Sunday, April 23, 2017

WOMEN IN TECH

WOMEN IN TECH
dollar bill

When the Treasury Department announced last June that a woman would grace the vignette of a newly designed US$10 bill in 2020 – rather than founding father Alexander Hamilton – there was a groundswell...
Goodbye Zaha

As a luminary in the world of architecture, Zaha Hadid, who died on March 31, was a celebrity whose name, face and buildings are known by millions. But the grief felt by women architects is...
video

One thing is always certain: the best investment parents can make is to provide their children with the best education. Two key factors have influenced the rise of STEM: modern society, and its natural...
Zadie Smith

Known for her explorations of mixed-race communities in England and the U.S., Smith comes to Brown on April 5 as part of the Writers on Writing series. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Zadie Smith, whose novels...
Straight A Students

Demand for innovation is at an all-time high. Innovation is now recognized as being key to economic growth strategies in the United States, Canada and countries in the European Union. As a result, there is...
Stephanie Mitchell

Michelle A. Williams, S.M. ’88, Sc.D. ’91, a distinguished epidemiologist and award-winning educator known for her influential studies of maternal and child health around the world, will become the next dean of the Harvard...
PIU

Problematic Internet Use is now considered to be a behavioral addiction with characteristics that are similar to substance use disorders. Individuals with PIU may have difficulty reducing their Internet use, may be preoccupied with the...
MIT News

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) has selected MIT professor Nancy Leveson as the recipient of its 2016 Vladimir Syromyatnikov – Safety-by-Design Award. The award honors “distinguished individuals who have...
POTUS

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said schools need to offer every student hands-on computer science classes to be better prepared for the workforce. President Obama is right: the next...
Daskalakis, Professor

Constantinos Daskalakis adapts techniques from theoretical computer science to game theory. Daedalus of Crete — who, according to Greek myth, designed the labyrinth that trapped the Minotaur — is one of the oldest symbols of...
Finger tracing and learning

Sydney school kids who used finger tracing fared better with previously unseen geometry and algebra questions, new research has found. Students who trace certain maths problems with a finger are able to solve them more...
Ladies hand

The culture in astronomy, and in science more broadly, needs a major reboot following revelations early this year of another case of harassment against women by a senior male academic. The journal Science revealed earlier...