Articles tagged with Science

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

ACT Science: 40 questions, 35 minutesA lot of students worry about the science section of the test because they don’t feel very comfortable with science classes. Good news!  You do not have to memorize any formulas from biology, chemistry, physics, or any other science class.  Almost every last piece of information you need to know for this section can be found in the graphs and charts provided for each passage. Consider familiarizing yourself with this format ahead of time with ACT practice tests. There are three types of passages in the science section:  Charts and Graphs These passages will have very little writing ... Read More About How To Prep For The ACT Science Section

How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM programs) have historically been the toughest majors, with science and engineering leading the way, according to an article in the New York Times. However, the STEM fields also have the largest potential to boost America’s economy, and that is why President Obama is placing a major emphasis on these programs. But, it’s not going to be easy. Politicians and educators have been trying to improve students’ test scores in the STEM fields for years, and they are running out of ideas. Currently, American students trail behind many foreign countries in STEM fields, and Washington is ... Read More About How To Succeed In Science And Engineering

Stanford Offers Free Artificial Intelligence Class Online

Stanford Offers Free Artificial Intelligence Class Online

Two Stanford professors have announced that they will offer a free online class on artificial intelligence, according to an article in the New York Times. Stanford professors, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig – two of the world’s best-known artificial intelligence experts – will teach the course. Over 112,000 and counting people have already enrolled in the class, which is nearly six times the entire Stanford student body. Students range from high school to retirees, and the course will represent students from 175 countries. Thrun and Norvig said that they will teach this course as part of an education experiment ... Read More About Stanford Offers Free Artificial Intelligence Class Online

Why Science Fairs Are Important

Why Science Fairs Are Important

K-12 level science fairs across the U.S. are facing hard times. Lack of funding and resources has left many fairs on their last legs.   A recent article in The New York Times reports on the state of science fairs, from the more well known Siemens Competition and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, to more local ones such as the Greater St. Louis Science Fair.  Just as athletes are trained while young, and nurtured throughout their middle school and high school years, those who have a curiosity about how the world around them works should also have those same resources.  The importance o ... Read More About Why Science Fairs Are Important

The American Job Market

The American Job Market

Current college seniors (2010 graduating class) are finding it much easier to land jobs than the preceding 2009 class, according to an article in the New York Times.             2009 was one of the worst job-seeking years in history for college seniors. However, the National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that 5 percent more college seniors are finding jobs in 2010, compared to 2009.             Employers are looking for accounting, engineering, computing and mathematics majors, according to Edwin Koc, resear ... Read More About The American Job Market