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The Importance of STEM Education

Rebecca Gray Education

What is STEM Education and why is it important? STEM Education is a term that teachers and administrators like to throw around. A LOT.  Even our local preschool touts a monthly STEM focus with their four-year-old class.  What exactly is everyone talking about? What is STEM? STEM is an acronym.  It refers to the different subjects that are most utilized in STEM fields.  It …

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STEM Teacher Success Story #1: Amherst Middle School

Oscar Pedroso Education, success stories

Look at those smiles! When we first met Library Media Teacher, Drew Schmidle, at Amherst Middle School, he came to us with a unique problem. Not only was he using various hands-on projects in the classroom, but he was also using quite a bit of them and was unsure whether he was providing a guided path for his students to …

Thimble Enthusiast Uses Kits to Develop STEM Skills

Liz success stories

Last month, we sat down with Mike Kenig, a hobbyist and one of our longest running subscribers to Thimble. We discussed his experience with our kits and why he continues to be a valued member of our community. Mike went to college to get a degree in math, with a minor in computer science. At the time, he was really …

How Students’ Creativity Won Them Thimble Kits!

Rebecca Gray Events

Here at Thimble, it’s extremely important to us to be active in our community! We love working hands-on with teachers and students who are inspired to dive deeper into STEM. In fact, giving back is one of our passions! You may have seen us at a few events around the area at the Niagara STEM Exposition, the Niagara Air Show, …

STEM ambassadors

Behold! Our New STEM Ambassador Program for Educators!

Rebecca Gray Education, News/Updates, Teachers

What Is The STEM Education Ambassador Program? Here at Thimble, we’re excited to roll out a special project of ours that we’ve been working on just for educators! Our new STEM Education Ambassador Program aims to inspire students with next-generation STEM skills by making engineering and computer science education more accessible, inspiring and fun. Educators will be able to teach …