Photos by Danny Peterson
Did your children get Legos for Christmas? Well, they still have a year to prepare for the next Juneau Economic Development Council’s annual Lego robot competition. It’s part of a statewide education program known as Science Technology Engineering and Science—or “STEM.”
The Fifth Annual Lego League competition was held at Centennial Hall earlier this month, and as KTOO intern Danny Peterson reports, it was a little like stepping onto the set of a TV game show.
- States across the lower 48 will get to see a full solar eclipse Monday, August 21, as the moon slides directly in front of the sun for roughly two minutes. People from all over the world are flocking to towns that will fall under the path of the moon’s shadow.
- A science, technology, engineering, and math program geared towards Alaska Native students has guided one Kodiak local through both middle school and high school. And now, he’s off to college.
- Steve Bannon, who salvaged Donald Trump's presidential campaign but struggled once he reached the West Wing, is out as Trump's chief strategist.
- Kenneth Manzanares, 39, is charged by a federal grand jury with one count of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kristy Manzanares, also 39, aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Southeast Alaska.