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  • Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

    02/14/2018 7:50:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. He couldn’t win, though, because his project was removed after parents, staff and other students became “upset” and one girl said she felt “unsafe and uneasy.” The irony? A project on evolution would no doubt have been well received...

    03/23/2015 1:21:22 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 51 replies
    Monday at the White House science fair, President Barack Obama told a group of kindergartners that while brainstorming he “came up with health care.” While Obama was complimenting the girls’ science projects and discussing brainstorming, one of the little girls asked the president, “What did you come up with?” Obama answered, “You know, I came up with things like health care — it turned out OK. It started off with some prototypes.”
  • San Jose Student Shows Off Potentially Life-Saving Invention At White House Science Fair

    03/23/2015 11:55:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 23, 2015
    President Barack Obama hosted a science fair at the White House on Monday. The president saw 35 projects from student teams from across the country who won various competitions, and one of those students is from the Bay Area. Ruchi Pandya is a senior at Lynbrook High in San Jose. Using tiny carbon nanofibers, Ruchi created a thumbnail-sized sensor that may one day save a lot of lives. “I can actually, with one drop of blood, tell you what a certain protein concentration in your bloodstream is. That’s an indicator for cardiac arrest,” Ruchi told KPIX 5 via Skype. Which...
  • Obama to promote math, tech aid at science fair

    05/27/2014 4:02:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 3:11 AM EDT
    Aiming to diversify and strengthen the nation’s technological workforce, President Barack Obama is hosting the White House’s annual science fair with an emphasis on the achievements of girls and women and with new initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and math education. […] The White House says Obama will announce a new $35 million Education Department competition for teacher training programs as part of his goal to train 100,000 educators in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. …
  • Obama Makes the Science Fair More Fair!

    04/23/2013 8:33:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-23-2013 | MOTUS
    There isn’t much to report today.  This year’s Science Fair, hosted yesterday by Big Guy – a.k.a. “Dr. Science” was a real dud. Not even half as exciting as as last year’s winning entry, the rocket-fueled marshmallow launcher:       Marshmallow Launcher Wins 2012 Science Fair and a Defense Department Contract! The rules were changed this year, prohibiting all military style weapons from the competition. Also in short supply this year: cute little white boys in glasses. This year’s science fair seemed to focus more on diversity and political correctness than actual science. Diversity ‘R Us; Science R’ Second: Making the...
  • Reproduction without sex, a liberating future

    12/21/2012 1:14:01 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Special to CNN ^ | December 20, 2012 | Aarathi Prasad
    Last year on the 50th anniversary of the creation of the contraceptive pill its inventor Carl Djerassi spoke of the coming dramatic changes to reproductive options -- of the technologies that will have just as big an impact on society in the 50 years to come. After sex without reproduction, reproduction without sex. In an article in the UK's "traditional values" tabloid, the Daily Mail, titled "A Terrifying Future for Female Fertility," Djerassi said, "There are an enormous number of well-educated, proficient women who, when facing the biological clock, first pay attention to their professional the next 20...
  • Outrage of the Week: Science Fair Bans Most Science

    02/16/2010 1:11:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 629+ views
    Free-Range Kids ^ | February 15, 2010 | Lenore Skenazy
    Hi Folks! Here’s the latest — a brilliant Chinese plot to crush America’s lead in science and technology! Oh wait. Seems it is just one Colorado school’s list of science fair rules. Thanks, reader Bree, for sending it in. The list: For safety: Project displays and posters may NOT contain any of the following: NO: Organisms (living or dead). NO: Microbial cultures/fungi/molds/bacteria/parasites. NO: Plants in Soil. NO: Chemicals. NO: Flammable Substances. So I guess if you are doing a science experiment involving the effect of dust on a desk, you’re ok. But beyond that, it gets very tricky. And, worse,...
  • National Engineers Week: Feb 19-25

    02/20/2006 8:24:23 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 113 replies · 1,609+ views
    EWEEK ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | various
    Main Site: with activities for kids Lockheed Martin Inspires Central Florida Students to Pursue Technical Careers During National Engineers Week 2006 ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin's Central Florida businesses will support local activities to promote math and science education for students during National Engineers Week, February 19-25. Through fun hands-on activities, students will learn about engineering and engineering careers.excerpt...General Dynamics Hosts Student Events for National Engineers WeekARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD - News), is sponsoring events nationwide during National Engineers Week beginning Feb....