May 2, 2012

STEM-I-T: MIT has joined forces with Khan Academy on a new initiative, MIT+K12, that invites MIT students to produce 5-10 minute videos on science and engineering subjects for the K-12 audience. Educators can request videos on specific topics; students who receive approval to make them are eligible for financial and hardware support from the university. (The project piloted last fall and currently has over thirty videos from student teams that received $1,000 each.) Videos will be accessible on the MIT+K12 website and YouTube; some will go up on Khan Academy. And the production and instructional quality are fairly impressive, judging by this video on superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic surfaces

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