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REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge

Who is your STEM Superstar? There are countless heroes and heroines in STEM who amaze and inspire us, innovators and creative thinkers who stand out from the crowd as brave leaders in their fields. For this year’s educational video challenge, pick a pioneer in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics and teach us about her/him. This person can be current or historical, and must have (or is having) a significant impact on advancing STEM fields. Your STEM superstar may be an inventor, researcher, scientist, experimenter, tester of boundaries, writer, engineer, mathematician, or anything in between! And to keep learning interesting and engaging, we encourage you to dress in costume, present a living diorama, perform a skit, teach a virtual classroom, or any method that appeals to an audience of your peers.



Founding Mother of Software


For this year's REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge, we've decided to talk about Margaret Hamilton, an inspiration to all on our team! Not only was she an exceptional developer, but she's went against norms and actually was the one who inspired our programmer to start programming. Being large fans of Margaret Hamilton, it's only fitting for her to be our STEM superstar with her great achievements. From software engineering to equality within the STEM work space, we hope to become as accomplished as she is!

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4073A's Educational Video


This is Team 4073A's educational video on Carl Friedrich Gauss, a famous mathematician. Thanks for watching. 

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STEM Educational Video- Nicolas Joseph Cugnot...


My name is Kent Romo. I am doing this video for Vex Robotics. This video is about Nicolas Joseph Cugnot. He was one of the most influencial people in all stem history. 

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Margaret Hamilton: Queen of Software Engineering


A condensed biography of Margaret Hamilton, queen of software engineering

Created for the REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge 2018

Team 3388NaCl
Amy Han
Daxton Louie
Anaïs Rojas Vélez
Nolan Wong

Moody Tunes 1 - Peter Sandberg (provided by Epidemic Sound)

Edited using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition

Thank you REC Foundation for making this competition possible

Don't forget to vote for our entry!


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UCSA2 Educational Video


We are the UCSA2 team (id: UCSA1)

   For this video, we choose as our hero DENNIS RITCHIE, who is one of the most important characters in the modern technological world.

  He is the creator of the programming language "C".

   It's our first year in the competition, where what we liked most was the programming.

   It is the basic and the DNA of all...

12J STEM Educational Video


As an all girls robotics team, our STEM super star Sally Ride is especially inspiring. Not only was she a pioneer astronaut, Sally Ride embarked on a life long mission to destroy stereotypes surrounding women in STEM. 

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Alfred Nobel: STEM hero


We are Team 1666R, Renegade Robotics, and this is our submission to the STEM Educational Video Challenge. Our video is about Alfred Nobel, the man who invented dynamite as well as created the Nobel Prize. He is our STEM Superstar because of how he inspires scientists around the world to work hard to this day and achieve their biggest dreams.

  • All photos from Wikimedia Commons
  • Original drawings created with the iPad app Procreate 
  • Map graphic made in Adobe Illustrator
  • Editing with Final Cut...
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Hedy Lamarr: The Rise of a Genius


We are team 687D. The STEM superstar we chose is Hedy Lamarr. She is best known as an actress. She considered her beautiful face a curse because of all the heartbreak she felt because of it. But what people didn't know at the time is that she was a genius. She invented Frequency Hopping, which is used today in WIFI, Bluetooth, and GPS. George Antheil, a music composer best known at the time, worked with Hedy to figure out the technology and later made a patent.

The video is a few seconds below three minutes and the credits are less than fifteen seconds. The video...

The Queen of Nuclear Fission- 7983W


This is  Team 7983W's educational video on Dr. Chien- Shiung Wu, a STEM Superstar. 

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9364D's Poor Richard


Benjimen Franklin discovered electricity in lightning with a kite and wire. He began the modern advancement of technology as we know it today by taking a chance in a storm in the black of night. This video demonstrates a picture of what happened to begin the circle of enlightenment surrounding electricity and how we feel Ben Franklin influenced the world today as he became our STEM superstar.

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STEM Educational Video Challenge: Roberta Bondar


We are team 114T, Lone Wolf Robotics. Our video is about Roberta Bondar, a STEM Superstar from our hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. She is an inspiration for local students, especially females seeking a career in STEM. 

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Alan Turing;STEM superstar


Entry for 2018 STEM educational video. A condensed version of what Alan Turing has done for stem fields

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STEM Video Challenge 90241D


When you first think of NASA’s history, the instant image probably appears in your mind is of rockets being launched or the men landing on the moon. Behind the beauty and wonders of space, there are brilliant, intelligent, and curious minds. One of these masterminds is Margaret Hamilton.

We are 90241D, Warren Warbots from Warren High School in Downey, California. Thanks for watching! 

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Momentum and Impulse


Video about basic the mathematics describing momentum and impulse.

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Ways That Robot Can Move


Since most VEX related videos focus on more advanced aspects of robot, we decided do start from the basics in order to build a strong foundation for students; thus, we created a video about the different ways robots can move for VEXiq which is the introduction to robotics for many starters.

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Colored Women in STEM


A look at significant colored women in the history of STEM and how their contributions affect us today. 

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Sir Issac Newton


This is our educational Video on the father of modern physics, Sir Issac Newton.

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Elon Musk: A True STEM Superstar


Elon Musk is very well known in today's society, but most don't understand the massive impact he has on the world. He is currently improving upon things such as transportation and space exploration, and he will continue to pour out hard work into those projects until the day he dies. 278H agrees that Elon Musk has gained a lot of attention, but needs more recognition for the marvelous works he has acheived.

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This is team 4142's submission into the REC Foundation STEM Education Challenge. This year we were fortunate to meet up with Thomas Edison, who gave us the intense poetry recital of his achievements and ideas; we hope you enjoy his company as much as we did!

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Ellen Stofan - NASA Chief Scientist, STEM Super...


REC Foundation STEM Educational Video Challenge Online Challenge submission by Paige Spodick - VEX Robotics Competition Team WalshBots  9791C 
Video about STEM Super Star Ellen Stofan NASA Chief Scientist


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Hedy Lamarr


Our chosen technological inventor for this years challenge was Hedy Lamarr, the pioneer of WiFi and Bluetooth!

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The Nuclear History of J. Robert Oppenheimer


My STEM superstar is J. Robert Oppenheimer. I guess you can say he was the bomb... 

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Our STEM Hero: Maryam Mirzakhani


Here is our video about Maryam Mirzakhani! Hope you enjoy


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