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iRashida: A Tour
iRashida, is a blog written by Rashida Hakim, a junior computer science student at Caltech, where she shares “problems and ponderings in physics and math, with a sprinkle of computer science”. In particular, she is interested in the algorithms used … Continue reading
Mathematical oncology blog posts
In July, The Mathematical Oncology Blog was launched. This community blog, which focuses on mathematical and computational oncology, is looking for contributors. Presently, the blog has several posts and seems to be off to an great start. I find it … Continue reading
On the National Girls Collaborative Project’s blog
In the U.S., March is Women’s History Month. The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to “bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education, K12 Mathematics, Math Education, Mathematics and Computing, people in math, women in math
Tagged Ashley Stenzel, computer science, Émilie du Châtelet, Grace Hopper, National Girls Collaborative Project, physics, Robin Stevens Payes, Women's History Month
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Gold Medal Math
For the past week and a half or so, my computer browser has been finding its way to NBC’s Olympics coverage while I’m supposed to be doing other things. I might have a different answer the next time I watch … Continue reading
Topology in the Limelight
Topology is having a moment. Maybe not as much as this neverending election season or this Pringles “ringle” with 40,000 retweets and counting (seriously, you should go look—it’s a selfsupporting ring of potato chips, need I say more?), but it’s been getting more … Continue reading
Fermi Estimation with Liquid Mercury Splash Fights
The semester is over (sorry, quarter system folks, but you can get your revenge in August and September), and you just want to put your feet up and surf the Internet. Of course, there are lots of ways you might accidentally learn … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Recreational Mathematics
Tagged engineering, estimation, fermi problems, fun math, math, mathematics, physics, Randall Munroe, xkcd
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