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AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation

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At the AC Invent Center for STEM and Innovation, our goal is to build enthusiasm and fluency for the practices of science, math, engineering and technology. We inspire all students with authentic, real experiences that apply to their lives.  
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Invent Center Mission

To invent means to produce something for the first time through the use of the imagination and/or ingenious thinking and experimentation. This definition exemplifies the educational opportunities our AC students have through our Invent Center for STEM and Innovation. Whether in the student-designed research projects from our upper school Science, Writing and Research course or through the fierce competition of our lower school robotics team, we encourage our students to develop critical and innovative thinking. Students actively solve authentic problems and overcome challenges every day in our courses and programs. A fundamental part of the science and engineering process is also communicating and sharing what was learned. An integral part of our program at AC is that students share their work, making an impact on their peers and our community, locally and globally.



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Did you know that these @acsrochester #WomenInSTEM were scientists in product engineering, dolphin behavior, offshore oil, disease pathogenesis, astrophysics and mathematics before they were teachers? #WomensHistoryMonth

Did you know that these @acsrochester #WomenInSTEM were scientists in product engineering, dolphin behavior, offshore oil, disease pathogenesis, astrophysics and mathematics before they were teachers? #WomensHistoryMonth ...

Dr. Donna Strickland is one of only three #WomenInSTEM to have won the Nobel Prize. She received her PhD from @urochester for developing "the shortest and most intense laser pulses known to man." PC: https://www.rochester.edu/2020-celebration/donna-theo-strickland/ #WomensHistoryMonth

Dr. Donna Strickland is one of only three #WomenInSTEM to have won the Nobel Prize. She received her PhD from @urochester for developing "the shortest and most intense laser pulses known to man." PC: https://www.rochester.edu/2020-celebration/donna-theo-strickland/ #WomensHistoryMonth ...

Today's highlight for #WomensHistoryMonth and #WomenInSTEM is from just down the road @cornelluniversity. Dr Melissa B. Davis studies the disparity in COVID-19 and breast cancer outcomes for people of different heritages. PC: https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/heritage-and-health-discrepancies

Today's highlight for #WomensHistoryMonth and #WomenInSTEM is from just down the road @cornelluniversity. Dr Melissa B. Davis studies the disparity in COVID-19 and breast cancer outcomes for people of different heritages. PC: https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/heritage-and-health-discrepancies ...

Ah, chirality...the bane of every organic chemistry student's existence. Chien-Shiung Wu, today's #WomenInSTEM, discovered the concept, yet two male scientists received a Nobel prize for the work. #WomensHistoryMonth PC: https://hackaday.com/2017/09/28/there-is-no-parity-chien-shiung-wu/

Ah, chirality...the bane of every organic chemistry student's existence. Chien-Shiung Wu, today's #WomenInSTEM, discovered the concept, yet two male scientists received a Nobel prize for the work. #WomensHistoryMonth PC: https://hackaday.com/2017/09/28/there-is-no-parity-chien-shiung-wu/ ...

Part of the BioNTech team that developed the mRNA basedCOVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Ozlem Tureci is our #womaninSTEM today. An interesting fact about Dr. Tureci is that although she is a billionaire, she and her husband bike to work and do not own a car.

Part of the BioNTech team that developed the mRNA basedCOVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Ozlem Tureci is our #womaninSTEM today. An interesting fact about Dr. Tureci is that although she is a billionaire, she and her husband bike to work and do not own a car. ...

Today's woman in science is Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist working in viral pathogenesis at NIH who helped to develop the mRNA based COVID vaccine. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00338-y #WomenInSTEM #WomensHistoryMonth

Today's woman in science is Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist working in viral pathogenesis at NIH who helped to develop the mRNA based COVID vaccine. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00338-y #WomenInSTEM #WomensHistoryMonth ...

In March, I've taken on the challenge of posting a new woman in STEM daily. 

Today is Ada Lovelace, one of the first to discover the science of computing and algorithms, and the namesake of Lady Ada and @adafruit - makers of fun hardware and tools for makers and engineers of all ages.

#choosetochallenge #womenshistorymonth

In March, I've taken on the challenge of posting a new woman in STEM daily.

Today is Ada Lovelace, one of the first to discover the science of computing and algorithms, and the namesake of Lady Ada and @adafruit - makers of fun hardware and tools for makers and engineers of all ages.

#choosetochallenge #womenshistorymonth
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Happy to celebrate the achievements of our women in STEM at @acsrochester! Our faculty are amazing and every day they #choosetochallenge for #iwd2021 (Lower School STEM faculty Susan Layton not pictured here but equally awesome! 😁)

Happy to celebrate the achievements of our women in STEM at @acsrochester! Our faculty are amazing and every day they #choosetochallenge for #iwd2021 (Lower School STEM faculty Susan Layton not pictured here but equally awesome! 😁) ...

It's National Inventors Day AND the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We are working on thermal insulation inventions in Biotechnology and Biomimicry today at @acsrochester #womeninscience #nationalinventorsday

It's National Inventors Day AND the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! We are working on thermal insulation inventions in Biotechnology and Biomimicry today at @acsrochester #womeninscience #nationalinventorsday ...

There may not be much scientific accuracy behind Groundhog Day but it's a fine excuse for Chuck to come out to play!

https://www.livescience.com/32974-punxsutawney-phil-weather-prediction-accuracy.html

There may not be much scientific accuracy behind Groundhog Day but it's a fine excuse for Chuck to come out to play!

https://www.livescience.com/32974-punxsutawney-phil-weather-prediction-accuracy.html
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Congratulations Madam Vice President! From @acsrochester

Congratulations Madam Vice President! From @acsrochester ...

Snowfall on the beautiful campus at @ACSRochester. Fractals, recursion, physics, biology, chemistry, math, environmental science...such a simple event, but the learning is neverending!

Snowfall on the beautiful campus at @ACSRochester. Fractals, recursion, physics, biology, chemistry, math, environmental science...such a simple event, but the learning is neverending! ...


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