STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend – January 27

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Between school, homework, practice and spending time with loved ones, it’s easy to miss out on the latest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. But don’t worry, Thinkery’s got you covered. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly discoveries from the previous week. It’s STEAM to fuel your weekend.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Sabeena Karnik
Photo credit: Sabeena Karnik.

Mumbai-based illustrator Sabeena Karnik uses precise geometry and perfectly cut strips of paper to create crisp, colorful and quilled paper art. From inspirational imagery to motivational messaging, her detailed designs are simply awe-inspiring. Take a look!

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Bessie Coleman
Photo credit: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Our #STEAMspotlight series highlights past and present STEAM pioneers. You know, the scientists, techies, engineers, artists and mathematicians who continue to inspire future generations. We love sharing their stories—the trials and triumphs that allowed them to change the world. That’s why we love Smithsonian.com‘s recent spotlight on Bessie Coleman!

Bessie was an American civil aviator and the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license. Known as “Queen Bess,” she was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892—making 2017 the 125th anniversary of her birth. Her story is incredibly moving and inspiring—click here to learn more about Bessie’s many incredible achievements.

What makes the mysterious whale sharks of Mafia Island so special? Why don’t they migrate? Find out in this video from National Geographic!

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