In a STEM-obsessed world, let’s remember to value real inventions over test scores – Washington Post (blog)

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Sep 062014
 

In a STEM-obsessed world, let's remember to value real inventions over test scores
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Ever since President Obama announced the “Educate to Innovate” campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Education in November 2009, U.S. educators have launched a number of initiatives to push down STEM …

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President Obama Marvels at Brilliant Minds, Incredible Inventions at White … – The White House (blog)

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May 292014
 

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President Obama Marvels at Brilliant Minds, Incredible Inventions at White
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This year's event brought 100 incredible kids from more than 30 states to participate in a day-long showcase of innovative projects, patent-worthy inventions, and potentially life-saving discoveries made by America's brightest young minds. The student …
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TV, Google, and bendy straws: Bay Area inventions and discoveries – SFGate (blog)

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May 022014
 

TV, Google, and bendy straws: Bay Area inventions and discoveries
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Since the Gold Rush days, when people like Levi Strauss set up shop in San Francisco, the Bay Area has been a hotbed of innovation. With UC Berkeley on one side and Stanford University and Silicon Valley on the other, many of the inventions and …

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Step Right Up: 20 Very Silly Inventions Actually Pitched On ‘Shark Tank’ – NPR (blog)

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Mar 172014
 

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Step Right Up: 20 Very Silly Inventions Actually Pitched On 'Shark Tank'
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Shark Tank is a startlingly popular Friday-night show where people who have invented various strange things (and sometimes cool things) bring them to a group of rich people and beg for an investment. Some of the products make sense, some are sort of 

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