Curiosity Academy

Curiosity Academy An after school program for middle school students interested in learning about being a woman in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Curiosity Academy is an after school club for 6th-8th grade girls interested in learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At Curiosity Academy, you meet once a week to problem solve, complete exciting, fun, and interactive activities, and learn about how scientists collaborate. In addition, you will meet numerous professionals to learn more about what their careers are like. Curiosity Academy is a collaborative effort and community program. Designed by directors from the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Longway Planetarium, the program offers a diverse set of opportunities, resources, and backgrounds to enhance your experience in the program. To apply, visit blogs.umflint.edu/curiosityacademy and click on the 'application page' button. Scholarship information is available upon acceptance into the program.

Mission: Empowering girls to become innovators, scientists and leaders

05/30/2020
Engineering // Virtual Curiosity Expo

Engineering // Virtual Curiosity Expo

Curiosity Expo (CX) is going virtual! Join a science-filled day with hands-on activities led by local experts built around a single, inspiring theme. For thi...

Compound Interest
05/26/2020

Compound Interest

Here's part 1 of a two-parter on antibody tests: What are antibodies and what can testing for them tell us? wp.me/p4aPLT-8cC #coronavirus #COVID19

American Chemical Society
05/22/2020

American Chemical Society

What role does failure play in successful #science? Learn more about how failure can help propel progress during Monday's FREE #ACSWebinars rebroadcast. Check it out at http://ow.ly/sBzK50zLUQW

Join a global game that's trying to cure Alzheimer's
05/21/2020
Join a global game that's trying to cure Alzheimer's

Join a global game that's trying to cure Alzheimer's

Stall Catchers is an online game that anyone can play. By analyzing blood vessels in a live mouse brain, you can help speed up ground-breaking Alzheimer's research at Cornell University!

A chemist’s guide to disinfectants
05/02/2020
A chemist’s guide to disinfectants

A chemist’s guide to disinfectants

Has your local store run out of sanitizing wipes? This cheat sheet can help you find and understand alternatives

Reactions
04/23/2020

Reactions

There's a bunch of news circulating about antibody testing when it comes to COVID-19. Here's a quick rundown on what antibodies are.

American Chemical Society
04/22/2020

American Chemical Society

This #CCEW, ACS is launching newly curated sets of resources for doing your own #chemistry at home. Start by learning new ways to restore our #Earth to celebrate #EarthDay2020. Explore now at www.acs.org/chemistryathome #ACSChematHome

Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
04/21/2020

Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance

We're on day two of Earth Week! You can support your local lakes and rivers by giving a dirty storm drain a makeover.
Take pictures if you can and tag your public posts with #earthweekday2 so we can find them.

*adult supervision and wearing gloves is highly recommended*

04/17/2020
Yale University

Yale University

What does Yale School of Medicine PhD student Clara Liao do during quarantine? She makes a video explaining the biology behind COVID-19 and the reason why social distancing is so important.

#COVID19 #yale

This is how viruses make us sick.  They aren't alive.  But, our cells "read" the message in the DNA or RNA that they are...
04/15/2020

This is how viruses make us sick. They aren't alive. But, our cells "read" the message in the DNA or RNA that they are made of and use the instructions to make chemicals that attack those cells.

After the coronavirus enters the host cell, it begins making copies of itself. The host cell then undergoes a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death, allowing millions of copies of the virus to be released. The host cell breaks down and dies and the new viral particles go on to infect new healthy cells.

In some cases, viruses produce proteins called “inhibitors”, which prevent the host cell from dying. This allows the virus to maximize the use of the host cell and make as many copies as possible before destroying it.

In other cases, the host cell captures a small fragment of the virus and sends it to the surface. The fragment is presented on the surface of the cell like a flag. It alerts nearby immune cells that the host cell has been compromised and that here is a virus at work inside. The immune cells then rush into the infected cell to screen it. If it turns out that the virus is indeed inside, they begin to destroy it, thus preventing more cells from getting infected by the virus.

#Coronavirus #COVID_19 #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates

Genesee Health Plan
04/12/2020

Genesee Health Plan

AT HOME SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR GENESEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Although schools have been closed due to the coronavirus, GHP is continuing the Health Career Scholarship Contest sponsored by Sovita Credit Union to provide an educational opportunity for graduating seniors planning to pursue a career in the health care field to work on while they are home. Students can submit an essay explaining the health career field chosen and why, the importance of good health and their goals for the future in their chosen health care field. Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 20th.

