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Students spark discussion about the “Culture of STEM”

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...

SPARC [conversations] sparks speeches of minority experience in STEM

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...

Nguyen: On Amy Tan and STEM careers

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...

Parr: The perks of being a non-STEM major

Parr: The perks of being a non-STEM major
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...

Jawhari: On rethinking the size of our STEM

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...

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