Episode 4: Learning by Doing with Nancy Cavanaugh, Jasmine Carey, Mackenzie Thompson, and Melanie Koss
Kristin (@kbrynteson) and Gillian (@gkingcargile) mock some of Kristin’s job titles and then sit down with NIU seniors Jasmine Carey and Mackenzie Thompson to talk about why they are pursuing engineering and why every little girl should play with power tools. Melanie Koss (@melaniekoss) from NIU’s Department of Literacy interviews Gillian and author Nancy Cavanaugh (@NancyJCavanaugh) during a panel on STEM and Children’s Literature at STEMfest 2017.
Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read is part of the NIU STEAM family of programs that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Find more great books, lesson plans, and resources at stemread.com.
The STEM Read Podcast is produced in collaboration with WNIJ.
Notes & External Links
- Many thanks to Sourcebooks!
- What is Metal Working?
- Learn more about Project Lead the Way
- Build bridges with Iggy Peck and the Society of Women Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
- What is CTE?
- What is CAD?
- Be a STEM Diva
- Encourage Inquiry in your home
- Learn more about Jasmine Carey and her work with NIU STEAM here
- Learn more about Mackenzie Thompson and her work with NIU STEAM here
- NIU’s Literacy Department
- Stuffed Bunny Science Books and This Journal Belongs to Ratchet make great gifts!
- How does one take an engine apart?
- Peter Benchley
- Toughest Critter on the Reef
- NOVA’s Gross Science tackles the Sea Cucumber
- I wanna be where the people are
- This Journal Belongs to Ratchet Activities Educator’s Guide
- Vegetable Oil Fuel, Viable?
- Elsie Mae has Something to Say by Nancy Cavanaugh
- Okefenokee Swamp and Wildlife Refuge