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History is rich with examples of extraordinary people being placed in extraordinary circumstances, providing a success no one else might have achieved. A notion similar to President Abraham Lincoln’s enormous feat of keeping the nation together after the Civil War, General Dwight D. Eisenhower calling the shots on the successful D-Day invasion, or NASA engineers responding to a president’s challenge to land on the moon before 1970. It’s through nature’s fate that brilliant and visionary souls often find themselves facing difficult circumstances to which extraordinary results are not just asked for, but are fully required to achieve that success. These desired outcomes link the destiny of one person’s life to a particular time and place in our history. One such historic moment occurred when a gifted British math scholar found himself standing between victory or defeat for Great Britain and the Allies in World War II.
Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? That’s right. Many of us movie fans find the holiday as the perfect time to cozy up in a theater full of our fellow men and women, and digest our Christmas feasts over a new Hollywood classic. Here is what to expect from the films set to release on Christmas day.
I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dangerous taxation addiction, but I’m not about to apologize. Arizona is likely to take a steep slide into budget deficit territory soon. We’re expected to be a billion dollars in the red next fiscal year, and that doesn’t include the hundreds of millions the state is supposed to add to its school funding, by court order. So my saying we need to raise more revenue to meet our fiscal obligations isn’t some crazy, radical notion. It’s just plain common sense.
(BPT) - There’s no denying that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is on society’s radar. President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative hosts a yearly STEM-themed science fair at the White House. STEM summer camps are popping up across the country and hundreds of thousands of parents, educators and policymakers convene annually at STEM conferences nationwide. The nation’s job market even reflects the popularity as recent data shows that across STEM fields, job postings outnumbered unemployed people by almost two to one.
David Savitt, an associate professor in the University of Arizona Department of Mathematics, has been chosen to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor the U.S. government bestows upon science and engineering professionals who are in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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High school students who know what A = pi times r-squared is will converge on Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus this week to test their knowledge of proofs, formulas and theorems.
An epidemic is sweeping the nation. Girls are at a disadvantage when it comes to success in math and science, and the future does not look bright if parents don’t act now.
Two individuals who were members of the Common Core validation committees refused to endorse the standards. Dr. Jim Milgram, Stanford University, was the only professional mathematician and expert on content on the review committee. He has a background in writing standards and evaluating international standards for leading countries. His review of Common Core standards resulted in his following conclusion:
ICS food drive netted more than 5 tons for hungry
Better schools, brought to you by the people who brought you the housing bubble and the financial meltdown.
A new study of the Arizona prison population reports that nearly all inmates have had prior convictions or committed violent felonies.
Grand opening of new Marana park is Feb. 27
What is obesity? Why is it so important I lose weight? I’ve been trying to lose weight for years but have not been successful; is there something else wrong with me? How can I lose weight and keep it off?
After 15 years’ work as an accountant, Dan Tarquin’s sense of satisfaction lie buried under red ink.
September 7, 2005 - Alex Erstad has the mind of a brilliant scientist, the accuracy of a reputable mathematician and the know-how to turn it all into a career, but he is only in the sixth grade.
Mix the arts in with anything to do with the sciences and Warren Lazar, vice president of research and development for Polypore Inc. and past president of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council, is a happy man.
Richard Anderson doesn't claim to be a mathematician, but he can tell when things don't add up. The Amphitheater Public Schools district telling students and parents one thing, and then doing something else just doesn't, he says.
iddle school math teacher. I have been teaching in the same school district and school building throughout my ca-reer, which began 20 years ago.