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Why I’m teaching kids science through the sport of rowing

Elizabeth A. Barton, Wayne State University I didn’t know what the world looked like at 5:00 a.m. until my son began rowing for the Detroit...

At these colleges, students begin serious research their first year

Nancy Stamp, Binghamton University, State University of New York Rat brains to understand Parkinson’s disease. Drones to detect plastic landmines. Social media to predict acts...

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means...

Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S....

Flying colors: Researcher reveals hidden world through the eyes of butterflies

Adriana Briscoe, University of California, Irvine An award-winning scientist and professor of evolutionary biology, Adriana Briscoe studies the evolution of vision in butterflies and how...

#MeToo, workplace equality and the ‘wave of women’: 3 essential reads

Bryan Keogh, The Conversation and Nicole Zelniker, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look...

First-generation college students earn less than graduates whose parents went to...

Anna Manzoni, North Carolina State University and Jessi Streib, Duke University When discussions take place about first-generation college students, often the focus is on how...

Women’s colleges play unique role in quest for equality

Kimberly Wright Cassidy, Bryn Mawr; Jacquelyn Litt, Rutgers University, and ReBecca Roloff, St Catherine University Editor’s note: Thanks, some say, in no small part to...

Here’s how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math...

Jilana Boston, New York University and Andrei Cimpian, New York University Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field...

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