USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Tell us now and we will turn your answers into a beautiful Word Cloud! Deadline to submit is June 30. See the results in the next newsletter!

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Over the next few months, we will create multiple “Word Clouds” aka “Wordles” showcasing your answers to questions relating to science & engineering. On October 23, Satellite Event attendees around the nation will participate in a nationwide Wordle: see it change on our website as people enter their answers!

Wordle.net is toy to create beautiful word clouds from text. The word clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text. So the name of the scientist or engineer entered most frequently will appear the largest…

Here’s what you can do next:
* Submit your answer by June 30 to have it included in the first Wordle!
* Help us spread the word:
– Forward the question and link to your friends or post it on Facebook.
– Collect your students’ answers and enter them into the form.
*Have ideas for questions we should ask the nation? Submit them here.

To find our more about Wordles and to create your own word clouds, go to www.wordle.net

“Whatever is worth saying can be stated in fifty words or less” – Stan Ulam, World-Famous Mathematician

Comments

  1. #1 Ian Kemmish
    June 23, 2010

    Alec Reeves, who came up with the idea of using pulse code modulation for analogue (voice) signals in the 1930’s. Imagine a 21st century in which computers were only thought useful for manipulating text!

  2. #2 Mary
    June 23, 2010

    I suggest we Pharyngulate this with Charles Darwin.

  3. #3 Joanna Pool
    June 23, 2010

    Great suggestions! I hope you have submitted them on the link and tell others to submit their suggestions!

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