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National Week of Making

President Obama declared June 17-June 23, 2016 as the National Week of Making. This is done to attempt to spark creative confidence in Americans by giving them skills, mentors and resources necessary to find creative ways to solve problems. More than 1,400 schools in all 50 states committed to dedicate space for making, made a […]

TIES Pushes Early Childhood FAB Labs

TIES president and CEO Jan Morrison moved the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM to Cleveland, Ohio to setup a statewide STEM network in schools. Morrison believes in the importance of exposing children early to STEM activities at schools, daycares and Head Start programs. The use of in-house and mobile Fab Labs can help children learn […]

TIES Sponsors University Of Akron Biomimicry Program

  Biomimicry is an emerging field that seeks to find sustainable solutions to human problems by mimicking nature’s patterns. Just as Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral invented Velcro based on his initial observation of how burs stuck to his socks, a new initiative at The University of Akron trains PhDs in biomimicry. The University of Akron has teamed […]