This is the blog of the YES Parents as Partners program. In an effort to increase parent involvement in the Youth Exploring Science program, a parent advisory board was established in November of 2006. This program provides parents of YES teens with an opportunity to play an active role in the future goals and objectives of the YES program. Additionally, YES Parents as Partners provides parents with a forum where ideas, questions, concerns, and resources are exchanged.
Below, you can see some of the previous activities held in conjunction with YES Parents as Partners. We are looking to reboot with help from YES teen parent Regina Welsh as we enter Fall 2010. The first meeting of our new session is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 9:30a.m. Please plan to attend. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please leave them on our voicemail at 314-289-1474.
Let us know if you'll be coming. Reminder: orientation is next week.
If your last name starts with A-J, come on Monday June 10th from 9a-2p.
If your last name start with K-Z, come on Tuesday June 11th from 9a-2p.
If you don't already have direct deposit, please be sure to bring your bank information (voided check, deposit slip, account statement) with you when you come!
They live among us. Even as you sleep, cyborgs roam the streets searching for their next target. It's up to you and me, Defenders of the Earth, sworn enemies to cyborgian culture, to band together and quell the Cyborg Threat!
....ok, not quite. However, the ability to control robots with our minds is coming swift and fast. it's not telekinesis-IT'S SCIENCE!
Check out this article about a paralyzed woman now able to use a robotic arm to feed herself for the first time in 8 years. So cool and so awesome for her. She can only do it while in the special lab setting right now. The technology is advancing so quickly that it might be possible in the next 5-10 years for her to leave with a special robotic backpack and controlling arm to use at home!
Click for more to view a picture of her using the robotic arm. Notice the giant electrode boxes screwed into her BRAIN!!!
For those of you who saw Space Junk, the Omnimax movie, you are already well aware of the problem presented by the overcrowding of the limited space in our celestial orbit. Not only are there literally hundreds of satellites up there, but also hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris from the launches that took those satellites and other items into space.
Now, the US military is looking for help to find and monitor this debris that could pose a significant risk to our space instruments as well as the International Space Station. Some pieces of debris are as big as buses, while others are small electrical component parts.
A sky-monitoring project, called SpaceView, is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program that enrolls the talents of amateur astronomers to help protect American space assets from orbital trash. if you have a high-end telescope you aren't using 24 hours a day, the Pentagon wants to borrow it and perhaps pay you for the time....sound intriguing? Read more here!
If you are a New Teen in the YES program or a wily veteran, we are looking to update our contact information. If you haven't been to a session yet this fall, or haven't seen this form yet, please click below and update your info for us. It looks long, but only takes about 5 minutes!
*this is NOT a job application. This is for current and former YES teens only.*
Well, only sort of. Alchemy is the centuries old idea that it is possible to manufacture Gold (a rare metal) from common sources. Many ideas have focused on trying to turn Lead into Gold.Alchemists are insane. It's not possible...or is it?
Researchers at the Michigan State University have found a bacterium that likes to eat a naturally occurring, toxic chemical called Gold Chloride. The waste product of that meal, you ask? 99.9% pure Gold.
For those of you who saw the polar bears movie in the Omnimax this summer, you'll recall that computer models were predicting that Arctic ice could be completely gone by 2050. Based on this past summer, it may be much sooner than anyone could have possibly predicted.
As of Sunday night, the Arctic ice was down to 1.32 million square miles. That may sound like a lot, but it's actually the lowest amount EVER.....by 18%. The previous low was in 2007 at 1.61 million miles. The numbers now indicate a shrink in size roughly half from that found in 1980.
According to scientific measurements, the lowest 6 amounts of Arctic Ice are all from the last 6 years. What are the possible consequences if all the ice melts?