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What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Oct 16, 2018
This article, written by Carrie Wilson Herndon, originally appeared in EdSurge. A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. While we were no longer able t…

Take the OSLN 2019 Design Challenge!

Aug 24, 2018
Get your students involved in this great PBL opportunity! All students in Ohio are invited! Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world—feed 9B people by 2050. Agriculture is the number one economic driver in Ohio, bringing in over $105B each year. One in seven Ohioans has a job related to agriculture and food. One-third of Ohioans fa…

Teachers exploring technology in agriculture

Jul 18, 2018
Thanks to the advance of technology, precision agriculture has given farmers new tools in their toolboxes to advance crop health and increased yield. Participants in the Exploring Tech in Ag workshop in Columbus, sponsored by the Ohio State University and a USDA-NIFA grant, learned about the way technology informs farming decisions and helps farmers produce more abundant crops. 22 teachers from around the state and one from Pennsylvania gathered at The …

High tech in precision agriculture

Apr 16, 2018
Farming has gone high-tech. Thanks to innovative technologies that are extremely accurate, cost-effective, and user-friendly, a method of farm management called precision agriculture has been widely adopted by large and small farmers alike since its introduction in the early 1990s. Before then, soil surveys and topographic maps did not provide enough information to be of much use in the field. Today, the primary tools of precision agriculture—the Global Positioning Sy…

Corn farming through the year: spring

Apr 16, 2018
Farmers must make decisions and take action at various points throughout the year to ensure a good harvest. National Corn Growers Association Corn Board member and Ohio corn farmer John Lindner talks about getting ready for spring planting. Soil testing Soil sampling gives us an idea about the nutrient levels on our fields, to help us understand our fertilizer needs and to assess whether our previous fertilizer applications were effective. …

Agricultural engineering is full of exciting possibilities!

Apr 16, 2018
Learn how agricultural engineers apply engineering technology and science to help farmers be more productive, reduce environmental impacts, and keep our food affordable, safe, healthy and delicious. This video will show you just some of the many exciting jobs and projects in this career area! Thanks, PBS Learning Media, for this resource.

Bio-renewable process could help “green” plastic

Feb 23, 2018
When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk ivory used to make piano keys. But this early plastic also sparked a revolution in the way people thought about manufacturing – what if we weren’t limited to the materials nature had on offer? Over a century later, plastics are an abundant part of our daily life. But these plas…

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