Watch “How To Split Excel Cells Into Columns” on YouTube

How To Split Excel Cells Into Columns:

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Notepad set to get a significant “upgrade” | TechRadar

Ed note: will it be an upgrade or will they screw up setting that has worked for decades? Only time will tell.

https://www.techradar.com/news/this-much-loved-windows-10-app-is-set-to-get-a-significant-upgrade

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Glynn Lunney, NASA Flight Director During Apollo 13, Dies At 84 : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/20/979539758/glynn-lunney-nasa-flight-director-with-a-key-role-in-saving-apollo-13-dies-at-84

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West TN STEM Hub hosting discussion on spring competitions available to students of all ages

The West TN STEM Hub will host an After School STEM Zoom session for teachers Tuesday, March 16, from 4-5 p.m. to discuss competitions available to students of all ages this spring.

The Hub is headquartered at the Herff College of Engineering under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Ivey, associate dean for research.

Click here to register

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Tennessee Lands $6.9M Grants For STEM Education

The AP  (2/16) reports that Tennessee officials “say they have landed $6.9 million in grants to aid in computer science and STEM education.” The state Department of Education “says the money includes a $4 million Education Innovation and Research early phase grant and a $2.9 million Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program grant.” The $4 million grant will “help expand STEM and computer science education in 20 Tennessee high schools, including with work-based learning opportunities to earn postsecondary credits.” A competitive grant “process to pick the schools will launch this summer.”

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Watch “So how does a PS/2 keyboard interface work?” on YouTube

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Breaking Into a Smart Home With A Laser

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TCA9548A I2C Multiplexer

You just found the perfect I2C sensor, and you want to wire up two or three or more of them to your Arduino when you realize “Uh oh, this chip has a fixed I2C address, and from what I know about I2C, you cannot have two devices with the same address on the same SDA/SCL pins!” Are you out of luck? You would be, if you didn’t have this ultra-cool TCA9548A 1-to-8 I2C multiplexer!

Link to Part

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Mate Robot Competition

Mate Underwater Robotics Competition

It’s official!  The West TN STEM Hub will host the MATE Mid-South Regional ROV Competition in May 2021!  The competition is open to elementary-high school students, and no robotics experience is required.  We will host a kickoff meeting for interested teams this Friday, March 5 at 4 pm.  The session will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel for schools that are interested but unable to send a representative to the virtual meeting on Friday. 

CLICK HERE to access meeting

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100Mbps uploads and downloads should be US broadband standard, senators say | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/100mbps-uploads-and-downloads-should-be-us-broadband-standard-senators-say/

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