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AAAS analysis finds Congress would add billions to FY 2008 R&D investment
...ts for the three ACI agencies; support science and math
education programs; authorize programs to encourage U.S. students to pursue S&T careers; and create a new DOE agency to fund high-risk, high-reward energy research. Biomedical advances: Lawmakers in both chambers would add more than $1 billion to t...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
... for the sake of aesthetics. We have harnessed the math
and physics necessary to generate realistic images...g roadblock and describes a way to use theoretical math
and physics to generate realistic computer graphics of materials that absorb some light and are not ...
Bull's-eye -- Programs targeting math, science teacher shortage may get boost
HOUSTON, July 17, 2007 -- Painting a target on the math
and science teacher shortage, the National Math an...five-year period to establish their own successful math
and science teacher-training programs. UH already has a head start with its teachHOUSTON teacher...
Computer science professor awarded $400,000 from National Science Foundation
...ved her bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in math
and computer science from Free University of Berlin and completed her post doctoral research at The University of Arizona in Tucson. Earlier this month, she was the recipient of UTSAs 2007 President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Research A...
BCM, Rice make major advance in structural biology
...e possible ways a protein might flex and bend. The math
is used in conjunction with information captured via X-ray crystallography, a technique in which protein crystals are bombarded with X-rays, producing a diffraction pattern that reveals the precise three-dimensional arrangement of every atom in the p...
UD chemical engineer receives NSF career award
...chmond, Va., Epps said he was always interested in math
and science. Although his father is a retired chemistry professor and his mother is an accounting professor, they never pushed him to pursue their respective fields. What really turned on his interest in scientific research, particularly in polymers,...
AAAS, National School Boards Asso. join in historic effort to improve science, math & tech education
...rfectly with that. Content expertise with science, math
and technology is something that we dont have a lot of experience with, and thats the value of working with AAAS. Villani called the collaboration historic. AAAS is deeply engaged in promoting and improving science-related education at every level,...
NJIT receives NSF grant to improve math, science and technology education in Newark High Schools
...rt and infuse computational methods and tools in a math
and science context into high school classrooms in...planning and designing standards and inquiry-based math
and science lessons, learning how to relate measurable learning objectives to student work products ...
'Generalist' genes linked to a variety of learning disorders
...e 'generalist' genes can be linked to language and math
disorders, and even spatial and memory functions. Environment does play a role in learning disorders, but more so in determining what type of learning disorder may develop. "Because we now know that environmental factors are 'specialists', these f...
Educators in Georgia and Maryland earn top 2006 Mentoring Awards from AAAS
...of three African American women to receive PhDs in math
from Maryland in the same year, noted that the achievement received considerable media attention. "However, humble Dr. Johnson remained in the background, never mentioning the important role he played in our success," she said, describing him as "com...
Physicist S. James Gates, Jr. receives AAAS award
...Gates says he developed an interest in physics and math
when he was about eight years old and his father brought home a book about space travel. "And in this book I learned that the stars in the sky were not just lights but places to go," Gates said. "And suddenly my universe got very much larger." He lea...
EO Lawrence Award goes to 8 scientists and engineers
... need for increased emphasis on basic research and math
and science education programs." The Lawrence Award was established in 1959 to honor the memory of the late Dr. Lawrence who invented the cyclotron (a particle accelerator) and after whom two major Energy Department laboratories at Berkeley and Liv...
NJIT awarded $1.1M NSF grant to change way inner-city students learn
...E, as all NJIT summer programs do, makes difficult math
and science concepts relevant, memorable and fun. ...
Duke geologist's book assails unrealistic mathematical models
... assumptions are wrong, it doesn't matter what the math
does," said Pilkey, a retired professor at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. "Since scientists now have computers on their desks that can do all kinds of sophisticated calculations, they have been saying 'give us enough ...
AAAS applauds nationwide science and math standards based on existing guidelines
...identify a uniform and coherent set of science and math
standards because a sound knowledge base already e..., nationwide U.S. content standards in science and math
would be developed by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), with public input. States choo...
On the golf tee or pitcher's mound, brain dooms motion to inconsistency
...he mind plans motion. An analogy might be to doing math
problems. Someone who has studied will find it easier to solve a new problem than someone who has not prepared. Given the endemic nature of movement variability, the research doesn't point to any definitive means for combating it. In their paper, th...
Mysterious 'neural noise' actually primes brain for peak performance
...ter Thomas Bayes who founded the unusual branch of math
150 years ago. Pouget says that when we seem to be struck by an idea from out of the blue, our brain has actually just resolved many probabilities its been fervently calculating. "We've known for several years that at the behavioral level, we're 'Bay...
Women's math performance affected by theories on sex differences: UBC researchers
Women perform differently on math
tests depending on whether they believe math-relat...an Dar-Nimrod and Steven Heine explore how women's math
performance is affected by stereotypes that link female underachievement to either genetic or experi...
Rutgers-led group lands $2.55 million to advance high school biology and math
...niversity. The project aims to close a gap between math
and biology instruction in high school courses by ...wever, students who liked biology may have thought math
was irrelevant or too difficult. We need to teach it in a way that engages aspiring biologists." Ro...
Understanding food nutrition labels challenging for many people
...abels, researchers have found that the reading and math
skills of a significant number of people may not be sufficient to extract the needed information, according to an article published in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Using standardized and validated tests for lit...
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