Does STEM Education Have It Backwards?

When I was in high school, wannabe science wonks like me took biology, chemistry, and physics, in that order. Today, shouldn’t core science education start with physics, progress to chemistry and culminate with biology, arguably the most integrative branch of science?

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Maybe it’s Okay to Text if the Car is Driving

Maybe in-car apps and autonomous vehicles, despite the issues intrinsic to each, are two evolving technologies that need each other.

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Clean Energy Game

“Is that a photovoltaic array on that building? Grab it.” “There’s a plaque that says this place is certified LEED Gold. Wonder if they got a grant from Massachusetts for an energy project . . . I put in the

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Efficiency Lessons from Aviation

At 30,000 feet, still a long way from the runway at San Francisco, the 777 pilots reduced their thrust levers to idle . . . all the way to touchdown. Referred to as a continuous descent approach, or CDA, this

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Nantucket Wind

There was a windmill off Nantucket . . .

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Hacking for Massachusetts Clean Energy

I got involved on a personal level with Code for Boston because it struck me as way to bring a new dimension of innovation to Massachusetts’ clean energy sector.

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Let ‘em Play (not all change has to do with technology)

Major League Baseball recently prohibited a pitcher’s fake throw to third, followed by a pickoff attempt at first. It’s now a balk. “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball,” noted character Terence Mann in the movie Field

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