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  • Welcome to a new kind of STEM program!

    At The Shoulders of Giants (TSoG), we believe that becoming a scientist or engineer is more than just an occupation – it is a way of life. Our programs challenge our students to push beyond their limits and discover a new way of looking at the world. It is not enough for our students to simply remember and reproduce content in our programs - we expect them to acquire new skills, apply them, and produce their own solutions. Learning to do this can be intimidating at first - it is a muscle that is not often exercised in school - but with practice, it will become second nature.

    Our programs guide students through both professional and personal growth. We are extremely proud of the welcoming laboratory culture that our team has cultivated; in our Dallas Lab, you will find encouragement you need to approach science and engineering with the kind of passion and intensity that can change the world. Now, for the first time ever, beginning fall of 2018, students across the globe can step into this laboratory through a cutting-edge Virtual Mentorship program! It is an accessible, affordable opportunity that you won't want to pass up.

    No matter your age or background, there is something of value at The Shoulders of Giants for everyone. We hope to share the thrill of scientific discovery with you very soon!


    Steven J. Foland, PhD

    President | The Shoulders of Giants, Inc.

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  • The Shoulders of Giants is proud to offer world-class science and engineering mentorship. This hands-on program is available throughout the academic year both in-person and in a cutting-edge virtual laboratory environment. Throughout the program, high school students will develop a broad foundation of practical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

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  • The Shoulders of Giants exists to share the thrill of scientific discovery! From day trips to public expos, our mission is to bring opportunities to experience science and engineering first-hand to all students of all ages. Click here to find a free public event near you!

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  • The Shoulders of Giants offers challenging, immersive programs designed to provide high school students with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about their future career paths. Through hands-on activities and guided instruction, students are exposed to exciting, high-impact fields.

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  • More Science Fair Success!

    We are very pleased to announce some additional science fair successes by TSoG Mentorship students! Copernicus student Avaniko Asokkumar and his partner Prakul Singh who attend Vandeventer Middle School in Frisco were selected to advance to the regional science fair. Their project looked at the ability of the slime mold Physarum polycephalum to optimize paths between multiple sources of food, based on the size of the food source. Slime molds are a group of single celled eukaryotic organisms that can aggregate together to form multicellular structures. Physarum polycephalum can exist as a single celled amoeba or as plasmodium, giant multinucleated cells that forms vein-like networks. When in the plasmodium state, the organism can solve complex mazes to reach a food source. Kepler Student Snehith Rayavaram and his partners Dhruva Rao and Karthik Naidu won first place in the materials science category at Plano East Senior High School. Snehith and his team had an engineering goal of [...]

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  • How do you read a strand of DNA?

    To carry on with the theme of DNA, I thought today we would talk about a process downstream from PCR – Sequencing! Sequencing is the process of determining the order of the four base pairs in a DNA strand. There are three primary methods of DNA sequencing: Sanger sequencing, Next-generation sequencing, and third generation sequencing methods. Sanger sequencing was the first major breakthrough in reliable DNA sequencing. Developed in 1977 by Frederick Sanger, Sanger sequencing relies on a method called chain termination. Sanger sequencing shares some similarities to PCR. Like PCR, Sanger sequencing requires A DNA template, a primer, and DNA polymerase. However unlike PCR, Sanger sequencing uses only one primer which is complimentary to the forward strand of the template DNA. Therefore, the DNA polymerase will only amplify the main strand – since DNA strands are complimentary we only need to know the sequence of one strand, so this is not a problem. Another difference is that[...]

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  • Upcoming Event Highlights



    October - Virtual Mentorship Class

    The third class in the Analog Electronics unit working with semiconductors. Virtual Mentorship students should join the live stream 15 minutes before class.  



    October - Virtual Mentorship Class

    The 4th class in the Analog Electronics unit, we have updated our AV system to make the stream easier to see and more interactive as well. We are working on the basics of semiconductor devices including diodes.  



    Analog Electronics - Session 2 - Semiconductor Devices (Polk Wisdom Library)

    Where: Polk Wisdom Library 
    When: Saturday October 27th from 2-5pm
    Note: Students must be registered: Register Here

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