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Margaret Carmel

Articles by Margaret Carmel

Newsflash: Rowing Isn't About the Arms

Science Matters takes you inside the Physics of Crew. Since making an appearance in the first modern Olympic games in 1896, the sport of rowing has been notorious for its difficulty, competitiveness, and high level of precision. Also known as Crew, this sport has high school, college, adult, as well as national level teams that compete in races called regattas all over the world. Boats race side by side for a short 2000 meter distance or a longer 5000 meter distance as a time trial at speeds reaching 15 miles per hour.

Science and Engineering of the Winter Olympic Games

Over the course of the next two weeks, all eyes are on Sochi as the greatest athletes in the world compete for the ultimate goal in the world of sports: a gold Olympic medal. Even though all of these athletes have put in countless hours of hard work as well as possess incredible natural talent, they also need physics and engineering on their side in order to achieve the intense speeds, high jumps, and precise turns needed to compete at this level.

VCU to Host Discussion on Teaching Science through Public Engagement

While science surely is interesting, will knowing the parts of a cell or the intricacies of a thunderstorm help you in your everyday life? The problem is for most of us, it won’t. Science education scholar Noah Feinstein has set out to research the fundamental issue of how science is represented in our society.