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The Madam Next Door

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Nuts and Bolts: Our Brains on STEM

Courtesy of Flickr member CaptPiper What if you could change not just how much you know, but your actual intelligence? Psychologist Oliver Hill (Virginia State University) believes that special cognitive training can rewire the …

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STEM vs. the Humanities?

We have a way of talking about STEM fields as the opposite of the humanities–but it’s hard to have one without the other.  Debbie Sterling of Goldieblox believes that combining …

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Do the Math

Civil rights activist Bob Moses (The Algebra Project) famously helped organize a voter registration drive in Mississippi that changed the political landscape for the black community. He also believed that …

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Not Your Mother’s Shop Class

Shop class 20 years ago meant hacksaws and hammers, but the shop class of 2013 is about teaching innovation and creation through computer programming, 3D printers, and maybe even Legos. …

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Edna the Engineer: Who Gets to be a Scientist?

In 2009, fewer than 2% of physical science degrees—like physics and chemistry—went to African-Americans. Considering African-Americans make up 12% of the U.S. population, these numbers are shockingly low. And they’re …

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