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Earning a Brownie Home Scientist badge with Girls Scouts at the Tech Museum

This weekend we took advantage of a very cool partnership program between the Girl Scouts & the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.  Khadija earned her Home Scientist badge with the Girl Scouts by participating in a three-hour science lab where she learned about static electricity, density, and how to blow up a balloon without …

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Why and how our kids spend their summers abroad

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli A missed opportunity Back in the late 90’s, Michigan State University was a pioneer with its Study Abroad program.  For essentially the same price as tuition, students had the opportunity to take classes and experience …

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What if my child doesn’t want to become a doctor?

So in my first post, I explained who had inspired me to start this blog.  If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here. A question I often get asked is….what if she changes her mind?  What if down the road, she decides she wants to be an accountant, astronaut, teacher or a lawyer?  Was …

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Lets start with WHY I created seed2STEM?

Hello!  Let me introduce myself.  My name is Iftikhar.  My wife’s name is Rabia.   We have two wonderful children named Rizwan (age 10) and Khadija (age 7).  We live in lovely Northern California, living the American dream.  Some people roll their eyes at the mention of “American dream”, but as an immigrant to this …

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