from the ASME PTC standard.

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Gruffalo Maze

Gruffalo Maze

In this activity we will be programming a Gruffalo Sprite to move through a maze that we create. This activity will teach us how to use backgrounds and Sprites…

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Guess the Number

Guess the Number

This activity is designed for beginner programmers who are interested in exploring text-based coding languages. This exercise incorporates the use of Python…

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Hansa Giridhar: Women in STEM

Hansa Giridhar: Women in STEM

Today we are honored to interview Hansa Giridhar, Girlstart Alumna, Author of “AI for Kids”, and Founder and CEO of Leadstreams. Hansa is an excellent example…

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Hello World - Java Intro

Hello World - Java Intro

This activity is for beginner text-based coders who want to learn the Java language. This activity will help practice syntax and commands. The purpose of this…

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Higher and Faster

Higher and Faster

Explore the social and economic factors as well as the engineering innovations that have driven—and continue to drive—both higher and faster commercial flight…

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How AI Can Work With Human Intelligence

How AI Can Work With Human Intelligence

At Canonical's Ubuntu Masters series last week, Zach Keeton shows how smart robots can work together with Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence.…

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How the Brain Connects Us

How the Brain Connects Us

Our brains are amazing. Billions of brain cells and trillions of connections make up who we are by generating our deepest thoughts and feelings. The basis of…

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How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children

How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children

This resource includes information on how starting STEM education at a young age can impact critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.…

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Igniting Tomorrow’s Innovators and Most Valued Engineers

Igniting Tomorrow’s Innovators and Most Valued Engineers

Teachers must create environments where students are free to learn about learning, and free to fail as well. This requires the adoption of student-centered…

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Incredible Ball Machine

Incredible Ball Machine

Explore crazy contraptions like our over-the-top exhibit, the Incredible Ball Machine! Join the Science Mill staff on a wacky adventure into the wild ride of…

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Jennifer Parker: Women in STEM

Jennifer Parker: Women in STEM

Jennifer is passionate about helping others find doors of opportunity, just as mentors and supporters once did for her. She sees volunteering with Girlstart as…

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Journey to the Center of the Moon

Journey to the Center of the Moon

It is human destiny to become a multi-planet species. The space frontier is opening up to private citizens and interplanetary entrepreneurs are redefining the…

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Journey to the Center of the Moon

Journey to the Center of the Moon

It is human destiny to become a multi-planet species. The space frontier is opening up to private citizens and interplanetary entrepreneurs are redefining the…

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Kano Make Art Challenge

Kano Make Art Challenge

In this video, we introduce Kano Make Art, a fun online editor that combines art with code. We'll walk through the Basic Challenge package, explaining the…

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Knight Aerospace: Medical Air Transport

Knight Aerospace: Medical Air Transport

Knight Aerospace has developed and begun production of the world’s first air-worthy and completely self-contained medical unit for transporting critically ill…

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Lego 30 Day Challenge

Lego 30 Day Challenge

This challenge is open to the entire FIRST in Texas statewide community. Students of all ages, mentors, coaches, volunteers, statewide partners, FIRST…

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Lesson Plan: Deep Space Gateway

Lesson Plan: Deep Space Gateway

Students will research and analyze potential solutions to establishing a lunar base.

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Lesson Plan: Long-Endurance Space Flight

Lesson Plan: Long-Endurance Space Flight

Students will explore scale, proportion, time, and distance to understand potential problems of long-endurance space flights.

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Lesson Plan: Mars Landing

Lesson Plan: Mars Landing

Students are challenged with creating a landing system for the world's first crewed Martian-bound spacecraft.

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Lesson Plan: Space Ergonomics

Lesson Plan: Space Ergonomics

Students will complete a redesign of the International Space Station's fitness center.

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Lesson Plan: Topology Optimization

Lesson Plan: Topology Optimization

Students will be presented with the challenge of minimizing spacecraft weight in order to maximize flight capabilities.

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Lesson Plan: Welding Opportunities

Lesson Plan: Welding Opportunities

Students will learn about the science behind welding, explore its uses across manufacturing and aerospace.

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Mask Materials Testing

Mask Materials Testing

On this episode, we talk to the SwRI engineer leading the lab through this crucial effort. He tells us why his team is doing this work as a community service,…

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Masters of Disguise

Masters of Disguise

See how nature inspires tech innovations on this episode of the Explorer Zone. Meet the Science Mill’s Masters of Disguise – creatures with incredible…

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Math and Art

Math and Art

In this lesson we will teach basic math that can help you create a great masterpiece.

