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How Design Challenges Empower Students to Solve Problems and Contextualize Learning

Apr 19, 2019
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 Ohio Stem Learning Network (OSLN) started hos …
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GrowNextGen goes to St. Louis for NSTA

Apr 19, 2019
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, robotics, and agriculture Hello, …
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Summit students tackle food security

Apr 17, 2019
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 security in your life, community, or world. Students across Ohio are considering dif …
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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 …