STEM http://iowapublicradio.org en This Helmet Has a Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/helmet-has-brain <p>The brain on this helmet is designed with the idea of protecting <em>your </em>brain from a concussion. Built into it is what amounts to a small computer. &nbsp;It was designed and programmed by an Iowa student. &nbsp;</p><p>Different LEDs light up depending on how hard the helmet is getting jostled. This project is one of many that students might get involved in through The Big Ideas Group, which is an optional education program through the Cedar Rapids School&nbsp;District.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:06:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 38630 at http://iowapublicradio.org This Helmet Has a Brain Raising Girls http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raising-girls <p>From Cinderella to Miley Cyrus our girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe gets insight into the challenges and dangers girls face as they grow and how the media influences their development.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Raising Girls Science Literacy in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/science-literacy-iowa <p>Does drinking coffee prevent dementia? Will diet soda give you cancer?&nbsp; Science and health reporting is often misleading and confusing. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:51:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27903 at http://iowapublicradio.org Science Literacy in Iowa