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Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh

Author's details

Date registered: June 28, 2011
URL: http://www.ellencavanaugh.com

Biography

I live in the intersection of mathematics (originally trained as a math teacher), a business owner, a parent, and a theologian exploring what brings meaning to life. My passion is for every child in our world to thrive. I believe the most important resource each child has is you, their parent. May we together Grow a Generation that of innovative, critical thinking collaborators, emotionally intelligent and resilient, with great leadership and vision.

Latest posts

  1. July 10 Tesla Day Scratch Programming Challenge — July 8, 2014
  2. Happy Fourth of July! — July 4, 2014
  3. Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet — June 19, 2014
  4. Gavin Phillips Interview by Larry Richert on KDKA 1020 — June 17, 2014
  5. Learning the Engineering Process and Playing with Motors — June 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Scratch Programming and 3rd Grade Common Core — 5 comments
  2. Science Center claims Moon Landing May Have Been Faked — 5 comments
  3. My Child Wants to Design Video Games Part Two: What type of training or classes should they take? — 4 comments
  4. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard — 4 comments
  5. Music/STEM Careers — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 08

July 10 Tesla Day Scratch Programming Challenge

July 10, 2014 Tesla Day Competition - Programming in Scratch Make an Animated Card TechShop Pittsburgh has donated a MAKE Learn to solder kit ($65 value) to be sent to the winner! Log into Scratch and create a celebratory card that celebrates the genius who lit the world before July 10.  Submit the URL link to your creation …

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Jul 04

Happy Fourth of July!

Have you ever wondered how technology has transformed the fireworks industry?  Take a look at plans for tonight’s show at Penn State’s main campus. More than 500 volunteers donated their time and expertise to prepare for the 2014 Central PA 4thFest. The display is one of the largest 4th of July fireworks events in America.  More …

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Jun 19

Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

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You’ve heard the phrase. It conjures a variety of images. One can be blinded by the prediction that 2 billion jobs, including commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents jobs will disappear to robotics and technology by 2030. Or you can envision coming catalytic innovations that create …

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Jun 17

Gavin Phillips Interview by Larry Richert on KDKA 1020

This morning, Larry Richert from KDKA 1020 interviewed research fellow Gavin Phillips about his new book, Saving a Galapagos Family.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.ellencavanaugh.com/2014/06/17/gavin-phillips-interview-by-larry-richert/

Jun 15

Learning the Engineering Process and Playing with Motors

Re-Purposed Motors 12

Saturday greeted eight young engineer hopefuls, clutching their battery operated mechanical toys.  Dean Petrella, Angela Fishman and I served to assist these young explorers as they tried to grasp the mechanics of electric motors in the guts of their toys.  Hammers, screwdrivers, dremel saws and brute strength were needed to take apart amazingly robust toys with …

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Jun 15

Digital Storytelling Skills Serving the Community: An Identity Theft Film by Ian Cavanaugh

Caleb and Ian

When Ian read the challenge of an Eagle Project, to apply what he has learned about  leadership, responsibility, managing projects, and the Scout Oath—“to help other people,” he began by asking the community what was needed. When he mentioned to Mayor Poling of Economy Borough his comfort with digital technology, the mayor referred him to …

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Jun 15

Penguin Book Signing at the Pittsburgh Aviary

Gavin and Brian

Tune in this Tuesday, June 17, at 8:30 am to KDKA 1020 radio for an Larry Richard interview with Gavin! Ten year old research fellow Gavin Phillips will be on hand Saturday, June 28, at the National Aviary signing copies of Saving a Galapagos Penguin Family. Visitors can come just for the book signing at the …

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Jun 07

Preparing to Siege the Future

Catapult Launch

Six students spent a gorgeous spring afternoon being introduced to vectors and scalars as they built three catapult models, calculated target accuracy with virtual trebuchets,  and competed to see which of their designs maximized distance.             These amazing young engineers recalled Newton’s three laws and used their afternoon to learn more …

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Jun 06

Celebrating Women in STEM: Safra Catz

Forbes recently published the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Follow me the next few weeks to be inspired by the STEM Athletes who made the list.  Safra Catz CFO, Oracle Age 52 Residence Redwood City, CA Citizenship United States Marital Status Married Children 2 Education Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Pennsylvania Wharton …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.ellencavanaugh.com/2014/06/06/2427/

Jun 05

Celebrating Women in STEM: Ursula Burns

Forbes recently published the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Follow me the next few weeks to be inspired by the STEM Athletes who made the list.  Ursula Burns According to Forbes   Urrsula is the Chair-CEO of Xerox Age 55 Residence Norwalk, CT Citizenship United States Marital Status Married Children 2 Education Bachelor of Arts / Science, Polytechnic Institute; Master …

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