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2019 FIRST World Championships: Enable Recap
I Got To Meet Dr. Woodie Flowers! If you know anything about FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), you’ve probably heard of Dr. Woodie Flowers. Dr. Flowers is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering from MIT. He has been a mentor for FIRST for a long time, and his contributions to the Continue...

It’s inspiring to see innovation in STEM education, and it’s an even greater pleasure to be part of it. Enable was proud to assist in the instrumentation of the E7 building at the University of Waterloo, and members of our team were on hand to for its opening on October 29th. Utilizing data acquisition technology from Continue...

What do Next-Gen Learners Need From STEM Education?
 Every new batch of learners is a little bit different from the one before. However, given the pace at which new media and technology are changing, 21st century students really stand out in terms of what they need to succeed in school and beyond. Continue Reading

How Did Someone Like You Get Into STEM?
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams

What do you do when you see a need to bring together young women in STEM (including yourself)? You create your own initiative, and provide networking, outreach and education opportunities to individuals in your community, and beyond. Meet Mylene Tu, engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and founder of FEM in STEM. Tell us Continue...

In the early weeks of summer, the very last thing on a teacher’s mind may be on curriculum resources for the September. However, if you’ve been tasked with upping your STEM game with next year’s class, the next two months might be an ideal time to prepare. Thankfully, there are organizations out there that can Continue...

Encouraging hands-on learning for younger students is a no-brainer.  The thought of a kindergarten classroom with lectures and theoretical lessons is laughable. Even in high school classrooms, practical, applied learning is still seen as a staple, a necessary component when preparing learners for future career paths. However, as a recent Toronto Star article illustrates, many universities seem Continue...

“In our high-tech labs, we sometimes still see the existence of printed manuals or static documents. How do we engage students even more by delivering online interactive content straight to the student’s device, while at the same time allowing lab instructors to get insights into how well students are doing? We found a solution with Continue...

Real Life Vs. The Lab
Whether it’s in secondary school, higher education or professional training, the purpose of the lab has always been to allow learners to go beyond just theory. For many, the promise of a hands-on approach is a big part of the appeal of being in a STEM-related field. But do labs deliver on this? Does the learner’s experience in Continue...

Over the past few years, we’ve had some amazing and inspiring guest bloggers, many of whom have endeavored to encourage learners to get interested in STEM. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, an educator, a parent, or just a curious, armchair STEM fan, there’s something here to pique your interest. Looking to find new ways to engage Continue...

Want to get little thinkers interested in STEM, especially little girls? Write an amazing story about it! Andrea Beaty, best-selling author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer shares her thoughts on creating picture books that inspire young minds. What inspired Rosie Revere, Engineer? I wrote Rosie after Iggy Peck, Architect. My editor and I had Continue...

In November of 2013, we became the first National Instruments Education Specialty Alliance Partner, and since then, we’ve been working with this amazing company to produce some truly innovative courseware. Last week, our president Ben Zimmer was part of the Academic Alliance Day keynote for NI Week, and gave a demonstration of what we’ve accomplished. Continue...