Metal manufacturing students at Weaver Academy in Greensboro are using a machine to make clocks for sick children in the hospital.
5/19/2013 - By: Meg Smith
Time Warner Cable teamed up with international golf champion Ian Poulter to host a golf clinic for students across Mecklenburg County. The theme is "The Science Behind Golf" and students learned how math and science play a huge role in the game.
5/1/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Six-year-old Owen Lonergan says he loves science and math. Owen didn't mind spending his Saturday immersed in science and history at the North Carolina Science Festival's Passport Through Time recently.
4/28/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
Science not only heals sick children, it can also give them hope. That's the goal of the Healing and Hope through Science and Thorp Science parties at North Carolina Children's Hospital. News 14 Carolina's Carly Swanson shows how this initiative helps kids from all across the state.
4/18/2013 - By: Carly Swanson
A geography lesson at a Charlotte elementary school is literally taking over its library. The National Geographic giant traveling map made its way to Lake Wylie Elementary School and teachers say the lessons that come along with it are unlimited. News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky has more in a Connect A Million Minds report.
4/10/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Listening in on Jennifer Murphy's advanced math would confuse some, but the teacher is speaking her language. That love of that language earned the senior a journey to a new frontier.
4/7/2013 - By: Cheryn Stone
The North Carolina Science Festival is all about inspiration. It's an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, which reports fewer students than ever are pursuing careers in science. This festival is aimed at responding to the problem by getting children interested in science at a young age.
4/5/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
In this episode, Adam Balkin visits the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum to check out the Space Shuttle Enterprise and plays around at a national robotics competition taking place in Harlem.
4/2/2013 - By: Adam Balkin
Some A.L. Brown students are using their basic instincts to learn about bioaccumulation. They left their desks behind and dove in to an environmental science lesson, head first. News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky has more in a connect a Million Minds report.
3/21/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Faith Daniel is glued to the glass at the medical hub for veterinarians at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It's an opening into a world she dreams about. On the other side, museum visitors crowd the window on animal health which provides a unique view of the vets' work.
3/17/2013 - By: Cheryn Stone
Eighth-graders at West Craven Middle School in New Bern spent more than a month building a remote controlled airplane from start to finish. Recently, students prepared their creation to take flight.
3/12/2013 - By: Leland Pinder
High school students throughout North Carolina tested their STEM skills, as they competed in a robotics scrimmage at Elon University. News 14 Carolina's Meg Smith was there and has more on how it's preparing them for another competition and future careers.
2/15/2013 - By: Meg Smith
Some students are using what they are learning in their science, technology, engineering and math lessons to redesign their own classrooms. In this Connect a Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina education reporter Elise Esasky shows what teachers hope to accomplish by handing the power over to their students.
2/21/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Thousands of students across North Carolina will compete in hands-on tournaments that test their skills in science, technology, engineering and math. The North Carolina Science Olympiad hosts dozens of competitions to get them excited about the fields.
2/20/2013 - By: Cheryn Stone
As a series of lessons to teach fifth graders about heat transfer came to a close at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School, students said the insulation project was one of their favorites. In a Connect a Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky shows what they learned and why teachers say the hands-on activities have been a huge success.
2/10/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
Kids put their problem solving skills to the test at a recent “Mystery at the Museum” event. Armed with clues and a detective notebook, they used a bit of science and logic to determine who committed the crime. News 14 Carolina's Amy Elliott picks up the story from the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington for a Connect A Million Minds report.
2/3/2013 - By: Amy Elliott
In a recent international assessment of students, a report showed the United States was behind several nations in math and science. However, North Carolina out performed other U.S. States in math. In a Connect A Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's Carly Swanson shows how one organization is making engineering fun for elementary-age students.
1/22/2013 - By: Carly Swanson
High school seniors at A.L. Brown High School have not only learned how to build remote controlled robots, but they're using iPhones and iPads to kick the project up a notch. In a Connect A Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky shows why teachers say the exercise is incorporating every facet of STEM education and the students are loving it.
1/20/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
A North Carolina school is encouraging more girls to get interested in STEM-related fields. Thanks to a new grant, the Salem Academy can start a new robotics club for its students. News 14 Carolina's Chad Mira has more in a Connect A Million Minds report.
1/13/2013 - By: Chad Mira
Some students at North Carolina State University are plugging into the future and designing new electric drive vehicle technology. In this week's Connect a Million Mind's report, News 14 Carolina's Carly Swanson shows how the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors are the driving forces in developing the next generation of scientists and engineers, all through the EcoCAR2 competition.
12/15/2012 - By: Carly Swanson
While many are fuming over the high gas prices, some students are taking the wheel to find another solution. In December, we showed you how the N.C. State University EcoCAR2 team is converting a car into an electric vehicle and in this Connect-A-Million-Minds report, News 14 Carolina's Carly Swanson shows us how the team helps drive the message of sustainability.
