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Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Kids show off their creations at the 2016 Kid's Career Day at UA.

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

Uniting STEM and the arts

Gaining STEAM was held in the Goodyear Polymer Center Auditorium on Dec. 1.

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

December 2, 2015

When STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) collides with the arts, creativity flourishes. That was the idea conveyed at the “Gaining STEAM” symposium, held in the Goodyear Polymer Center Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 1.  This public event was conceived, planned, and realized over the past 10 w...

Nickolas Gantzler wins third Game-Changer award

Gantzler tutors fellow physics students in Ayer Hall.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 30, 2015

Members of the UA football team weren’t the only students congratulated on Nov. 21, as the third of eight “game-changer” awards was announced at the Zips vs. Buffalo game. Nickolas Gantzler, the third Game-Changer Award recipient, is a fourth-year student pursuing a double major in physics and applie...