STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend: September 2

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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 STEAM discoveries from the previous week. It’s fuel for your weekend.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Marvel
Photo credit: Marvel.

Look, we didn’t need another reason to love comic books more than we already do, but here it is—in an effort to inspire and engage young readers, Marvel recently unveiled five special covers promoting STEAM fields. The covers—alternative prints of already-published titles—feature both famous and lesser-known superheroes exploring science, technology, engineering and math. From solving complex math problems to painting self-portraits, it’s great to see STEAM in such a “super” light.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Reuben Wu
Photo credit: Reuben Wu.

Reuben Wu, a Chicago-based photographer, recently photographed SolarReserve‘s Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility in Nevada. While we’re big fans of his previous work, these images are particularly impressive. From glittering stars to brilliant sunsets, the 10,000 mirrored panels reflect the stunning desert sky. Likening the 10,000 mirrored panels to a topographic ocean, Wu considers the SolarResreve to be one of the greatest land art installations ever built. We can’t help but agree.

STEAM to Fuel Your Weekend - Bot Party

There’s no party like a bot party, and this Bot Party Hackathon is right up our alley. Taking place at Austin’s The Off Center, this 48-hour event melds and mixes theater arts and technology to produce collaborative, open-source projects. Attendees are encouraged to bring projects, ideas and inspiration, and escorted children are welcome at any point. Make it a point to drop by!

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