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Using The Building of Robots to Engage Students in Learning

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:22:39 +0000

Fundi bots has a mission to use robotics training in African schools to create and inspire a new generation of problem solvers, innovators and change-makers. I believe strongly in this type of effort. We waste so much human potential by … Continue reading

STEM Graduates in the USA: 465,000 Women and 451,000 Men

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:59:58 +0000

STEM baccalaureate degrees in the USA in 2010 (reported by NSF in 2014): Field Women Men Science (including math) 442,000 343,000 Engineering 23,000 108,000 Health 193,000 36,000 Total 658,000 486,000 If you exclude health, women still lead 465,000 to 451,000. … Continue reading

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Available Online

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:04:31 +0000

The Feynman Lectures on Physics are now available to read online. They are a great collection of lectures covering physics and touching on many areas including: the Mechanisms of Seeing, Semiconductors and Algebra. This is a fantastic resource for learning … Continue reading

Starting a Career in Science to Fight Cancer

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:42:32 +0000

Keven Stonewall Preventing Colon Cancer from VNM USA on Vimeo. Keven Stonewall is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison working to prevent colon cancer. Related: I Always Wanted to be Some Sort of Scientist – High School … Continue reading

Pedal Powered Washing Machine

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:07:33 +0000

It is very easy to forget billions of people alive today do not have access to electricity, clean water and things like washing machines at home. As I have said before I love appropriate technology. Even more than that I … Continue reading

Learn About Biology Online

Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:13:15 +0000

Very cool site for learning about biology. I have tried the courses offered by Coursera but they are too structured for my taste. I want to be able to learn at my pace and dip into the areas I find … Continue reading

Pew Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:37:11 +0000

The Pew Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz is a simple 13 question quiz to get a very simple look at scientific understanding in society. Obviously these types of quizes are just extremely simple views, still it is interesting to see … Continue reading

Scientists Don’t Look Like They Do in Movies

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:48:03 +0000

The Myth of the Scientist: Crystal Dilworth at TEDxYouth@Caltech Scientists don’t fit the stereotypical mold some people think they do. It doesn’t take much to replace those views. The main point, in my opinion, is to let kids know they … Continue reading

Many Great, Free, Online Courses in Science, Engineering and More

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:08:43 +0000

The video, above, provides an overview of an online course, Calculus: Single Variable, via coursera from the University of Pennsylvania. This course provides a brisk, entertaining treatment of differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and applications … Continue reading