Monday, November 20, 2017

S.T.E.M.

S.T.E.M.
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...
Security and children

Keeping kids safe is one job that all parents consider a top priority. And, with potential danger waiting at the next web page, cyberspace isn’t any different. Although the internet has many benefits, it also...
cheating

We have heard a lot of talk about MOOCs, or massive online open courses, over the last couple of years. On the plus side, MOOCs often draw enormous enrollments and are easy to sign...
India's education

With the Indian economy poised to be among the fastest growing economies in the world, there is great demand for world-class engineers to drive domestic value-addition, innovation and make the economy even more competitive...
John Johnson

Fannie Cox Prize awarded to Golovchenko and Johnson Harvard’s Jene Golovchenko, Rumford Professor of Physics and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, and John Johnson, professor of astronomy, have been named the 2015 recipients of...

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, Northwestern University The fallen leaves remind, once again, that the Hunger Games of securing coveted tenure-track academic jobs have begun. This is my second year serving on the Northwestern University Department of Neurobiology...
MIT Chemistry Student

Chemistry major works to address social justice issues. Whenever Alyssa Napier sees a problem, she feels an overwhelming urge to fix it — and she has found plenty of opportunities to problem-solve in pursuit of...

In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut, our national discourse has been full of conversations about Muslims in civic life. Presidential candidates have offered up religious tests as potential...

$1 million National Institutes of Health transfer grant will speed adoption of start-up's interactive graphics devices in schools University of Vermont start-up company E.A.S.Y. LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer...

America's colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars from Michigan State University argues in Science magazine. Melanie M. Cooper and colleagues...
video

Students and teachers alike in all eight Barrow County elementary schools are excited about the future of STEM education opportunities within the system. Check out what the participants of the first 5th grade module...