Articles by Debbie Mickle
Their formal names were slide rules, and folks called them “slip-sticks.” They were literally analog computers. Many years ago, slide rules were de rigeur for engineers and scientists, and especially several generations of high school and college students.
Not only that, but Neil Armstrong used one, according to a recent Wall Street Journal blog.
Twenty-six of Virginia’s brightest and most promising high school students interested in pursuing health care careers recently completed an intensive Governor’s School program hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University.
This summer, Virginia students and teachers in grades 4-6 explored the possibilities of life on Mars as part of the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) Summer Camp and Teacher Training Institute. VISTA is a partnership among 69 school districts, six universities and the Virginia Department of Education. The goals of VISTA are to improve science teaching and student learning in Virginia.
The Mars Science Laboratory’s spectacular landing August 6 was not only a game-changer in space exploration, but it opened the door for scientists to answer a most compelling question: What happened to Mars? We know that eons ago, Earth and Mars were a lot alike. And in a recent interview with Science Matters, Dr. Joel S.
A nationally recognized math trainer, educational researcher and curriculum developer, Dr. Hollee Freeman, is the new Executive Director of the MathScience Innovation Center. She succeeds Dr. Julia H. Cothron, who retired this spring after leading the Center for twenty two years. Dr. Freeman brings an exciting mix of talents, education and experience to the Richmond-based Center.
Well, it’s happening again… “a scientist walks into a bar…” and it’s no joke this time either. Instead, thanks to the folks at Science Pub RVA -- you can join them for an amazing time to discuss and learn about real-world science in a setting where there’s no such thing as a dumb question.
Dr. Robert Ballard, Life Scout and world renowned oceanographer who discovered the Titanic, has invited a Virginia Eagle Scout and future leader in marine archaeology to explore the mysteries of the Black Sea. Alex Overman from Hamilton, Va., has been selected as the Eagle Scout Argonaut to accompany Dr.