VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources, grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Deepen Cultural Awareness, Celebrate Making, Spark Imagination & More.
Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the full Big Deal Book for more great resources!
Challenge Future Engineers
On September 21, 2015, NASA launched the first-ever Zero-G 3D Printer (built by Made In Space) to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-4. To celebrate the launch of this “In Space Manufacturing” revolution, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and NASA have partnered to challenge K–12 students in the United States to Think Outside the Box with 3D printing—literally. To take the challenge, students need to design an object that assembles, telescopes, hinges, accordions, grows, or expands to become larger than the printing bounds of the AMF 3D printer (14cm long x 10cm wide x 10cm tall). The deadline is August 1, 2016. Learn more by clicking the link below.
Share Educational Accomplishments
GoEnnounce lets middle school and high school students create and share electronic portfolios of their academic and extracurricular achievements. On the free platform (or using the free iOS app), students can build personal pages where they highlight their activities and awards, showcase their school projects, and connect with their family, peers, and mentors.
Explore Under the Paint
The Touch Van Gogh app from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam gives students a unique look at Vincent van Gogh’s work and techniques as they discover the hidden treasures in his paintings, just as the original restorers did.
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