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Students spark discussion about the “Culture of STEM”

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016

SPARC [conversations], a student group, held its first-ever scholarship competition on Nov. 12. The event began with a TED Talk-style conference that featured 12 speakers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, and culminated with SPARC [scholarships], an event which featured six student speakers c...

SPARC [conversations] sparks speeches of minority experience in STEM

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

October 28, 2016

SPARC [conversations] will host the first scholarship competition after its second annual TED Talk-style fall conference on Nov. 12. The conference will be from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and the scholarship competition will follow, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center. A young organization...

Nguyen: On Amy Tan and STEM careers

Phuong Nguyen

October 7, 2016

When I was young, my teachers taught me two rules to survive in school: First, the teachers are always right, and second, if they are wrong, go back to rule one. Teachers are the authority figures that you don’t want to mess with. Growing up with those two rules, I tend to have the habit of agreeing w...

Parr: The perks of being a non-STEM major

Parr: The perks of being a non-STEM major

Sarah Parr, Columnist

September 16, 2016

“I’m majoring in biomedical engineering.” “I’m biology, possibly pre-med.” “I’m mech-E, pre-law.” If you haven’t heard these phrases at least a few (hundred) times in the last couple of weeks you might wanna book the next flight to Cleveland, because you probably aren’t at Ca...

Jawhari: On rethinking the size of our STEM

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

September 2, 2016

National academics, for the past decade, have been characterized by a conscious, if not combative, effort to boost the size of the American STEM—that is, our science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. As an institution for higher learning, Case Western Reserve University is a s...

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