Gender bias can be illustrated using a simple Google exercise. Type into Google Translate: “She is a scientist. He is a nurse.” Translate it into a language that does not have gender pronouns, such as Georgian or Turkish. When it comes back in English, the result shown after automatic translation is: “He is a scientist. […]

# Archives for September 2019

## Education as empowerment: students turn to education for healing – SFU News – Simon Fraser University News

By Karin Pokrishevsky Undergraduate students Laura Gutierrez Funderburk and Anne Peirce harnessed their SFU education to find healing while extending support to others in need. Their resilience and dedication to the SFU community have earned them SFU’s 2019 Terry Fox Gold Medal Award. Gutierrez Funderburk and Peirce will be awarded a $5,000 prize, a gold […]

## Declining Math Scores Noted Among Grade School Students Across The Region – Barrie 360 – Barrie 360

Some ups and downs following the latest batch of EQAD testing among Simcoe County school students, while results remain under the provincial norms. Simcoe County District School Board Testing on Grade 3 students shows a continued decline in the level of reading, writing, and mathematics among students. All three skill sets sit below provincial averages. […]

## Finalists Announced in Breakthrough Junior Challenge – Space Ref

Finalists Announced in Breakthrough Junior Challenge Press Release From: Breakthrough Prize Foundation Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 The Breakthrough Prize Foundation today announced the top finalists in the fourth annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a group of 15 impressive students from around the world who have created short videos about big ideas in science or math; as […]

## UPSC Recruitment 2019: Online Applications invited for various posts, Check Details Here – Jagran Josh

UPSC Recruitment 2019 Notification Out for various posts. Candidates with requisite qualification and experience can apply by 17 October 2019. UPSC Recruitment 2019 UPSC Recruitment 2019: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for recruitment to the post of Scientist, Assistant Director, Drugs Inspector, Medical Officer. Interested candidates can apply to the posts through […]

## National Museum of Mathematics Appoints Research Mathematician and Puzzle Master Dr. Peter Winkler Second Distinguished Chair for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics – PR Web

NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 03, 2019 The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) announces the appointment of research mathematician and puzzle master, Dr. Peter Winkler, as MoMath’s second Distinguished Chair for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics beginning September 1, 2019. Dr. Winkler will launch “A Year of Puzzles” with exciting public programs at MoMath for all […]

## How Collaboration Unlocks Learning and Lessens Student Isolation – KQED

Uri at first asked the other mathematics faculty what they thought the reason was. They came up with a range of reasons: perhaps African American students came into the university with lower math scores or an insufficient mathematical background; perhaps they were from less wealthy homes. None of these suggested reasons were correct. What Uri […]

## Applied Math — an ‘Oddity’ in its Field — Continues to Evolve at UC Merced | Newsroom – UC Merced University News

Math at UC Merced isn’t exactly like math at most other universities. Sure, there are parabolas and equations, orders of operations and cosines, but at this campus, those lead into topics such as Mad Cow Disease, coral photosynthesis and a crab’s sense of smell. The Department of Applied Mathematics is increasingly being recognized for its […]

## Ramsey Student Honored With Engineering Award – Patch.com

RAMSEY, NJ — A local high school student has received an award for her work in mathematics and science. Ava Sciubba is a junior at Immaculate Heart Academy. She was among several students honored at the school’s honors convocation for their academic achievements. Sciubba received an award from the George Washington University School of Engineering […]

## Teacher’s ‘Ramanujan’ test now Sangrur’s showpiece – The Indian Express

Devi Dyal in class. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh) In December 2013, with the board exams approaching, a mathematics teacher from a government high school in Benara village of Punjab’s Sangrur district had a brainwave: organise a test for students of Class 9 and Class 10 of his school to spark interest in the subject. […]

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