March 8, 2016

STEAM Learning in the Upstate, Beyond the Classroom

STEAM, the acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, represents a paradigm shift from traditional education methods that are steeped in standardized test scores. As a new ideal, STEAM focuses on the basic process of learning as much as it does on the test results. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) extends STEAM learning beyond our Upstate school classrooms, challenging children to try multiple ideas, foster vital learning and build life […]
January 20, 2016

How STEAM Affects the Culinary World

STEAM enriches our world in more ways than we can count. One exciting and delicious, industry STEAM impacts significantly is the culinary world. Food scientists use technology and innovations to improve methods of preservation nutrition sustainability quality control safety One example of that is something you have in your house right now… a refrigerator! Can you imagine a successful restaurant without storing their foods in refrigerators or freezers? The use of low temperatures extends the shelf life of […]
January 8, 2016
The Color Run

The Color Run, bringing innovation and fun to the 5K events

The Color Run is the largest event series in the United States and the first of its kind. Travis Snyder founded the 5k paint race series in 2012, creating a new genre of running experience. The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality by bringing communities together for a five-kilometer canvas of colorful fun. The Innovation Race Innovation is so important in the experience focused industry and each year the team behind the “Happiest 5K” works to create […]
December 11, 2015
Stroop Experiment

How ‘Stroop’id Are You?

The Stroop Effect experiment tests how long it takes for your brain to recognize the color of text. To conduct this easy and fun experiment you will need paper and a variety of colored markers. On the piece of paper, spell out various colors using markers that do not match the color that you are spelling. For example, you could write the word “red” in blue. Ask your friends to say the color of the written words. What […]