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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Inserts Art Into STEM Education

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

“Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” is a new series of after-school programs through the Alachua County Library District. They focus on teaching traditional STEM topics, science, technology, engineering and math through an art lens. The sessions will include topics such as graphic design, video game and film creation and mathematically inspired works of art. The program will begin Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the ACLD’s Archer Branch.

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STEM Programs Need Educators, But Alachua County Is Leading The Pack

By on September 9th, 2015 | Last updated: September 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm

STEM education is getting a lot of spotlight for giving students what they need to build strong careers, and Alachua County schools are ahead of the curve. STEM labs have been in the works at some Alachua County elementary schools for years, but now the world is looking for more educators to provide leadership in this area.

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Physics Bus Rolls Into Gainesville To Spark Creativity and Science

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Physics Bus Gainesville is a new non-profit organization rolling into Gainesville this spring. It uses air dryers, microwaves and old projector TVs to raise the publics interest in science.

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Postdoctoral Student Creates STEM Program For Girls

By on July 12th, 2015 | Last updated: July 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Charlotte Germain-Aubrey, a biology postdoctoral student, created a camp for middle school girls where they can be exposed to the different STEM fields. A different field of science is covered each day at WiSE Girlz Camp, including biology, chemistry, astronomy, engineering and computer science.

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Henna Artist Gives Cancer Patients Crowns Of Beauty

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

A University of Florida student combines faith and spirituality with the ancient art of henna to comfort cancer patients. Jeena Kar uses henna paste made from the flowering plant, Lawsonia inermis, to create intricate designs on the heads of those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

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Citrus Greening Continues To Plague Florida Orange Groves

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Described as one of the worst diseases to ever hit Florida orange groves, citrus greening is costing the state’s general fund $5.75 million. If the disease is not curbed it could be detrimental to Florida’s agriculture and economy.

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Gainesville Startup Website Looks To Make Science Social

By on April 4th, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Three Gainesville residents have created an app to share science news and technology projects. Launched in March, STEM’d is meaningful social media that works to increase collaboration in science.

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The University of Florida College of Engineering Reaches Out to Elementary Students

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm

University of Florida engineering students hosted a day of science activities on campus for fourth- and fifth-grade students from Idylwild Elementary School on October 30.

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Gainesville Officials Educated on Ebola Safety Procedures

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Gainesville officials reassure residents of their knowledge of safety procedures taken in the case of a local Ebola case. Experts said residents shouldn’t worry about the spread of the infectious disease in Gainesville.

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Ocala Scientist Tests How People Trust Technology

By on April 29th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Ocala-based scientist plans to begin government-funded simulation in June. The simulation will examine the trust humans have in robots.

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