Mission Engineering Updated Photo Essay One

Welcome to our updated photo essay of USC’s Mission Engineering the the Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.  USC Professor Darin Gray and Kids Talk Radio Science founder Bob Barboza are collaborating on the Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.  Students attended training at USC and worked on projects in various fields of engineering.  In addition, we […]

STEM Projects

STEM Project-Based Learning

Students were excited about working with a real uninhabited island.  When students have a reason to conduct science experiments and to build things, good things happen in the classroom.  This turned out to be a great way to get students excited about studying engineering at the college level.

STEM & STEAM Programs…

STEM & STEAM Programs

Darin Gray works with Bob Barboza on the Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.  Darin is the instructor for the Mission Engineering Program.  Bob Barboza is the instructor for the Kids Talk Radio Student

Backpack STEM & STEAM Journalist Program. 


Teachers from around the started a conversation about collaborating on the Cape Verde Tenth Island International STEM and STEAM Project.


Bob Barboza presented a poster session and spoke to an international audience about the merits of collaborating on the Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.  He message was about recruiting backpack journalists and backpack scientists from around the world.  The main goals are create a new virtual island science center laboratory in which students from around the world can collaborate on STEM and STEAM  project-based learning that can lead to making this world a better place.

Meet Science Teacher Mark Freedman

Mark Freedman was our guest on Kids Talk Radio Science.  Mark teaches biology and marine science at the Animo Leadership Green Dot Charter School in Los Angeles, California. We wanted to visit Mark the day before his annual science fair