Science/ Medical

Partial Eclipse Leads To Total Nerdfest

by Brian Slattery | Aug 21, 2017 6:54 pm | Comments (1)

As the sun’s light turned from a bright yellow to a wan, extraterrestrial orange, thousands gathered Monday afternoon on the lawn of Leitner Observatory on Prospect Street. They had come with tinted glasses, telescopes modern and replica, sunspotters, and homemade pinpoint projectors to observe a partial solar eclipse.

They had brought their science-themed T-shirts (“Spin Galactic”; “Stand Back—I’m Going to Try Science”). They made a party in the middle of the day where the small talk was peppered with discussions of the mechanics of the various viewing devices they had brought, and the astronomical trajectories that had aligned to make the event happen.

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The Magic Of Science

by Crystal R. Emery | Apr 27, 2017 7:13 am

Crystal R. Emery of STEM submitted the following article:

In 2015, President Barack Obama said, “[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world.”

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Girls Get Their Code On

by Lucy Gellman | Apr 26, 2017 2:25 pm

Lucy Gellman PhotoTayrene Rodriguez jumped into programming headfirst when she learned that she would be building, attaching wires to, and writing code for a robot from scratch. Emiya Pearse didn’t, but found that her four teammates helped her get through it.

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