Matthew Shifrin, a blind high school senior from Massachusetts, is a LEGO aficionado. In “A Love Affair with LEGO,” an article that appears in a special STEM-focused issue of Future Reflections, published by the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults, Matthew explains how he and a sighted friend developed verbal instructions to make LEGO fully accessible to blind builders.
eCYBERMISSION,a web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, is seeking dedicated individuals—teachers, college students, parents, community leaders, business leaders, and anyone else with a background or interest in STEM—to serve as Virtual Judges and help to build students’ interest in STEM. Register as a volunteer before February 22, 2017. Learn more at ecybermssion.com/RolesJudges.
The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition engages students in research and development with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Working in teams of two, three, or four members, students study a technology of interest and predict what that technology might be like in 20 years.