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14 Year Old Signs $700,000 MOU for a Drone to Detect and Defuse Land Mines

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:21:26 +0000

Harshwardhan Zala, from Gujarat, India has signed an agreement worth Rs. 5 crore (US$733,940) to explore the possibility of commercial production of a drone created by him which can help in detecting and defusing landmines. Harshwardhan started work on the … Continue reading



PISA Science Education Results Show Singapore, Japan and Estonia Leading

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:41:11 +0000

The most comprehensive comparison of student achievement in math and science around the globe is completed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) focuses on science understanding of 15 year … Continue reading



MudWatt: Make Power From Mud!

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:04:41 +0000

Keegan Cooke and Kevin Rand created MudWatt kits as a way to engage kids/students with science. From the website: We want to show kids this brighter side of STEM, to empower them to become the great problem solvers of tomorrow. … Continue reading



Using The Building of Robots to Engage Students in Learning

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:22:39 +0000

Fundi bots has a mission to use robotics training in African schools to create and inspire a new generation of problem solvers, innovators and change-makers. I believe strongly in this type of effort. We waste so much human potential by … Continue reading



Math Education Results Show China, Singapore, Korea and Japan Leading

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:55:07 +0000

The most comprehensive comparison of student achievement in math and science around the globe undertaken by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) focuses on math understanding of 15 year olds … Continue reading



Learn About Biology Online

Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:13:15 +0000

Very cool site for learning about biology. I have tried the courses offered by Coursera but they are too structured for my taste. I want to be able to learn at my pace and dip into the areas I find … Continue reading



Given Tablets but No Teachers, Kids Teach Themselves – Having Never Seen Advanced Technology Before

Fri, 03 May 2013 10:28:38 +0000

In a repetition of an experiment I have posted about here on the Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog before (Letting Children Learn – Hole in the Wall Computers): Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves The experiment … Continue reading



Promoting Innovation in Sierra Leone

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:58:23 +0000

Another inspirational kid that shows that the potential for human good is much greater than the talking heads and politicians that litter the TV screen so often. In the video Kelvin says, “That is my aim: to Promote Innovation in … Continue reading



Solar Powered Water Jug to Purify Drinking Water

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:02:50 +0000

Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old New York student, won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her invention of a solar-powered water jug that changes dirty water into purified drinking water. She won the top prize of $25,000. During “the … Continue reading