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College STEM Students Offer Hands-On Mentoring

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

College students from the New York Institute of Technology volunteered at a Harlem elementary school this fall as a kind of in-house tech squad, and resident experts for science classes.

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WNYC News

House Passes STEM Bill

Friday, November 30, 2012

The House passed a bill on Friday that would give green cards to foreign graduates of American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Schoolbook

New School Trains Future Coders and Developers

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

From high-speed trading to e-books in the classroom, New York City is an emerging capital for the development and use of new technologies. WNYC’s New Tech City tours a new high school that aims to train students to speak the language of high-tech innovation.

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Schoolbook

Three City Students Win Big With Science — and a Fourth With Luck

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three students at city public schools won a hefty prize from the American Museum of Natural History last week: college scholarships worth $30,000. While impressive, the prize was not quite up to the winnings of Robert Salo, a James Madison High School senior who on Tuesday won the New York Lottery’s “Win $1,000 a Week for Life” game.

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Schoolbook

Rashid F. Davis: 'No Such Thing as Too Hard'

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rashid F. Davis is principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, a new school that opened in Brooklyn with a unique six-year plan that offers students a high school diploma, as well as an associate's degree, upon graduation. "Every single day it’s a new fight," he says. "Every single day that they walk out of this building they’re tempted, and unfortunately there are many bad temptations for students. And so we push as hard as we do to counter those negative temptations."

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Schoolbook

Intel Competition Was 'Brutal' but Rewarding, 3rd-Place Winner Says

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Judges for the Intel Science Talent Search asked Mimi Yen hard questions and she didn't know the answers to any of them. But her smart thinking helped her win third place in the prestigious competition, breaking a seven-year drought since a New York City student placed in the Top 3.

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Schoolbook

Obama Calls for More 'Tinkerers and Dreamers'

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

President Obama announced new federal and private-sector education initiatives to encourage “a nation of tinkerers and dreamers” during a science fair at the White House on Tuesday.

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Schoolbook

Worms, Roots and Anxiety Lead Three Young Scientists to the Intel Finals

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UPDATED | Mimi Yen's father thought she was just playing with worms. But Ms. Yen’s countless hours spent in New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology lab was far from play. Her experiments with worms shed light on how genes control behavior. And her work earned her a place as a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, along with HuiHui Fan of Stuyvesant and Danielle Goldman of Bronx Science. Here are their stories.

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Schoolbook

Looking Outside of Schools for Science and Technology

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WNYC's Brian Lehrer discusses how to get your child exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) both in and outside of school with the head of the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

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Radio Rookies

Radio Rookies Joins Hive Learning Network NYC at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY (Do It Yourself) galore at World Maker Faire NYC 2011

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Michael Specter on lab-grown meat

Monday, May 16, 2011

Michael Specter on lab-grown meat.

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On Being

Doris Taylor — Stem Cells, Untold Stories [remix]

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Using stem cells, Doris Taylor brought the heart of a dead animal back to life and might one day revolutionize human organ transplantation. She takes us beyond lightning rod issues and into an unfolding frontier where science is learning how stem cells wo

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On Being

[Unedited] Doris Taylor with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Using stem cells, Doris Taylor brought the heart of a dead animal back to life and might one day revolutionize human organ transplantation. She takes us beyond lightning rod issues and into an unfolding frontier where science is learning how stem cells wo

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On Being

Laurie Zoloth — A Theological Perspective on Cloning [remix]

Thursday, March 03, 2005

The idea of human cloning both fascinates and repulses many, and challenges us to ask difficult religious questions?

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