Friday, June 23, 2017

WOMEN IN TECH

WOMEN IN TECH
STEM

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion highlighting the need for incorporating social sciences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines in order to foster creativity, increase empathy and create a better...

Over the next 25 years, the number of passengers flying through U.S. airport hubs is expected to skyrocket by almost 70 percent, to more than 900 million passengers per year. This projected boom in...
Expert

Some people are dramatically better at activities like sports, music and chess than other people. Take the basketball great Stephen Curry. This past season, breaking the record he set last year by over 40...
Gaming

Although women now make up almost half of all video game players, the gaming community remains, in some ways, hostile toward women. For example, the GamerGate controversy, which began in 2014 and involved a harassment...
Children

The arrival of summer generates excitement. But it could also bring challenges for both parents and educators. Many students experience a loss in math learning during the summer months known commonly as “summer slide.” Students...
Scientist

An increasing policy focus in Australia, and internationally, is on getting young people interested in and studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. One approach being explored is to bring the school STEM curriculum...
Hillary

On June 7, Hillary Clinton won enough pledged delegates to win nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate, the first woman to do so. Three prominent scholars of U.S. electoral politics react. The importance of treating...
college

Across the U.S., many soon-to-be high school graduates are excited to begin college. Over the past decades, rates of college enrollment have increased. In 1950, only 16 percent of young people had at least...
MIT

MIT has formally joined the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, a global partnership of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations working together with the goal of applying a price on carbon emissions, the predominant cause...
Vox Media

Sarah Kliff, deputy managing editor for visuals at Vox, discussed media coverage of the Affordable Care Act and what’s next for health care policy in a March 29 talk at the Shorenstein Center. Kliff has been...

New position created to implement ideas from campus community in concert with Academic Council. Judy “JJ” Jackson has been named as MIT’s diversity and inclusion officer, as part of the Institute’s ongoing effort to address...

Project to provide children with tablets loaded with literacy apps reports encouraging results in Africa, U.S. For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study...