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Matsuri Rojano-Nisimura: Women in STEM

Matsuri Rojano-Nisimura: Women in STEM

Matsuri became involved with Girlstart after hearing of her friend’s experiences with us. Wanting to make a difference and get more girls interested in STEM,…

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Meha Jha: Women in STEM

Meha Jha: Women in STEM

Meha’s interest in Girlstart was initially sparked by our fun approach to STEM, which led her to teach a hands-on workshop at our annual Girls In STEM…

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Memory Limits and Image Tracking Workshop

Memory Limits and Image Tracking Workshop

Mark Solis from Love.Marketing will go over the practical use cases for Augmented Reality. Love.Marketing is a new wave agency based in San Antonio, Texas. We…

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Moon Tourism

Moon Tourism

Students will calculate how long a trip around the Moon and back to Earth would take. Then they will contemplate the potential Moon tourism and design a…

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Navigating the In-Between

Navigating the In-Between

The Science Mill is focused on one thing: inspiring students to see themselves in a future STEM workforce. In this strange “in-between” time, new realities…

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Near Zero Emissions

Near Zero Emissions

Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NOx) and…

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Particle Lab Respirator and Mask Testing

Particle Lab Respirator and Mask Testing

The Particle Science and Technology Laboratory at Southwest Research Institute expanded its services to include mask testing in response to the COVID-19…

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Parts of Speech Instrument

Parts of Speech Instrument

In this activity, you will build your own musical instrument which you can play when you hear specific words. You will use different ways to input information…

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Pedestrian Motion Prediction for Driverless Vehicles

Pedestrian Motion Prediction for Driverless Vehicles

Automated driving systems use machine learning to detect pedestrians and predict motion. SwRI engineers have developed novel deep learning algorithms that…

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Pilotless Flight: Timeline of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Pilotless Flight: Timeline of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This interactive timeline from NOVA charts the evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from their earliest incarnations as bomb-dropping balloons and…

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Pizza For Lunch

Pizza For Lunch

In this activity, you will create a bright digital canvas featuring a lunchtime favorite using web-based programming software. You will code in CoffeeScript,…

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Planet Hunting: The Oddity of Finding Another Earth

Planet Hunting: The Oddity of Finding Another Earth

Thousands of planets have been discovered outside of our Solar System, and with each one, there is a chance that it could be habitable or inhabited. However,…

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Plug In With TTC: Plus One Robotics

Plug In With TTC: Plus One Robotics

This week we are joined by two of the Co-Founders from Plus One Robotics, Shaun Edwards & Paul Hvass! They share some crucial secrets to their startup…

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Plus One Robotics: The Future of Work

Plus One Robotics: The Future of Work

Plus One Robotics is creating new career opportunities that will help streamline the operations in global industrial settings such as manufacturing sites and e…

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Pollen Race (remix)

Pollen Race (remix)

In this activity, we'll explore advanced programming concepts such as working with multiple variables and how to have different sprites (objects) interact…

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Propagating Uncertainties

Propagating Uncertainties

Tue, October 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm CDT: This webinar will provide an overview of the methods that are most commonly used in engineering analysis and design for real-world problems.

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Relay Computers

Relay Computers

Welcome to our first SAMSAT Show & Tell video series. On this video we will talk about Relay Computers, and in particular the RC-3 which is on exhibition…

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Return to Earth

Return to Earth

In this activity you will be helping an astronaut return to Earth. As the astronaut gets closer to Earth, Earth will slowly increase in size as if we are going…

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Road to Building Futures, Episode 1

Road to Building Futures, Episode 1

Road to Building Futures showcases local tech professionals and the diverse education career paths that San Antonio has to offer. Join us as we hear their…

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Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors

This activity is for intermediate level coders who want to learn the Java language. This activity requires understanding of the syntax (set of rules or…

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Sam Marcellus: Women in STEM

Sam Marcellus: Women in STEM

Sam began volunteering with Girlstart at their Back to School STEM Saturday event where she loved hearing girls explain to their parents what they were…

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Sarah Kampman: Women in STEM

Sarah Kampman: Women in STEM

Sarah is a Product Manager that is getting involved with Girlstart to see a change in the STEM field. In her words, “STEM is more than just lab coats and…

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Sarah Strobhar: Women in STEM

Sarah Strobhar: Women in STEM

Sarah found Girlstart after previously volunteering with other female STEM organizations and wanted to get more involved. She is one of many amazing Women In…

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SATX Robotix September Meetup with Xenex

