Monthly Archives: February 2018

women

Meeting showcases women in data science

In 2015, Margot Gerritsen, director of Stanford’s Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, got tired of technical conferences that included no or few women speakers. “I always joke that this meeting was a revenge effect,” she said. “We wanted to showcase really amazing work that’s being done by women.” Now, in its third year, the Women in Data Science conference included 17 women speakers and roughly 100,000 people listening on live stream or Facebook… Read Article →

Teachers union urges Gov. Scott to veto funds for arming school staff

Florida’s teachers union on Thursday urged Gov. Rick Scott to veto funding for a program that would allow some public school employees to be armed on campus. The Florida Education Association wrote to the governor the day after the Legislature approved a gun-control and school-safety package that aims to improve school security in the wake of last month’s deadly shootings at a high school in Parkland. The union’s letter did not suggest… Read Article →

education

College students today value education less and money more: study

What drives you most can ultimately determine your success. And, according to a paper  highlighted by The British Psychology Society, millennials pursuing higher education in the U.S. are more motivated than previous generations by making money. Researchers from San Diego State University came to the conclusion after assessing surveys of incoming college freshman conducted between 1971 and 2014. Over eight million students in total, including millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers, were asked about… Read Article →