Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

The facts are clear...STEM is important to the future of the American economy. Yet as a country we do not have enough students prepared to meet the need. How can you encourage students to be interested in STEM education? Check out this great infographic created by Edutopia about the Value of STEM ... READ MORE»

Space Camp 2012 Day One

This blog is part of my Space Camp 2012 blog series! I just arrived at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama to attend my third year at Space Camp. After a grueling eight hours of travel (including a four hour layover in Chicago- yuck!). The plane rides were nice, mostly calm but ... READ MORE»

Meeting Arctic Explorer Will Steger: What I learned

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to participate in an Earth Day Tweetup held by the Science Museum of Minnesota. I was invited by NASA Earth Ambassador, Liz Heineke also known as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist (@kitchpantrysci), whom I appeared with on the Kare 11 Sunrise Edition News last week ... READ MORE»

What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

this is a time lapse taken from the front of the ISS (International Space Station). It completes one full orbit of the earth, beginning over the Pacific Ocean and ending above Antartica. That thin, yellow/red, geodesic hovering above the earth is the earths ionosphere, a portion of the atmosphere. ... READ MORE»