Groovy Earthquake Proof Skyscrapers

  “An earthquake is such fun when it is over.” – George Orwell A long time ago, our ancestors believed earthquakes to be the act of the Gods. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, was the first to realise that earthquakes were more than an act of the Gods. To this day, STEMists continue to tame the devastating effects earthquakes have on …

6 Kid-Friendly U.S. Aviation Museums

“I was sold on flying as soon as I had a taste for it.” – John Glenn Many young STEMists are curious about flight – whether they are watching how a bird flies or making a paper airplane that floats around the room. As you think about your summer vacation plans, consider visiting one of the many aviation museums around the …

Groovy Hydroponic Gardens Around the World

The advantages of hydroponic growing gardens and farms are gaining interest around the world.  Hydroponics uses less water than traditional farming, is environmentally friendly, and produces more plants, fruits and vegetables.  Also, it requires less space and uses less energy. The hydroponic method of growing can be accomplished through vertical gardens on urban rooftops, in closed domes and greenhouses, on …

Groovy Ice Sculptures

Elsa, the ice princess of the Disney movie, Frozen, creates a fantastically spectacular ice castle with a grand staircase and chandelier ice sculpture.  There is magic in making ice sculptures, but it’s not as easy as the magic at Elsa’s hands.  In the real world, ice sculptors use their groovy imagination and tools to create a magical experience with ice. …

Groovy Ice Hotels Inspire Backyard Igloos

Do your STEMists like to build snow forts and igloos? The engineering design of a backyard igloo can be challenging, but not as challenging as creating a hotel made completely of ice.  There are many ice hotels throughout the world. Check out these three groovy ice hotels that will surely have your STEMists planning upgrades for their next backyard igloo. …