SHARE Sunday, May 10, 2015 Supersonic Superman
Traveling faster than sound takes a trick that is more than just having the power (and moxie) to punch through the sound barrier. It also takes finesse and aeronautical know-how and the ability to solve problems as they come. Chuck Yeager admits that Jack Ridley is the reason for the success of the X-1, the world's first supersonic aircraft. Jack Ridley is the true hero of this faster-than-sound true story.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 27, 2015 Aerospace Trainer
Test pilots get to fly the best airplanes in the world. Exhibit A is the NF-104A Aerospace Trainer. This aircraft was supposed to be used to train test pilots in a near-space environment. But what if the test pilot can't hack it? This true story tells not only what happens when a test pilot crashes his airplane, but how he also gets away with it, altering the very reason for the NF-104A to exist in the first place!
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, February 2, 2015 Testing, Testing. Testing, 1-2-3...
Standardized tests are supposed to assess the aptitude of every student in the US. But by all objective measurements, these tests themselves have failed. Does there exist a battery of tests that can do a proper assessment while not costing the taxpayer millions of dollars each year? We believe that the answer is yes, which is to say, we have discovered a solution to high-stakes testing that is both realistic and affordable!
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 22, 2015 Let's Finnish Education
The US better wake up and smell the education that's brewing in other places across the globe. Can we learn from THEIR successes? A better question is: can we learn from OUR mistakes?
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 10, 2015 S.T.E.M. Education For the 21st Century and Beyond
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) opportunities are growing fast. S.T.E.M. education, however, is not. Is there a way to impress new life into this important field of education? And is there a way to provide it for ALL students, regardless of their socioeconomic status?