Monthly Archives: December 2012

Machines or us?

Some people claim that there needs to be a computer or some machine to do this or that for them, and over the years, it seems this agenda has been able to be carried out since many things they used … Continue reading

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Flash human knot untangling at JMM in January

Breaking news! To celebrate the AMS’s 125-year anniversary, we will do a “flash mob”-style event at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego in January. Small groups of 5-6 people will form, reach out and grasp hands to form “human … Continue reading

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STEM Shortage

I recently ran across a cartoon (shown below) illustrating the shortage in the STEM fields. It says that 75% of students gifted in the STEM fields decide to not pursue them in college. They also say that 40% of students … Continue reading

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