A Rare Photo of the S.S. Choctaw — the Other Boat Involved in the River Disaster That Made Tom Lee a Hero – Memphis magazine


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Delta Boule STEM Summit

Delta Boule STEM Summit 2023! Moderator, Kontji Anthony.

What’s it About?

The summit aims to ignite an impactful community conversation focused on making Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education accessible, equitable, and inclusive.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you’re an educator, community stakeholder, tech enthusiast, or someone who believes in the advancement of STEM in Memphis, this event is for you. Let’s come together to brainstorm, discuss, and make strides toward a brighter future in tech for our community.


So, mark your calendar and secure your spot! Let’s be the change-makers in the realm of STEM.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPYD8s62_fBMpIjHy-nSPSRjg0du7XzE2JbRaLfCCZ2EZXew/viewform

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2023 Annular Eclipse

Info from: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipses/2023/oct-14-annular/where-when/

Where & When

The Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. It will be visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America.

Annular Solar Eclipse

An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, but when it is at or near its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the Sun. As a result, the Moon appears as a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk, creating what looks like a ring around the Moon. The next annular eclipse in the U.S. will be on Oct. 14, 2023.

above image from: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/memphis

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TN STEAM Festival

See their website at: https://www.tnsteam.org/

Memphis Museum of Science and History (MoSH – formerly the Pink Palace) is supposed to be doing there STEAM Festival Oct 4-7 and Oct 25-27 but I don’t have details beyond that as of yet.

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The 10 Most Influential CPUs of All Time


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Georgia school district brings AI into K-12 classrooms

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Steven Hawking Coincidences

Hawking was born exactly 300 years to the day of Galileo’s death and died on the anniversary of Einstein’s birth. And just as it was Galileo who experimented with gravitational physics, and Einstein who created new theories of gravity and the atom, Hawking devoted much of his energies to link them into a unified theory. He did this by thinking about what a black hole would look like and how it would behave if it were the size of an atom.(1)

It should also be noted that he died on March 14, 2018. That was Pi Day 3.14!

(1) https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/stephen-hawking-explorer-universe

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Lego Webinars

Get ready to teach with the LEGO® Learning System
You feel your best in the classroom when you feel confident and inspired to teach. We have created a series of webinars to help support educators using the LEGO Learning System to teach hands-on STEAM classes. This webinar series provides tips on how to get started with your LEGO Education solution, how to find and use units and lessons, and how to utilize available resources and the community to stay inspired and find support.

The webinars are presented by LEGO Education experts and each will focus on a different subject, ultimately empowering teachers to make the most of hands-on. The best part? The webinars are completely free! Register for one of the upcoming sessions to join us live or review previous ones here. 


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Zipper Pouches – Hilltop Packs LLC


Although I haven’t use these exact ones, zippered pouches help organize your small items like repaint kits, first aid items and personal hygiene kits. For some reason they seem to be hard to find, so when I saw this on Facebook, I thought I would share it here.

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Spectator Reference Cards for VRC & VIQ


I’m super excited that RECF has decided to create Spectator Reference Cards for VRC & VIQ this season. You can find them them posted at the links below. They are each a 1 page landscape reference card that is great to share around to your parents or other folks who are not as in-the-know about VEX competitions as the coaches and students. I encourage our parents to take a picture of it to have handy on their phone and have even seen some laminate them to have at tournaments. I’ve included a picture of the VRC one below so you can see what it looks like.



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