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Dr. Catherine Mohr: Disruptive Inventor & Surgical Roboticist - IEEE Technical Community Spotlight Dr. Catherine Mohr did not plan to become an engineer, nor did she anticipate matriculating in medical school. Now an asset to both fields, Mohr, Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, evaluates new technologies for incorporation into the next generation, translating complicated medical terms for use in application by engineers, and putting engineering concepts into context so that they can be better understood by practicing surgeons. Lesson Plans - National Wildlife Federation The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from NWF's collection of over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards. Check back regularly! We will be continually adding to our online library of resources for educators, beginning with the addition of lesson plans from our NatureScope series. Habitat

Straw Bridges - Activity - Summary Working as engineering teams, students design and create model beam bridges using plastic drinking straws and tape as their construction materials. Their goal is to build the strongest bridge with a truss pattern of their own design, while meeting the design criteria and constraints. They experiment with different geometric shapes and determine how shapes affect the strength of materials. Let the competition begin! Engineering Connection The future of jobs: The onrushing wave IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. It imagined a middle way between revolution and stagnation that would leave the said grandchildren a great deal richer than their grandparents. But the path was not without dangers. One of the worries Keynes admitted was a “new disease”: “technological unemployment…due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.” His readers might not have heard of the problem, he suggested—but they were certain to hear a lot more about it in the years to come. For the most part, they did not.

Closing the Loop: Table of Contents On this page are links to all sections of Closing the Loop (CTL). To view CTL documents for grade levels K-3 or 4-6, select a specific item of your choice below. All files are in Adobe PDF format unless stated otherwise. Note: Pictures with children have been intentionally deleted for privacy reasons. Covers (for use when placing CTL in a 3-ring binder) Garbage designer, robot counsellor among the predicted jobs of 2030 About 15 years from now, farmers will have made their way from the countryside to the city, counsellors will help ensure the right robot goes to the right family and garbage designers will lead the upcycling movement. Those are some predictions made by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan’s Inspired Minds initiative, which aims to give Canadians a sneak peek of the job market in 2030. Some of the more curious careers include: Nostalgist: A mix between a therapist, an interior designer and a historical researcher, a nostalgist will help the wealthy elderly of 2030 create a living space inspired by their favourite decade.

School Garden Lessons, Activities and Curricula School Garden Lessons, Activities and Curricula Posted by admin 2 October, 2010 Jerusalem Artichoke When I first started working in school gardens my initial focus was on getting kids to eat healthy. Are you ready? Here are the top 50 jobs of the future Sarah Stack Published 24/06/2014|02:30 Share A JOB for life is now an unimaginable thing for most teenagers. See list at end of article

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