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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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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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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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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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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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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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