So you thought we were asleep on this blog ... Nope. We were wide awake the whole time trying to go out into the world and make a difference that would be worth blogging about. So here's something. On Nov. 2, we held our sixth-ever Girls Get Science event. This is a parent-daughter event for [...]
Hey STEM fans, Does anyone in your household have the warped idea that electronics is hard to learn, not fun, way too wiry? (Ok, yeah, we concede the part about the wires). Well tonight, The Great Adventure Lab received its Makey Makey kits! For the uninitiated, Makey Makey is an electronics board that allows you [...]
From our Oakland Terrace Wed. eve Mindstorms class ... !
One of the most fun things about working for The Great Adventure Lab is all the great people we get to meet! Now we want to share some with you! On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 16, we are hosting our first-ever Girls Get Science event for parents and the girls in [...]
[Girls] were just as much (if not more) enthusiastic, driven, high energy, excited, and even took charge of the boys. -- Will Hale, who's in charge of teacher training and curriculum development, talking about the level of participation of girls and boys in his recent Robo Challenge and Young Engineers classes. [...]
The Great Adventure Lab is now in two schools in Prince George's County! This is great news for our instructors who live in or near PG County. If your child attends one of them, please look for our after school Lego Robotics programs. 1. Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro - on the [...]
We haven’t done as well as we could to encourage young people to go into STEM jobs – particularly women – which inhibits American innovation. - Acting Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank, as quoted in the Commerce Dept. press release announcing its new report, Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation. Part [...]