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Design Challenge Showcase: students’ ideas on food security

Design Challenge Showcase: students’ ideas on food security

How can food security be improved so that more people have access to fresh, nutritious food? Ohio students from 25 schools presented their ideas to an audience of leaders in agriculture …

How Design Challenges Empower Students to Solve Problems and Contextualize Learning

How Design Challenges Empower Students to Solve Problems and Contextualize Learning

Teaching students how to solve real-world problems, and giving them experience solving real-world problems, is critical to their development as future problem solvers – and that’s why, three years ago, the …

GrowNextGen goes to St. Louis for NSTA

GrowNextGen goes to St. Louis for NSTA

The 2019 National Science Teachers’ Association conference was held in St. Louis this year. During the two day conference, the GNG team presented these great workshops: Engineering solutions with designing, coding, …

Summit students tackle food security

Summit students tackle food security

Food security—it’s a BIG issue! The Ohio STEM Learning Network’s 2019 Design Challenge is to work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food secu…

Dayton STEM Design Challenge

Dayton STEM Design Challenge

GrowNextGen visited the Dayton Regional STEM School to see the students’ projects for the Ohio STEM Learning Network’s 2019 Design Challenge. This year’s challenge is to work as a team to…

A new approach to engineering labs

A new approach to engineering labs

Christopher Klemm’s Principles of Engineering students at Northland High School enjoyed GrowNextGen’s Biodiesel lab “Making biodiesel from soybeans”. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored summer workshop, Klemm decided to introduce …

Drone demos at Talawanda High School

Drone demos at Talawanda High School

GrowNextGen ambassadors Kayla Erickson and Mitchell Gehret recently visited Talawanda High School, located in Oxford, Ohio, about 5 minutes from Miami University. Throughout the day Erickson and Gehret talked to the …

Learning about food industry news

Learning about food industry news

CIFT recently sponsored the annual Food Industry Summit, a gathering for food manufacturers, auxiliary service providers, and other interested people. Global Impact STEM Academy instructors Jennifer Foudray and Rachel Sanders, …