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Archive for August 2013

Mayim Bialik and TI Team Up to Teach Math and Science…With Zombies

See Angela Watercutter’s piece in Wired profiling how TI is teaming up with actress and scientist Mayim Bialik, of Blossom and The Big Bang Theory fame, to give teachers a new tool for teaching math and science: zombies. Bialik, who holds a PhD in neuroscience, has helped TI develop a program that uses models of zombie outbreaks to teach…

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Sally Ride receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today, President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor.  This award is presented to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”  Among this…

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Back to School Tips

This article from Lifehacker has some great tips for preparing for back to school.  Of course, we would add one more: Download Sabotage at the Space Station to refresh your math skills and get a jump start on math for this year! http://lifehacker.com/four-things-you-should-do-now-to-get-ready-for-back-to-1071777938?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

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NASA Needs More Women, Top Official Says

“The U.S. space agency is in need of more women among its ranks, NASA’s second-in-command said last week during a panel on women in space.” See more at: http://www.space.com/22175-nasa-needs-women-sally-ride.html#sthash.4bwl6oMc.dpuf

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