I’m SO excited (proud, really), to give you our first STEM issue!
As many of you know, my degrees are in Math and Computer Science, and I know just how beautiful and amazing our STEM principles can be.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. – Albert Einstein
My hope is that this issue gets you thinking differently! Or tackling a problem in a slightly different way. It would be amazing if this issue does that for you!
For me, I tried something new with this issue and I’ve done our first video tutorial! There are SO MANY things that I’ll do differently next time, but for now you can go see our Double Yarn Over (DYO) Video Tutorial!
[S]cience gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov
My challenge to all of you is to make an effort to lessen this reality.
Just try this – for a month, tackle one thing per day in a different way. Just one thing. We all know the power of making something a habit, and this one could help yourself and also the others around you!
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke
This doesn’t have to be the case! Just try to understand something that’s foreign to you a bit more. It’s all around you – the TV, radio, microwave, car, yarn dyeing, the material in stitch markers – and I could go on (and on). Ask questions, be curious and just be a bit more knowing.
There is nothing I believe more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. – Bill Nye
It’s all our responsibilities to get kids into STEM. Every one of our designers here had someone in their lives who encouraged them, made them curious or pushed them to do just a bit more.
Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution. –Anonymous
How cool is that? It tells us that there isn’t any challenge that can’t be resolved. Just remember that the next time you’re dealing with a problem. And, don’t shy away from asking someone else. The fresh perspective might be just the thing you need!
A Final Wish
Read through our special issue and think about the ways you can add STEM into your life. This way, you can truly Craft Smarter!