Scholarship contest essays MUST be emailed to: [email protected].

For contest rules and information visit geneseehealthplan.org/2020essaycontests, call Sherika at Genesee Health Plan at 810-232-7740 Ext. 217 or email [email protected].

#GHPHealthYes #SovitaCreditUnion #2020HealthCareerScholarshipContest #2020HealthHeritage #CommunityPartners #GeneseeHealthPlan #GeneseeCounty

Chemistry lovers
04/08/2020

Chemistry lovers

After the coronavirus enters the host cell, it begins making copies of itself. The host cell then undergoes a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death, allowing millions of copies of the virus to be released. The host cell breaks down and dies and the new viral particles go on to infect new healthy cells.

In some cases, viruses produce proteins called “inhibitors”, which prevent the host cell from dying. This allows the virus to maximize the use of the host cell and make as many copies as possible before destroying it.

In other cases, the host cell captures a small fragment of the virus and sends it to the surface. The fragment is presented on the surface of the cell like a flag. It alerts nearby immune cells that the host cell has been compromised and that here is a virus at work inside. The immune cells then rush into the infected cell to screen it. If it turns out that the virus is indeed inside, they begin to destroy it, thus preventing more cells from getting infected by the virus.

#Coronavirus #COVID_19 #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates

Alliance for the Great Lakes
04/03/2020

Alliance for the Great Lakes

On Monday, we're launching our #HOMESchool program, an 8-week educational series for parents and children at home to learn about the Great Lakes. Make sure you don't miss a lesson-- sign up for email reminders https://greatlakes.org/homeschool-subscribe/

Spartan alum, medical laboratory scientists test for COVID-19
04/01/2020
Spartan alum, medical laboratory scientists test for COVID-19

Spartan alum, medical laboratory scientists test for COVID-19

Across Michigan, the United States and the globe, medical laboratory scientists many trained by the Michigan State University Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program are working around the clock to test for and inform the

03/27/2020
This COMPUTER GAME could help stop coronavirus

This COMPUTER GAME could help stop coronavirus

You don't have to be a scientist to do science. Download and play Foldit and you can help researchers discover new antiviral drugs that might stop coronaviru...

Michigan Invasive Species Virtual Escape Room by Erin Guesno
03/26/2020
Michigan Invasive Species Virtual Escape Room by Erin Guesno

Michigan Invasive Species Virtual Escape Room by Erin Guesno

The goal of this escape room is to learn to identify all of the invasive species in Michigan. An invasive species is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native.

03/23/2020
This is the best depiction I have seen. Looks just like our Zombie Virus lesson a few weeks ago.  We can stay home  NOW ...
03/22/2020
thespinoff.co.nz

This is the best depiction I have seen. Looks just like our Zombie Virus lesson a few weeks ago. We can stay home NOW for a few WEEKS, or have this continue on for MONTHS.

03/20/2020
03/19/2020
Reactions

Reactions

Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

03/19/2020
03/19/2020

Do our participants remember the discussions we have had about polarity, solubility, lipids, and micelles...it applies very well to to our current virus concerns.

03/17/2020
Longway Planetarium

Longway Planetarium

While Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are closed to fight the spread of Coronavirus, you can still have fun experiences with science at home! For this quick experiment about preventing the spread of germs, you'll need a bowl, water, pepper, and soap.

🧼 You can connect with our scientific community by sharing photos, videos, and observations from your experiments in the comments! #SL_DailyDose

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Curiosity Academy is an after school club for middle school students interested in learning about being a woman in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At Curiosity Academy, you meet once a week to problem solve, complete exciting, fun, and interactive activities, and learn about how scientists collaborate. In addition, you will meet numerous professionals to learn more about what their careers are like. Curiosity Academy is a collaborative effort and community program. Designed by directors from the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Longway Planetarium, the program offers a diverse set of opportunities, resources, and backgrounds to enhance your experience in the program. To apply, visit blogs.umflint.edu/curiosityacademy and click on the 'application page' button. Scholarship information is available upon acceptance into the program.

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Not science, but a great example of applying an existing process and something she loved into a new product that brings joy to others...the ultimate engineer