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Meet the STEAM Team

Netflix Project MC2Four science-savvy girls are recruited to join a spy organization. They use STEM, art – and the occasional Instagram – to thwart evil. That’s the premise of Project Mc², a new Netflix program aimed at tweens.

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The Science of Harry Potter

BroomsticksWhy would a science museum screen “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which is all about wizardry? Because Hogwarts’ spells have intriguing parallels with ongoing research such as genetic engineering and anti-gravity experiments, science educators say. Plus, the magical appeal of the J.K. Rowlings series helps gets students excited about STEM subjects.

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Feature: Help on Four Wheels

Brian Copes and Students with BUVStudents at a rural Alabama school are putting their mechanical skills to use developing inexpensive utility vehicles that can be shipped to poor countries and assembled. Boasts teacher Brian Copes: “These students are on the fast track of changing the world.”

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Event: NanoDays at Boston’s Museum of Science

nanodays_exBoston’s Museum of Science joins NanoDays, the nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, from March 27 – April 3, inviting everyone to join in a week of nano-related activities week long, with several special events: jugglers, demonstrations, model building, and live presentations.

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