Category archives for Education

Whitney Houston’s Legacy, A Life Too Short

Photo source. Such sad news today – Whitney Houston died at the young age of 48. I have always enjoyed, and admired, her soaring soulful voice. What will her legacy be?

SpongeBob: The Jig is Up!

SpongeBob, that iconic, impossible character living in a pineapple under the sea. You’ve been living a lie, you know?

OpenYale courses. Looking for free, open source learning materials about any subject, from top experts in the world? I used to think that MIT’s OpenCourseWare and Yale’s OpenYale courses were a “one stop shopping” source for this, until I came across this stunning, worldwide, multi-lingual collection of course materials.

Down Syndrome’s Dolls. One of this year’s top finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search is a High School student studying self image of children with Down’s Syndrome, using dolls.

Frequent Flyer Miles of Publishing?

Photo by Nicolas Genin. 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) In the touching film “Up in the Air,” Ryan Bingham played by George Clooney has an ambition of earning ten million frequent flyer miles, for which he: receives an instant upgrade: a personally engraved metal card that will allow him to directly access his own private…

Photo source. Gender gaps are a persistent challenge in cultures across the globe, whether it is a gap of income or educational achievement. Is it a dream that the gap can be erased?

Building a résumé that gets an employer’s attention is serious business. Most employers need to be convinced that the candidate can be flexible and is an effective communicator. I have reviewed many résumés over the years, and this one is likely the most unusual.

Photo source. Young ladies proudly displaying tattoos do not typically bring to mind a neuroscientist or a passionate advocate for science education, but that’s the point.

HuffPost Science Off to a Good Start

Yes, I am well aware of skeptics of The Huffington Post, especially in coverage of science, medicine and technology. Skepticism is a healthy process in science. So let’s look at the facts.

Questions for a Rocket Scientist Congressman

Photo source. By Tom Briglia. Dr. Eric Brown from IBM Research preps four members of congress – Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.) – for an exhibition game against IBM’s Watson on Monday. If you had a chance to sit down with Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), referred to as…