STEP Program blog

  • Amazing Sierra Club internship opportunity

    March 26, 2010

    If you’re the environmental type, whether it be from a biology background, chemistry background, policy background, or whatever, this internship might be something that you’ve been dreaming of.  I heard about it from the online ‘zine BoingBoing.  Hopefully the links will work well enough for you.  Good luck to all of you who chose to […]

  • Student programmers: Get paid to hack liberty-enhancing code with EFF this s…

    March 24, 2010

    Student programmers: Get paid to hack liberty-enhancing code with EFF this summer! via Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow on 3/24/10 The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for student programmers to do paid work on various liberty-enhancing technologies this summer, paid for by Google, through its excellent Summer of Code project. This summer, there’s funding for […]

  • Careers in STEM: Network Services at the Boeing Company

    March 16, 2010

    A couple weeks ago, I was on Boeing St. Louis campus with a group of talented and skilled Truman students. Boeing had invited us down with a group of students to help the students learn about modern opportunities in business and the aerospace industry. Let me tell you that there’s nothing like talking with working […]

  • Rowing Away From the Rocks with the NSF

    March 9, 2010

    I’m just getting back from a national meeting that brought together professional educators (faculty and staff) in college-level science and mathematics, and as I sit in my seat here on the plane, I think of all the challenges there are to broadening participation in science and mathematics. It brings to mind the old Indian proverb […]

  • Blog news: added tags to posts

    March 8, 2010

    I took a few minutes tonight to add tags to the posts that have been made to ourPre-STEM Blog, so it’s a good time to take a look back at the kind of things that we’ve been posting. Our tags include science, STEM, matheamtics, biology, chemistry, makers, science policy, Truman, kids, and sports. There are […]

  • A List of High-Impact Scientists and Mathematicians

    March 7, 2010

    This little gem floated to me through the river of info that is Twitter: a ‘best’ list of women in science and mathematics. The authors don’t reveal their criteria for ranking these individuals. But it’s still a great list, and it’s important for people to recognize these individuals and how they provide role models for […]

  • Great Collection of Mathematics on Stamps

    People celebrate culturally important events, people, and ideas through the images they choose to put on their postage stamps. It’s an expression of popular culture in a medium that touches many people. So it’s with great pleasure that I learned this morning of a web site that has assembled examples of stamps used to celebrate […]

  • Science Friday- Life Imitates Math

    March 3, 2010

    Every Friday afternoon, National Public Radio has a show called “Science Friday”. On it, host Ira Flatow discusses cutting edge science with special guests and listener call in. A podcast of this show is also available for free. Last Friday, one of the segments was an interview with the author and mathematician, Steven Strogatz. He […]

  • Shameless Plug: Truman at the Cutting Edge

    February 23, 2010

    A couple weeks ago, the House Science and Technology Committee’s Research and Science Education Subcommittee met to discuss STEM education at the undergraduate and graduate level. The press release for this event is here. Take a read. It’s pretty short. By reading it you’ll find the following: a link to the Science and Engineering Indicators […]

  • Needed: Administrative Coordinator for the STEP Office

    Yes, it’s sad, but true. The time has come for us to bid Jennifer, our beloved semi-omnipotent Administrative Coordinator, adieu as she and her family chart a course for the wilds on Missoula, Montana, in May. Many faculty, staff, and students in the School of Science and Mathematics hoped this day would never come, but […]