Among the main challenges facing women in STEM fields are factors associated with marital and parental status. Women Ph.D.s are far more likely to be unmarried than male Ph.Ds., Sassler said; those who are married and have children spend fewer hours on their academic work, on average, and bear greater responsibility for housework and child care than their male counterparts.
When we think about taking medicines, we imagine popping a pill, or perhaps receiving a shot or IV. Those methods target the chemical pathways of our bodies. But a new approach to medicine would instead leverage the electrical signals that govern many of our bodies' functions.
Choosing a Purchasing Model: BYOD vs. District-Purchased Devices -- There are generally two purchasing models: The district pays, or families pay (bring your own device/BYOD). In some instances, I've seen a cost-sharing model. BYOD has its supporters and opponents.
“A disaster.” “Largely gaming devices.” “Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible.” “WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!” These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching.
Two other reasons for the spread of malware in advertising include the complexity of ad networks and a lack of accountability, says Jonathan Voris, an assistant professor of computer science at the New York Institute of Technology. When a user visits an ad-sponsored site, "at least a dozen different websites are contacted in order to serve up that advertising content," he says.
In the last two years, there has been a perfect storm on the topic of student data privacy. The role of technology within schools expanded at an unprecedented rate, general awareness of consumer data security and breaches increased, and student databases at the state or national level were established or proposed, which drew great public scrutiny and fear.
When Google introduced its Google Glass smart glasses four years ago, it turned to Glass-sporting sky divers buzzing a San Francisco convention center, Glass-adorned models at a glitzy fashion show and a Twitter campaign to notify early "Glass Explorers" of their luck in snagging a pair.
Love science? Then you'll really love Google’s new app.
In 2012, the White House put out a call to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million. Since then, hundreds of thousands of science students have started down the path toward a STEM career.
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world's first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts. The operation took much longer than expected, stretching over three days in all. But victory, when it came, was sweet.