Posts by Melanie Stegman
Nanobot searches for Selectin so that the Monocytes can transmigrate... and save Roz.

A History of Immune Attack

  2001 The Beginning:  Gathering Evidence. The Federation of American Scientists started gathering research about how technology could be used to transform education in 2001.  Under the guidance of their new president Henry Kelly, the FAS launched the Learning Science and Technology Research and Development Roadmap project, which brought together approximately 100 researchers from the [...]

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E.O. Wilson says Games are the future of Education

Dr. E. O. Wilson is interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition by Will Wright, the creator of the video game, The Sims.  Dr. Wilson is Professor Emeritus (retired) at Harvard. You can listen to the interview on NPR’s website. At the beginning of the interview, E. O. Wilson says that games are the future of education.  [...]

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Making Molecular Biology Video Games!

McKinley Technology High School students, and other students from across Washington, DC, learned to make their own video games this summer, using a program called Game Maker.  They also learned to create their own 3D images. What kind of games dis they make?   What kinds of objects did they model? Well, this summer at [...]

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Art Imitating Life Science

So, we make a video game intended to teach students Immunology and cell biology.  So we are obviously interested in the many ways that a creative media like video games, graphic design, song writing, story writing, and even music video can be used to present science effectively.  And let is also remember that the process [...]

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Using Immune Attack to teach about Internet research.

I am experimenting with using Immune Attack to get students interested in science.  In particular, to get kids to ask questions about nanotech, chemistry or biology, etc in the game and to research their answer on the Web.  I presented this idea to the students of Mr. Kenneth Leslie’s engineering class at McKinley Technology High [...]

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McKinley Technology High School learn to design video games, students become intructors

Edutopia made another video about McKinley High School. It describes an iTEST funded project directed by Dr Kevin Clark at George Mason University, in which high school and college students are trained as instructors and then assist high school teachers during the school year. The high school classes they help to teach are educational game [...]

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Are we human or are we bacteria?

NPR just reported on research done on the various kinds of bacteria that live on our body.  NPR is referring to new report from the lab of Julia Segre, Ph.D., at the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH.   Here is the link to the article that NPR is talking about in PubMedCentral.   Here is the [...]

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Science on Video

The Virtual Science Fair…… The ability to convey scientific concepts in an engaging way is important. Our society and government, every company and every family must address problems of molecular science every day… No, really, we do! How does chemical pollution kill animals? Why is heating food in a microwave bad for us? No one [...]

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Science of Immune Attack

Welcome to the blog about the Science of Immune Attack.  This page is just for fun reading and discussion. The first topic is Nanotechnology. The Nanobot in our game, Immune Attack is constructed of so far unspecified materials.   For Immune Attack 2.0, we would like to specify how our Nanobot is constructed.  We are currently [...]

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