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5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

You might believe that academic learning can only occur in a classroom or another structured educational setting. But modern technology—such as the advent of the internet and the ability to upload video to websites like YouTube—has made it possible for students to access detailed lessons anywhere. Enter the online educational video. It can be very beneficial to use online educational videos to learn. The benefits of using these videos can include ease of access, new opportunities for academic growth, and connection to an online learning community. Videos can be the perfect compliment to the courses you’re taking in school, o ... Read More About 5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

What to Know About Pi Day

What to Know About Pi Day

March 14 is a special day on the calendars of mathematicians, math teachers, and math students around the world. Why? It’s Pi Day! An important thing to know about Pi Day is that it’s recognized on 3/14—representing 3.14, the first three constants of the famous irrational number—every year. You don’t have to be a math fan to celebrate…but it certainly helps! Here’s what to know about Pi Day: History of Pi Day Physicist Larry Shaw of the San Francisco Exploratorium is responsible for celebrating the first-ever Pi Day in 1988 with his co-workers. Since then, Pi Day has turned into a national phenomen ... Read More About What to Know About Pi Day

STEM Resources for Students

STEM Resources for Students

So you’re taking a class in one of the four STEM—science, technology, engineering, or math—fields, or maybe a combination of a few. There’s no denying these can be some of the most challenging academic disciplines you’ll encounter during your college career. Yet, that’s no reason to shy away from STEM. In fact, many students enjoy these fields so much that they choose to major in them, perhaps hoping for a career in engineering or to advance on to medical school. The key to doing well in any STEM class is being aware of the resources available to you so you can succeed. There are many places you can turn i ... Read More About STEM Resources for Students

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

If you’ve been looking at medical schools recently, you may already know that many U.S. medical schools have begun encouraging some study of the arts and humanities in their curriculums. Though it may seem that being able to dissect great works of literature is less important than being able to carefully dissect a human cadaver in anatomy, medical schools now argue that an arts education teaches students to treat their “whole” patients, taking into account the patients’ socioeconomic and cultural contexts when deciding upon courses of treatment. If you’re headed to medical school, consider taking some arts classe ... Read More About How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

Why Students Should Care About STEM

Why Students Should Care About STEM

You may balk at the idea of signing up for another math or science course beyond your school’s core requirements, but enrolling in science, technology, engineering, or math classes – even if you aren’t a STEM major – can provide you with skills that are relevant to many types of employment. If your goal after graduation is to land a job in a competitive field, taking another lab course or an advanced calculus class can help bolster your math skills, boost your resume, and attract the attention of prospective employers. There are hundreds of reasons to care about STEM as you move through school and navigate the job marke ... Read More About Why Students Should Care About STEM

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