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Harnessing the wind in Canton, Ohio

Nov 20, 2019
Engineering is a critical part of agriculture. Vanessa Board’s 8th grade engineering students from the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, part of the Canton City School District, saw how this affects our world. As part of a study on energy in the …
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Fish feeding engineering fun

Oct 31, 2019
Students in the PAST Foundation’s Innovators Club tackled an engineering problem: design a more efficient fish feeder! This activity is part of the 4-H Aquaculture Challenge . To improve the efficiency of hand feeding fish and to optimize the …
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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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Presenting: soil compaction!

Apr 23, 2018
Parker Hunt and Zach Huff, Battelle interns, were present at the Maker X event at Reynoldsburg eSTEM High School on Saturday. The event highlighted many uses of technology as a way to entertain, educate and approach the future. Thanks to a grant …
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Hello, Milwaukee! Here’s some STEM in ag for you!

Nov 18, 2017
GrowNextGen brought “STEM in Agriculture” to teachers at the 2017 NSTA Milwaukee Area Conference. Teacher leaders Brian Badenhop (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center) and Jeff Jostpille (Fort Jennings High School) presented two sessions with Jane Hunt and Hea …
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Teachers LOVE making biodiesel with us!

Oct 24, 2016
GrowNextGen educators Jane Hunt and Heather Bryan recently led an Engineering in Agriculture workshop for 29 teachers at The Works in Newark, Ohio. The event included participants from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Lessons …
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Top Employment Opportunities in Ag

Nov 24, 2015
“If you want to pursue a career that’s in high demand and only growing stronger, agriculture is the answer. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new employment outlook report that shows there are an estimated 57,900 job o …
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Mission: Be an Agricultural Engineer and Catch the Egg!

Nov 4, 2015
Students in grades 6 through 8 participated in the Science of Agriculture workshop on The Ohio State University Wooster campus last month. Designed to encourage interest in STEM education, this is the program’s fourteenth year. The students traveled t …
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How will technology change farming?

Aug 24, 2015
Farming has been around as long as man, and it’s seen a lot of changes. Farmers are always working to improve yield and efficiency. Make sure your tech-savvy students know how the information industry can benefit agriculture. Lance Donny of the …