NCS and FCPS Forge New Partnership to Offer Virtual STEAM Series

Sam Ettaro interviews Pier Penic, Education Specialist for the Smithsonian.

In a new partnership, the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and Fairfax County Public Schools have teamed up to offer Gathering STEAM, an asynchronous course for students in grades 7-12. Each course explores a topic in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math and engages students in an entertaining television show format. 

Gathering STEAM is an authorized afterschool program and is currently available through three Fairfax County public schools and on NCS Connects, the county’s virtual platform for youth and teens. Each course includes a 30-minute video and a complete lesson plan with 5-8 follow-up activities. While live sessions are offered on occasion, the short courses are designed for students to walk through lessons on their own.

The weekly series is hosted and produced by Sam Ettaro, Clubhouse Coordinator at the Gum Springs Community Center Clubhouse in

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Virtual Expo to Engage Underrepresented Students in STEAM

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics and is an extension of the popular STEM concept. STEAM focuses on math, science, technology and engineering, but highlights the creative process as an essential skill complementing these disciplines.

Sponsored by Octo’s Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee, the virtual event will offer a series of live, interactive, STEAM activities and experiments to encourage and engage students. Attendees will receive a no-cost custom kit of materials needed to participate. Following the event, video of all activities and experiments will be made available online, allowing anyone access and offering teachers a resource for virtual and in-person learning.

Schools and organizations participating in the event include:

hBARSCI has donated beakers for every kit and is furnishing a raffle prize.

According to Octo Senior Manager Andrea Heithoff, the event’s coordinator, Octo has been involved for many years with D.C. area schools’ robotics

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Women in Technology Announces the 2020 Women of the Year in STEAM Award Finalists

Finalists announced for the annual event celebrating girls and women and STEAM.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 06, 2020

The Women of the Year Awards in STEAM gathers top Georgia companies at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) industries to recognize and announce the Woman of the Year – women who demonstrate leadership and vision in business, and are remarkable women who make a difference in our community. Additionally, one special WIT Girl will be recognized as the Girl of the Year for her exemplary achievement and dedication to STEAM education and for the first time, WIT will be awarding Campus Student of the Year.

This year, 140 women were honored by being nominated as a Woman of the Year in STEAM. Each honoree holds a business or STEAM leadership role within an organization in Georgia or have shown excellence in STEAM education studies.

One winner from each

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The Milky Way Tech Hub continues STEAM & Dream program, announces partnership with Marquette

A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

Nadiyah Johnson and JetConstellations wants more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech space

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STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

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Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business

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Steam Methane Reforming Market | Latest Innovation, Advance Technology, Top Companies

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Sep 29, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Steam Methane Reforming Market was valued at USD 600 Million in the year 2019. Global Steam Methane Reforming Market is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3% from 2019 to reach USD 710 Million by the year 2025. Steam Methane Reforming, or SMR, processes feedstocks, ranging from natural gas to light naphtha, mixed with steam to produce a hydrogen rich syngas effluent, with a typical H2/CO ratio of 3:1 to 5:1. SMR based plants are most commonly used to produce a hydrogen product or a combination of a hydrogen stream and another syngas product. In an SMR based plant, a heated mixture of the hydrocarbon feedstock and steam flows through catalyst filled tubes within a fired furnace called a reformer. The report covers large and medium SMR with hydrogen … Read More

Fourth Annual STEAM Festival Brings Science to Life Across Tennessee

Variety of virtual, outdoor events for all ages, Oct. 9-18

Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at more than 100 events and activities across the state during the 4th annual Tennessee STEAM Festival, taking place Oct. 9-18, 2020.

The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and incorporates outdoor and virtual events hosted by a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. A complete listing of activities is available at TNsteam.org.

“The Tennessee STEAM Festival will look a little different this year in order to accommodate social distancing, but it still offers Tennesseans fun ways to engage with science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Discovery Center CEO Tara MacDougall. “The Festival is focused on promoting lifelong learning and on helping everyone better understand the world around them.

“We appreciate all of our sponsors, hosts and partners who have

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17 Steam Tips for PC Gaming Noobs and Power Users


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Steam. It’s the face of PC gaming and the reason why Valve won’t release a game that people want to play in our lifetimes, aside from Half-Life spin-offs designed to sell VR headsets. GabeN and company’s video game marketplace isn’t the only place to purchase PC games—Epic Games Store, GOG, and Xbox are viable options, too—but Steam’s footprint and infamous seasonal sales make it a popular online retail destination. 

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X slated to release this holiday, you may be tempted to pick up a next-gen console. However, exciting new graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia can give your PC an even greater power boost if you’re willing to upgrade. Games you purchase from Steam will look and play better than ever. 

Steam is so much more than a mere store, though. Its

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