Category: science education

No Professor, It Isn’t Obvious.

How reductive language limits students’ learning in STEM classrooms at Columbia. By: Maria MacArdle “But obviously, the rest is self-explanatory.” Your professor puts down the chalk, turns to their notes, and prepares to move to the next topic. Your stomach drops. You look down at the unfinished derivation in your notes and at the QED

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Spread Science: Science for Citizens

Welcome to our new blog series Spread Science, where we will detail a way for you to participate in and promote science. Hopefully, these organisations and projects will keep you entertained over the summer. This time, we are looking at Science for Citizens. Science for Citizens is a social site where members post science projects

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Wikipedia Gets More Legit

Earlier this week, The Society for Neuroscience launched the Neuroscience Wikipedia Initiative, a call for neuroscientists around the world to “harness the power of Wikipedia and support the Society’s mission of promoting public education about neuroscience.” We all know that wikipedia is “not a reputable source.” But I must admit that, when curiosity strikes, wikiing

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