So Fun Scholarship Awardees

We are awestruck and inspired by the Tony So Fun Scholarship applications from students all around the world! It was a pleasure to read through all of the applications, and really tough making the decisions. We encourage all students to continue to strive toward their goals of the world they imagine. One award was planned to be given for each age category of applicants: ages 13-15, ages 16-18, and ages 19-21. To apply, students had…

So Fun Scholarship announcement

Explore. Protect. Invent. In January of this year we lost a visionary leader and co-founder of Magnitude, Tony So. On this Earth Day we honor his memory by offering the So Fun Scholarship program open to students around the world from ages 13-21. Submissions are open worldwide where 3 awardees may realize their dream in scientific exploration, environmental protection, or scientific invention with a $500 USD scholarship. Applications are open from 1 May through 21…

Sunday is Monday.

Sunday is Monday. I’ve always appreciated the reverse commute. The zag over the zig. What are the days of the week, other than habit or ritual? So here I am, in a wonderful space that can hold many, alone in a serene landscape of reflection. Not without purpose, of course. Sunday in Berkeley is Monday in Sydney, and there are things to do. Today we announce a multi-year engagement with the Powerhouse Museum and the…

Education and Space Communities Lose a Leader

Magnitude.io co-founder and serial entrepreneur Anthony (Tony) So passed away unexpectedly last Sunday at home. A private service is planned later this month. Tony leaves behind his wife Christine, and their two daughters. He was 61. The space and education communities lost an amazing teacher that knew how to meet the learner where they were and knew how to provide just the right level of encouragement. Tony’s algorithm for life was his joie de vivre,…

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** December 16, 2020 Linwood Elementary Teacher Lisa Turney will have her Bitmoji avatar launch to the International Space Station  (BERKELEY, California) – Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami announced today that Linwood Elementary Technology Teacher Lisa Turney from Linwood, Kansas will have her Bitmoji launch to the International Space Station with the ExoLab-8 mission. Tagami remarked, “Lisa Turney will serve as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist leading an extraordinary virtual field trip experience and…

Applications Open to Send a Bitmoji Teacher to Space

Teachers creating virtual classrooms for distance learning can now add the International Space Station to their slide decks with Bitmoji and the project-based ExoLab experience ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** BERKELEY, California (PRWEB) November 12, 2020 EdTech company Magnitude.io, Inc. announced today that its next mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include a Bitmoji teacher as the central character connecting students in all educational settings to an experiment in microgravity for an exhilarating virtual…

Bitmoji in Space!

We are excited to announce a fun project that we did with Bitmoji and the ISS US National Laboratory for Teachers and Students. More poses will come out next week as will more details about how YOU might be able to get you Bitmoji into space on our next mission in February! Stay tuned…     ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Toronto Canada For most teachers, the school year begins by creating an exciting and…

Social Justice

Social Justice

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela  Madison Park High School, Boston, 23 June 1990 We have one planet with a civilization woven of interdepencies. This interconnectedness is needed now more than ever. As a country we’re shouting, but not listening. Hearing, but not speaking. Let us be clear: Black Lives Matter. Today we are reaffirming our commitment to equal and equitable education for everyone....
November with Magnitude.io

November with Magnitude.io

November is a busy month for Magnitude.io!     UNISEC Global I’m currently in Kyushu Japan during a break of the University Space Engineering Consortium annual meeting as I write this post. Student representatives from 36 countries are in attendance to share the work they are doing in CanSats, ground stations, and small satellites. During this event I have had the opportunity to meet with many universities and present the work that we have done…