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Welcome to our blog! We'll be posting articles written by our very own STEM Squad, including other articles by inspiring individuals who have combined STEM with their passions and have made their mark! These articles will motivate you and inspire you to embark on your own journey in STEM!

August 10, 2018

Have you seen the movie “Ready player one?” It’s all about VR (Virtual Reality). This movie follows Wade Watts, a teenager who’s an avid player in a virtual world called the Oasis. In the Oasis, you can look, sound, and live like anything. Wade’s virtual persona is PAR...

July 13, 2018

Genetics and genetic editing has been around for a while, but recently it’s been brought out to the spotlight with the release of the new movie ‘Rampage’. This movie follows Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson) a primatologist who shares a strong bond with George, an intellige...

May 26, 2018

Time Travel has been, and is, a fascinating topic that has been explored through a multitude of movies like Back to the Future, Terminator, Interstellar etc., and in TV shows such as Timeless, The Flash, and Agents of Shield.


In The movie "A Sound of Thunder", a gr...

April 1, 2018

The world is suffering from a big problem.

The Amazon rainforest, the biggest rainforest in the world which houses 25% of the world’s biodiversity and a multitude of oxygen-providing trees, is being destroyed by illegal logging and deforestation. Since 1970, 20% of the...

March 24, 2018

Black Panther is the breakthrough movie of all time. The movie is about T’challa, the new king of a hidden kingdom called Wakanda, and his journey through leadership after the death of his father.

With his family and loyal friends by his side, he has to fight to keep Wa...

March 1, 2018

Have you seen the movie Interstellar? The scientific aspects of the movie are amazing. If you haven’t watched it already, here’s a quick recap.

Set in the future during a major dust bowl, Interstellar is about a scientist, Professor Brand, who plans to send the humans l...

February 15, 2018

In this article, I’ll be exploring the topic of suspended animation and how it relates to the preservation of Captain America. So, to begin with, as I’ve done with my previous article, The Science Behind Lightsabers, let me give you a quick recap of the movie and how e...

January 23, 2018

Technology is an integral part of fashion. From wristbands that monitor health to light-up ball gowns, check out how technology and fashion come together.

December 6, 2017

How do you characterize yourself? Are you open or close minded? Do you believe in yourself and your potential? These questions can help determine your mindset, and how your attitude can set you up for future success. 

November 1, 2017

Before I dive head-on into this subject, let me quickly summarize what a lightsaber is for those of you who don't know a lot about Star Wars. Lightsabers are swords with a hilt and a long, thin, cylindrical blade. To activate a lightsaber, the characters in Star Wars m...

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