Monday, May 1, 2017

WOMEN IN TECH

WOMEN IN TECH

Many pressing issues have been calling for attention these days – the unprecedented increase in mortality rates among white Americans, the Black Lives Matter movement and the upending of the Republican Party. At the root...

School boards have often been portrayed as old-fashioned and dysfunctional, so much so that some school reform leaders have advocated for eliminating school boards altogether. It is no surprise then that school board elections have...
STEM

Sapna Cheryan, University of Washington Many science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas now show a gender parity – women earn about half of the undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and mathematics. This, however, is...

It’s not exactly beating something into someone’s head. More like tapping it into the side. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a system that teaches people Morse code within four hours using...
Media

Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines, and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations but is evident today...

Note: Next Workshop Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Sign up here.  The VEDC Women’s Business Center (WBC-LA.org) and TechinAmerica continues its free seminar series on web pages for entrepreneurs, presented by Porya Fard aka 'PK'. Talk about getting...
education

Brian Herman, University of Minnesota and Claudia Neuhauser, University of Minnesota The United States is at a crossroads with respect to many societal issues – think about the challenges of improving human health, eradicating hunger,...

There are often substantial gaps between the idealized and actual versions of those people whose work involves providing a social good. Government officials are supposed to work for their constituents. Journalists are supposed to...
MicroMasters

MITx expands reach of MicroMasters in supply chain management with new paths to a master’s degree.Watch Video In October 2015, MIT launched the MITx MicroMasters credential, which enables online learners to take a semester’s worth...
Brain

Imagine infusing thousands of wireless devices into your brain, and using them to both monitor its activity and directly influence its actions. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, and for the moment...
cybersecurity

Each morning seems to bring new reports of hacks, privacy breaches, threats to national defense or our critical infrastructure and even shutdowns of hospitals. As the attacks become more sophisticated and more frequently perpetrated...
Seymour

A man who was arguably the most influential educator of the last 50 years – though he was not widely known to the American public – died on July 31. A respected mathematician and...