1/2/2013 - By: Carly Swanson
Students at Central Cabarrus High School are not only finding ways to incorporate renewable energy in to their daily lives at school, but they are also coming up with ideas for a facility in London to become more energy efficient. In a Connect A Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky shows us what the ninth graders have come up with and why they are hoping it spreads around the world.
12/30/2012 - By: Elise Esasky
The aquarium at Fort Fisher holds day-long Elf Camps for kids during December. The day is filled with snack decorating and craft making. However more importantly, the day is filled with learning.
12/24/2012 - By: Katie Rufener
One Charlotte charter school is using journals to advance their STEM education. Thanks to Johnson C. Smith University, 50 fifth graders at Kipp Charlotte received "STEM Journals" this year. News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky shows us how the journals are helping in a Connect A Million Minds report.
12/9/2012 - By: Elise Esasky
Some North Carolina students have their eye set on the moon. They recently were able to chat via satellite, with astronauts at the International Space Station. In a Connect a Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's Meg Smith has more on how the experience is inspiring some students to pursue a STEM career.
12/2/2012 - By: Meg Smith
During a recent STEM workshop, students learned the inner workings of computers and how they touch our everyday lives. In today's Connect a Million Minds report, Jess Mitchell from our Time Warner Cable sister station YNN explains.
11/25/2012 - By: Jess Mitchell
A Cabarrus County high school with a brand new STEM education program has hit the ground running. Students at Central Cabarrus high school use their new skills to help the environment. In this week's Connect a Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's education reporter Elise Esasky shows us how a simple project has turned in to a school-wide effort.
11/18/2012 - By: Elise Esasky
About 150 Girl Scouts got together Saturday to participate in a day of science-related activities and workshops in Raleigh.
11/5/2012 - By: Al Inman
A group of Wake County students had Saturday school, but at a different type of desk. Digital media and film students had the opportunity to take their studies on-scene. In a Connect a Million Minds report, News 14 Carolina's Carly Swanson shows how some Millbrook High School students took over the News 14 Carolina studios in Raleigh.
10/30/2012 - By: Carly Swanson
In this episode we explore Maker Faire, the Popular Mechanics Awards and space afterschool programs in New York City, Wisconsin 4H robotics in Milwaukee, a giant weather balloon launch in Lincoln, kids exploring engineering in Raleigh, a trip out of this world at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, and follow the space shuttle Endeavour as it traveled to its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
10/30/2012 - By: Adam Balkin, NY1
A private, christian school in Matthews is taking STEM education to the next level. Covenant Day School started an auqaponics technology program and hopes to use it to help feed the hungry and students are seeing their classwork come to life.
10/28/2012 - By: Elise Esasky
Students at one North Carolina high school get a hands-on lesson in robotics during a special class.
10/21/2012 - By: Meg Smith
Students at Four Oaks Elementary School tapped into a new way of learning. After quite a bit of training, third grade teacher Cristi Bates and her students are taking part in a pilot program that puts iPads in the classroom.
10/14/2012 - By: Cheryn Stone
Wake County high school students took over the News 14 Carolina studios in Raleigh on Saturday. It was part of Time Warner Cable's Connect A Million Minds initiative, to encourage students to study science, engineering, technology and math.
10/13/2012 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
When it comes to science, technology, engineering and math, teachers say there's no better way for students to learn than through hands-on activities. News 14 Carolina's Elise Esasky shows us how area businesses and colleges pulled out all the stops to teach fifth graders some valuable skills.
10/7/2012 - By: Elise Esasky
When you hear the term engineering., you may think of a branch of science too complicated to grasp. But there's an outreach program at N.C. State University that aims to teach everyone in North Carolina the true nature of the field and how it impacts everyday life.
9/23/2012 - By: Cheryn Stone
Technology transforms teaching plans into something more interactive. Some teachers at Cochrane Collegiate Academy are breaking boundaries by using iPad's in class, to enhance a student's education. News 14 Carolina's Elise Ssasky has more in a Connect a Million Minds report.
9/16/2012 - By: Elise Esasky
A group of North Carolina students are celebrating the completion of weeks of hard work. They built a robot that can do some pretty neat stuff! News 14 Carolina's Meg Smith shows us how they pulled it off in a Connect a Million Minds report.
9/9/2012 - By: Meg Smith
An outreach program at Duke University is helping students engage in their studies. Thousands are taking the course and it is getting students interested in science.
9/2/2012 - By: Cheryn Stone
In today's world, there are innovative tools for teachers, at every turn. But for 20-year veteran Lisa Maples, that can be intimidating. Through a summer technology conference, teachers became empowered and learning new ways to keep up.
8/26/2012 - By: Elise Esasky