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14 Year Old Signs $700,000 MOU for a Drone to Detect and Defuse Land Mines

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:21:26 +0000

Harshwardhan Zala, from Gujarat, India has signed an agreement worth Rs. 5 crore (US$733,940) to explore the possibility of commercial production of a drone created by him which can help in detecting and defusing landmines. Harshwardhan started work on the … Continue reading

PISA Science Education Results Show Singapore, Japan and Estonia Leading

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:41:11 +0000

The most comprehensive comparison of student achievement in math and science around the globe is completed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) focuses on science understanding of 15 year … Continue reading

International Science Research Scholar Grants

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:52:04 +0000

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have announced the International Research Scholars Program which aims to support up to 50 outstanding early career scientists worldwide. The program’s aim is … Continue reading

Funding Sources for Independent Postdoctoral Research Projects in Biology

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 14:53:52 +0000

Here is a nice list of funding sources for independent postdoctoral research projects in biology. Some examples: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Eligibility: Canadian citizens, foreign citizens – so about everybody 🙂 Starting Grants, European Research Council, Europe. “ERC grants are open … Continue reading

MudWatt: Make Power From Mud!

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:04:41 +0000

Keegan Cooke and Kevin Rand created MudWatt kits as a way to engage kids/students with science. From the website: We want to show kids this brighter side of STEM, to empower them to become the great problem solvers of tomorrow. … Continue reading

2014 Ranking of the World’s Best Research Universities

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:36:52 +0000

Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University produces an annual ranking of research universities. The methodology values publications and faculty awards (Nobel and Fields) which belies the focus on ranking research not for example the quality of education provided. You could argue one … Continue reading

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