On April 18, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will be filled with the country’s most brilliant and creative math nerds. Nothing of the kind has been attempted before, possibly out of fear that the nation can’t handle this much awesome in a one-mile radius.
The American Indian Graduate Center was established in 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to provide fellowships to American Indian and Alaskan Native graduate students throughout the United States. Since its founding, it has disbursed more than 16,000 graduate fellowships across disciplines totaling more than $44 million.
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Does that snout say “hangover cure” to you? It does to thousands of people in Asia who rely on traditional medicines made from endangered animals to cure everything from headaches to infertility. In 2014 alone, 1,214 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa, mostly for the Asian market. The practice is unsustainable at best; at worst, it’s catastrophic for the species and their ecosystems alike. Students at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies are devising mathematical methods to crack down on hunters.
From February 10-12, NASA/OSSI will be holding a digital, interactive STEM career and grad school fair for those with stellar ambitions—in space or on the ground. The opportunities are not limited to the space agency.
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There is a lot written about the disparity of women in the STEM fields. Only 19.1% of engineering graduates are women, but even worse, according to an NSF study only 11% of practicing engineers are women. Enter Million Women Mentors, a new initiative to provide women interested in STEM fields with mentorship throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. Continue reading Million Women Mentors Reaches Out to STEM Girls