Category Archives: Mathematics

SpaceX Dragon as your aeronautics research topic

Have you heard of SpaceX? Short for Space Exploration Technologies, SpaceX is a leader in the field of commercial space flight. NASA has purchased SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ships to resupply the International Space Station. Recently, the company, headed by Tesla …

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Don’t panic! You can combat math anxiety

Math anxiety affects both your emotional health and academics. It is a feeling of tension, helplessness and loss of self-confidence when approaching a math problem, math equation or math test. Panic attack symptoms include freezing up, sweating or experiencing increased …

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Women in STEM fields: Academics and mentoring

The percentage of women studying STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) in colleges is low—just 19 percent. STEM is often seen in academics as a boy’s club, and many colleges are having trouble attracting and retaining women in science and …

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Science and technology latest: Ships, smartphones, and lunar eclipses

This week in trending news, science and technology have been making headlines on topics from the lunar eclipse and this year’s blood moon frequency, plans by NASA and Lockheed to launch a robotic spacecraft in 2016, the Navy’s christening of …

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Research topic on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: A reboot by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane

On Sunday March 9, 2014, Fox, National Geographic and 9 other networks premiered the 13-part documentary series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” with host, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Produced by Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, the series is an updated version of …

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Core features of a liberal arts education

Often called the most important major in struggling economic times, the liberal arts education combines various academic disciplines that prepare students to thrive in an atmosphere of complexity, diversity and change. It helps students be able to transfer intellectual and …

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Standardized testing cons; colleges are dropping SAT, ACT

A growing number of colleges and universities are abandoning standardized tests in favor of other qualifications for college admission, in an effort to boost college acceptance rates and because SAT scoring is often not a true test of a student’s …

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Liberal arts colleges: Core requirements teach basic skills

Most liberal arts colleges, but not all, have core requirements — classes that you’re required to take before graduation. These requirements typically include a little bit of everything (English, math, science) to give you a well-rounded foundation of academic knowledge …

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