Tagged - Education

Computer science education needs a reboot

What we need is the best of both worlds: a university CS curriculum that incorporates the tactics of coding boot camps.

Kearns Center receives grant to support first-gen, low-income students

The Kearns Center’s model of support includes a mix of "intensive academic advising, graduate school preparation, and an emphasis on undergraduate research."

The case for climate education

If we wouldn’t send our students to college unprepared, we cannot send them into the climate crisis unprepared either. 
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The College Board needs to teach a more diverse history

Despite what Americans are taught, the world didn’t start with the arrival of Europeans and end when European countries lost their colonies.

Hector Carvajal, from high school dropout to campus leader

With a social venture dedicated to education equity,  an increasing role in student organizations, and an inspiring story, junior Hector Carvajal, once a high school dropout, is a new leader on our campus.

Progressive ideas flow at Title IX comment party

Students and organizers crafted comments at a comment party co-hosted by the Title IX office and the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia.

Don’t put STEM on a pedestal

We do not have the right to compare these majors to one another as they demand different knowledge and skills from the student. While topics such as coding might seem difficult to STEM students, non-STEM students have to face similar problems in learning material such as the International Phonetics Alphabet.

Don’t force creativity

Creativity is a powerful force, yet forced creativity has the power to kill creativity. Creativity makes us diverse individuals. Forced creativity makes us try to live up to what others believe creativity should be.

We’re not well-rounded without the fine arts

In addition to specializing, there must be a requirement to expand one’s breadth of knowledge to other fields. In principle, most students probably agree that it is important to at least be informed about a wide range of topics.

Mind the science gap

Thoughts on the decline of science literacy in America, and what the scientific community can do about it.