SATX Robotix September Meetup with Xenex

San Antonio is fast becoming a center for robotics! The meetup group SATX Robotix is working to help create a bigger community with organizations, educational…

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Science, Industry, Citizens and Crafting Public Policy

Science, Industry, Citizens and Crafting Public Policy

This talk shares her scientific public outreach experiences, emphasizing the importance of good communication. Listen in for a better understanding of how…

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Secret Code Generator Remix

Secret Code Generator Remix

In this video, we'll learn about a Caesar Cipher and complete Scratch code to make a working encoding method. The Caesar Cipher was created by Julius…

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Shapemaker

Shapemaker

This activity is designed for intermediate programmers who are interested in exploring text based coding languages. This exercise incorporates the use of…

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Shefali Pearson: Women in STEM

Shefali Pearson: Women in STEM

Shefali is passionate about seeing women/girls in STEM succeed, and got involved with Girlstart to make that happen. Today she is talking about her career in…

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SLED-W Oil Leak Detection System

SLED-W Oil Leak Detection System

Southwest Research Institute developed an oil leak detection system that pairs machine vision algorithms with inexpensive visual and thermal cameras. The Smart…

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Space Innovation: Boeing Leading the World in Space Exploration

Space Innovation: Boeing Leading the World in Space Exploration

Watch how Boeing is leading the world in space exploration with cutting-edge launch systems, the new CST-100 Starliner and more!

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Space Innovation: Boeing Suits Up

Space Innovation: Boeing Suits Up

Join Former NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson as he tries on Boeing’s new lightweight, functional space suit designed for future passengers of the CST-100…

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Space Innovation: Building the Future of Space

Space Innovation: Building the Future of Space

It’s been over five years since a crew launched from and landed on U.S. soil. Take a look at how Boeing is bringing America back into space with the launch of…

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Space Innovation: Close Look with NASA Astronauts

Space Innovation: Close Look with NASA Astronauts

NASA astronauts get an up-close look at the Starliner trainers – a simulated glass cockpit that is an exact replica of what they will see within the CST-100…

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Space Innovation: How We Get There

Space Innovation: How We Get There

Meet the Boeing Engineering Team that is working together to launch the next spacecraft to Mars.

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Space Innovation: Immersive Simulation

Space Innovation: Immersive Simulation

Learn how Boeing mathematicians, coders, and scientists have created a one-of-a-kind, immersive 3D experience on a 2D screen.

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Space Innovation: Path to Mars Continues

Space Innovation: Path to Mars Continues

Learn how Boeing is pushing the boundaries of space travel by strategizing the phases that will take astronauts to Mars.

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Space Innovation: Preparing for Space

Space Innovation: Preparing for Space

Catch a glimpse of the training, testing, and preparation that Boeing undergoes before launching a spacecraft into space.

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Starry Nights at Girlstart

Starry Nights at Girlstart

Star shows in our Mini-Planetarium and out-of-this-world activities for all ages.

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STEM Space at Home: Mission Patch Challenge

STEM Space at Home: Mission Patch Challenge

Design your personal mission patch that includes your spark and dream job!

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STEM Space At Home: Musical Instrument

STEM Space At Home: Musical Instrument

Design a musical instrument and control the loudness and frequency of the sound!

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STEM Space at Home: Pirate Ship

STEM Space at Home: Pirate Ship

Build a boat that can hold treasure without sinking and then turn it into a sailboat that can sail across a small body of water!

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STEM Space at Home: Plants in Space

STEM Space at Home: Plants in Space

Led by an engineer, watch the video for an out of this world experience in growing your own plants like astronauts do in space!

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STEM Space at Home: Roller Coasters

STEM Space at Home: Roller Coasters

Led by an engineer from Communities In Schools of San Antonio, watch the video for 3 levels of challenges, the science behind roller coasters, and real-world…

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STEM Space at Home: Space Lander

STEM Space at Home: Space Lander

Build your very own space lander and keep your astronauts safe when landing on Mars!

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STEM Space at Home: Superhero Robotic Arm

STEM Space at Home: Superhero Robotic Arm

Learn how to build a moveable robotic hand, and then turn it into a wearable superhero arm!

