Tagged science

Facebook alum’s startup makes science class more fun for budding innovators

“Science class is basically vocabulary class today.” That’s Keith Schacht, cofounder of MysteryScience, a startup coming out of stealth today. He says kids figure out by the sixth grade whether they like science or not, and it’s important to find a way to break away from these vocabulary classes and hook more kids into science before they reach that…

Grab a free beer and let the science sink in

By Elise Byun May 21,2014 Originally posted on Medill Reports – Chicago Free beer and science research sounds like an unlikely combination. But it’s just what Chicago needs, according to organizers of the first annual Pint of Science Festival. The Festival makes science fun and easy to digest.David J. Hofman, physics professor at University of…

Immigration Reform

A bipartisan Senate group, the Gang of 8, unveiled a broad overhaul of the U.S. immigration laws yesterday, which could drastically rewrite the system for awarding visas to live in the U.S., giving preference based on skills and economic needs. You may be asking why does this matter to our community? My answer is, a…

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