Innovation: a curriculum about cutting edge STEM and its positive, real-world impact
Welcome to STEMFuture’s Innovation curriculum!
Founder Shuba Prasadh became frustrated with hearing “this is boring” and “how am I going to use this in real life?” all around her in her STEM classes. She understood that the way schools teach STEM can be pedagogical, leaving students to think that STEM is not exciting and not applicable in the real world. She also saw that there were barely any resources out there explaining the newest STEM topics at a youth level. So she wanted to create a curriculum that shows youth just how innovative and inspiring STEM is. Thus, Innovation came about.
Each topic in the Innovation curriculum includes an informational article about the topic (covers what it is, how it is being used to solve problems in the world, a brief overview of how it works, and a “buzzword” vocab list with definitions), several additional resources for those who are interested in learning more about the topic, and a mini assessment to help reinforce the concepts learned. Shuba hopes that Innovation will show students that STEM is absolutely not boring: it is innovative, inspiring, and impactful.
Introduction: Big Data: It’s one of the hottest buzzwords in the tech world today, and it pretty much makes up all of the social media that we use and love. Let me give you an example to put things in perspective: In 2012, Jay Parikh, engineering VP at Facebook, revealed that Facebook handles over 500 terabytes of data every day, with 300 million photos, 2.6 billion ‘likes’ and 2.5 billion content uploads. Clearly, this type of data has rightfully earned the prefix “big”. Let’s get into learning all about it.
natural language processing
Introduction: As humans living in the age of technology, we interact with computers every single day. However, us humans and computers communicate in essentially different ways. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a way for computers to analyze, understand, and derive meaning from human language in a smart and useful way.
CRISPR Genome Editing