Arduino Taking Over Ownership of Google Science Journal

August 5, 2020 Perry Cohen

Google announced that its Google Science Journal is transferring from Google to Arduino, September 2020. Google is transferring ownership of its open source project to Arduino due to its experience with the Science Journal and its proven commitment to open source and hands-on science.

Per a company press release, the Google versions of the app will officially cease support and updates on, 11 December, 2020, with Arduino continuing all support and app development moving forward.

Included in Arduino’s Science Journal will be support for Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense Board and the MKR WiFi 1010 board – which includes the Arduino Science Kit. This allows students to conduct and document science experiments and record observations on mobile devices.

“The Science Journal’s core principles of enabling children to learn interactively, in a safe and inclusive environment, are totally aligned with Arduino’s philosophy and approach to education,” said CEO of Arduino Fabio Violante in the release. “Taking on the next generation of the Science Journal, we can continue providing the essential tools for STEAM classes that develop with students as they progress through school and university, preparing them for a successful future.”

The Science Journal will continue to be both free and open source once the transfer is complete. Updates and new features will be added over time. The program will be available via iOS and Android.

For more information, visit https://sciencejournal.withgoogle.com/

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Perry Cohen

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com. Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21.

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