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Superior Signals Intelligence

Superior Signals Intelligence

Antennas make modern communication possible from mobile phones to Wi-Fi. They also make our communities safer by supporting emergency, law enforcement and…

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SwRI Simulations Suggest Longer Mars Timescale

SwRI Simulations Suggest Longer Mars Timescale

The early solar system was a chaotic place, with evidence indicating that Mars was likely struck by planetesimals, small protoplanets up to 1,200 miles in…

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Technology for Reconnecting with Nature and Each Other

Technology for Reconnecting with Nature and Each Other

Wayne discusses powerful techniques for overcoming the personal and social separation frequently engendered by smartphones and other emerging mobile…

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The 21st Century Mission: The 787

The 21st Century Mission: The 787

Discover how The Boeing Company’s decision to abandon one revolutionary airplane design led to another successful design, in this video from WGBH and The…

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The Benefits of Virtual Reality: A Guide to VR

The Benefits of Virtual Reality: A Guide to VR

Learn what virtual reality (VR) is, how it is being used in the world today and the kind of growth it has experienced over the past few years. In this time of…

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The Birth of Hacker Culture

The Birth of Hacker Culture

When you think of a hacker, what do you think of? A man who breaks into your bank accounts? Someone who steals important documents? To programmers, though, it’…

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The Food Web

The Food Web

In this activity, we'll build a program that shows the path of a single food chain. Instead of working from an activity sheet, we'll walk through…

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The Sound of Silos

The Sound of Silos

Do you have a fascination with fluctuation or an obsession with oscillation, perhaps a peculiar rhythm of reverberation that you just can’t shake? Ever have…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

In this activity you will help the Very Hungry Caterpillar, from the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, eat a delicious leaf. As the caterpillar eats the leaf,…

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Time-Lapse

Time-Lapse

Importing your own images into Scratch can be a useful skill for creating a number of projects including time-lapse projects, stop motion animations, and…

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United States Air Force Pathway to Wings Career Brief 1

United States Air Force Pathway to Wings Career Brief 1

Are you interested in getting a virtual behind the scenes look at the United States Air Force Aviation program? Check out the United States Air Force Pathway…

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UTSA High School Engineering Summer Camps

UTSA High School Engineering Summer Camps

Students who are interested in learning more about our Engineering programs can join our virtual "camp" to explore videos, presentations, and…

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Video Game Design with Scratch

Video Game Design with Scratch

Learn how video game designers think about the story of a game, and how graphics designers and software developers implement. We'll be using using Scratch…

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Virtual Code Jam

Virtual Code Jam

Join K-12 students from around the country to develop tech solutions to real-world problems. Attend live workshops, meet a mentor, learn new skills, and more!

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Virtual Field Trip: ecoAction

Virtual Field Trip: ecoAction

Travel to various locations around Seattle, Washington to meet STEM experts who are working on sustainability.

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Virtual Field Trip: Innovating the Future

Virtual Field Trip: Innovating the Future

Exclusive virtual field trip to historic Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Virtual SAMSAT Museum Tour

Virtual SAMSAT Museum Tour

See our Edison experimental light bulb collection, an electromechanical computer, early stock ticker, our demonstration Security Operations Center, the…

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Waterproof Transport

Waterproof Transport

By investigating how the use of technology connects scientists, engineers and citizens across the country, students will explore the term “citizen scientist,”…

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We Are All Programmers Now: The Rise of Participatory Culture

We Are All Programmers Now: The Rise of Participatory Culture

For the most part, we humans walk around expecting technology to help us — we feel in awe of computers and mobile phones. Instead, it's time we all become…

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What do you wonder about the Coronavirus?

What do you wonder about the Coronavirus?

Have questions about coronavirus? Virologist Dr. Nels Elde joins the Explorer Zone for a special episode on COVID-19. Dr. Elde will answer questions by viewers…

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What is an Engineer?

What is an Engineer?

Guest Speaker Connection Program brings you the "What is an Engineer". Sit down with Yoshi Perez (whom Graduated from MIT and is now a Sr. Mechanical…

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What is Aquaponics?

What is Aquaponics?

See the Science Mill's aquaponics systems in action and discover related STEM careers. Then learn how to design a hydroponic planter using items you have…

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Wondergraph - Math & Art

Wondergraph - Math & Art

We are using math to design intricate works of art using our very own Wondergraph! Hop into our Learning Lab for a DIY workshop on creating your own geometric…

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Workforce Wednesday Webinar

Workforce Wednesday Webinar

As Business Development Specialist at Port San Antonio, Stephanie Garcia is a part of the team that provides a solid foundation where thousands of talented…

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Yvonne Hawthorne: Women in STEM

Yvonne Hawthorne: Women in STEM

Yvonne has been involved in Girlstart for many years, beginning when her daughter attended our camps. Seeing how much her daughter enjoyed our programs, while…

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