STEM

Isaac Newton was a genius … but he couldn’t build a robot

Isaac Newton was a genius … but he couldn’t build a robot

Guest Opinion To paraphrase an old saying; Give a kid a toy and they might play for an afternoon … but, teach a kid to build a robot and they might change the world forever. Beth Hanning, and Brian “Mitch” Mitchell each served our country for many years in the U.S. Air Force. They have […]

STEMmersion engages educators in Santa Rosa County schools

STEMmersion engages educators in Santa Rosa County schools

Holley-Navarre Intermediate school teacher Lauren Goodin participated in interactive activities and workshops focused on teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) July 14-17 during the 2016 Discovery Education Summer STEMmersion. The program was part of a five-year partnership between the Santa Rosa County School District and Discovery Education for the STEAM INNOVATE! Initiative. STEAM adds […]

Florida’s unemployment rate hits 8-year low

Florida’s unemployment rate hits 8-year low

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in February, down from 10.7 percent in December 2010. This milestone marks the state’s lowest unemployment rate in eight years. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 3.4 percent has consistently exceeded the nation’s for 47-consecutive months. Over the year in February, […]