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Dayton STEM Design Challenge

Apr 17, 2019
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 imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food s …
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A new approach to engineering labs

Apr 11, 2019
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 the …
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Drone demos at Talawanda High School

Apr 3, 2019
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 sophomores, juniors, and seniors …
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Learning about food industry news

Mar 29, 2019
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, GrowNextGen teacher …
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Ohio Food Industry Summit 2019

Mar 25, 2019
GNG partner CIFT , the Center for Innovative Food Technology, is sponsoring the 2019 Ohio Food Industry Summit in Columbus this month. Food manufacturers and auxiliary service providers will meet to discover new techniques, learn about industry …
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Our new partner brings a LOT to the table!

Mar 23, 2019
We’re partnering with CIFT, the Center for Innovative Food Technology , to bring you a great new summer workshop called Experience Food Science: Field to Package . This workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and CIFT with a grant from …
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SOLE and Soybeans in Space

Mar 22, 2019
“How will we produce soybeans on Mars?” “How can we innovate correct ag practices to sustain life on other planets?” A unique workshop presented by the Ohio Soybean Council, GrowNextGen, and The Works, a children’s museum in Newark, focused on these questio …
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Celebrating National Ag Day at Global Impact STEM Academy

Mar 18, 2019
Students at Global Impact STEM Academy observed National Ag Day on March 14 with a variety of agriculture-related lab activities. Students rotated through sessions on: Food affordability/quality Food waste Local and global markets Agriculture …
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Doing science in so many ways

Mar 15, 2019
Kelly Lewis, Bioscience technology instructor at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools, is always trying to show her students different “real world” applications of the skills they are learning in class. When she learned that Melanie …
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Immense learning opportunities

Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, Director of Innovation at North Point ESC, was part of a group of educators that recently attended Commodity Classic 2019 in Orlando. He shares his experience: In my current role as Director of Innovation for North Point ESC, I …
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Learning from one another at #TTLC2019

Mar 11, 2019
Graham Local Schools recently hosted a unique event designed to bring together a diverse group of all ages and backgrounds to intentionally learn from one another and develop leadership skills. The Teen Titans Leadership Challenge included students …
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Seeing that #agisSTEM at Commodity Classic

Mar 8, 2019
Matt Ehrhardt, Assistant Director at EHOVE Career Center, recently attended the 2019 Commodity Classic as a guest of GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council. He was amazed at all he saw: This event was eye-opening, inspiring, and made me think …