Diamonds from the World Community Grid

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Our World Community Grid contributions have exceeded 52 years of CPU power overall, and 20+ years toward the FightAIDS@Home research program. The contribution level for 20+ years is the “Diamond” category. Continue reading

Digging for tech “gold” in the Scrap-heap

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Many times, all that is needed is a trip to the scrap heap to find many opportunities for learning and further exploration of STEM subjects like Computer Science and programming. Whenever you need to find ways to excite young learners, you do not need to rely on expensive pre-prepared lessons and kits, just take a look at your local scrap-heap (using proper security measures) for inspiration! Continue reading

STEMulate Learning HPC turns 40!

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After almost 2 years, the crowd-funded STEMulate Learning Lab has provided more than 40 years worth of combined CPU power to solving global needs like the search for cures for diseases and parasitic infections, as well as into the exploration of new resources for power and fresh water! Continue reading

Using BitCoin Mining to Teach Economics, Mathematics and More

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BitCoin mining chips are falling in price now they utility is reduced, but together with inexpensive Raspberry Pi computers, they provide excellent resources for classroom models and lessons in mathematics, economics, production, project management and entrepreneurial requirements for business. Continue reading

STEMulate Learning HPC Turns 21!

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The STEMulate Learning supercomputing node reaches 21 years of combined CPU power towards the World Community Grid, serving as an educational example every week by tweeting its progress towards solutions for globally critical issues of disease control and resource availability. This crowd-funded project is starting to spin off new projects for students in turn as we build Raspberry Pi clusters for classroom use! Continue reading

Pi Day Fun

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Pi Day celebrates the mathematical concept of Pi (3.14) on March 14 (3/14) each year and offers a wonderful chance to teach young learners using inexpensive Raspberry Pi and many other tools! Continue reading

SciFund Round 1 Support Results

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In Round 1 of the #SciFund Challenge, we created a supercomputing node that continues to lend its power to the World Community Grid every week, providing over 14 years of CPU power by October to help deal with critical global problems. Tweeting its successes every week, it also provides a continuing tool for education and inspiration of STEM-aligned young learners. Continue reading

STEMulateOrg’s WCG – 14 Years Since January!

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STEMulate Learning’s “World Community Grid” participation will soon reach its 14th year of CPU power donated to humanitarian projects addressing global issues such as diseases, power and water resources. The high-performance computing node was crowd-funded in Round 1 of the #SciFund Challenge and went online in January of this year! Continue reading

Crowd-funding a Mobile Makerspace

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In order to reach rural schools and isolated educators, STEMulate Learning will use past crowd-funded equipment together with a few new items to create a Mobile Makerspace. This project will be run through the KickStarter crowd-funding site on the recommendation of several supporters from our past RocketHub efforts. Continue reading