4/12/2019 0 Comments
By Olivia Spagnuolo
Walking across Michigan State University (MSU) campus in spring of 2018, students bore witness to 221 teal bows adorning trees and the bridge between the Hannah Administration Building and Wells Hall. Looking closer at each bow, one could notice a small ribbon bearing the name or case number of a sister survivor of the monstrous, decades-long sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar, a former trusted physician for MSU and USA Gymnastics. These bows withstood snow, sun, and rain, serving as a reminder of the suffering and resiliency of the survivors. Over the past year, this quiet gesture has grown into a ground-breaking, controversial, and powerful exhibit at the MSU Museum, entitled, “Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak.” The sister survivors are refusing to be silenced any longer, and the world is finally listening.
By Robbin Koenig
Each spring, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s State Street in Chicago, and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco welcome the season with an extravagant flower show. The theme this year is called Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration.
3/20/2019 0 Comments
By Savvas Constantinou
The life of an academic, or anyone who associates themselves with science, is a busy one. Scientists are constantly researching background material, writing proposals for research, conducting research, analyzing data, writing up and presenting the data, and making meaningful conclusions… tasks which quickly spill outside the standard “40 hour week” schedule that has been adopted in most professional settings. Having the time to do anything outside of work can be challenging; however, there is mounting evidence that hobbies have a positive influence on researchers’ overall health and wellbeing (Rosen, 2018)
3/5/2019 0 Comments
By Robbin Koenig
Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018 is an exhibit of tech-inspired art at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Created through code, sets of instruction, and algorithms, the artwork is conceptual and computational. The pieces reflect the evolution of technology from the mid-20th century to the present day.
By Andi Packheiser
As the new year begins, we often reflect on our past year’s achievements and look for areas where we can practice self improvement. However, it’s near impossible for a New Year’s Resolution to be sustainable, much less possible, without a solid, attainable, and tailored Individual Development Plan. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is described by the University of California San Diego as, “a tool to organize and target your professional and personal development. Its primary purpose is to help you reach short- and long-term career goals, as well as strengthen current job performance by providing a structured approach.”
By Amy Massack
Are you still looking for a belated holiday gift? Or perhaps thinking ahead to the next holiday or birthday right around the corner? We’re here to help! Below are some fun ideas for STEM-related gifts for the girls (and guys) in your life. Links are below the gift descriptions; happy shopping!
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By Alice Chou
Learn how to see. Realize that everything is connected to everything else.
- Leonardo da Vinci
By Emily Davidson
As the holidays approach, here is your quick guide for STEM-inspired gifts for the budding scientistas in your life!
For the 3-5 year old:
This fun lab activity set by Learning Resources ® will have any preschooler feeling like a real scientist. Complete with test tubes, goggles, and a beaker, young girls can learn about scientific equipment while performing simple, hands-on experiments.
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