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On Using a Makerspace for STEM Education

© Benoît Prieur / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons The Maker Movement has proved itself to be a valuable component of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education ecosystem. The underlying philosophy of this movement

For NYC High Schoolers, STEM Career Day Outranks Watching Netflix

"My friends are watching Netflix, I get to be here!" @NYCSchools #STEMmatters Career Day @RockefellerUniv #RockEdu pic.twitter.com/Cb9tkeUcJG — Science Outreach (@rockedu_) November 3, 2015 Over fifty NYC public high school students made the trek to

From Bench to Policy

by Avital Percher and Devon Collins Rockefeller attracts people who are passionate about science. It is therefore no surprise that many researchers here move from behind their workbenches to get involved in projects that bring

Four Things I Learned by Starting a Science Podcast

By John Borghi Last week, I released the first official episode of Bold Signals- a podcast where I attempt to capture the human side of science. In each episode, I interview either a scientist about

RockU Friday: Painting with Light

by Meredith Wright Materials: Digital SLR (or any camera that allows for adjustment of exposure time) Tripod or sturdy surface A room that is very dark Flashlights or other materials that emit light Kids or

Brain Awareness with Jelly Beans!

by Elizabeth Waters Every March for Brain Awareness Week (BAW), graduate students and post docs from the Rockefeller University, Weill-Cornell Medical College, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Tri-Institute reach out to elementary schools in