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By Nora Daly
Given the high cost of higher education, it is tempting to evaluate different courses of study based solely on the return on investment they offer. However, this view neglects to consider the intangible benefits of a liberal arts education.
By News Desk
Maryam Mirzakhani, a mathematics professor at Stanford University in California, is the first woman to receive the Fields Medal -- considered the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics -- since the award was established in 1936.
By Kyla Calvert Mason
When Vanessa Hurst graduated from college in 2008 she became part of a rare breed: women who hold bachelor’s degrees in computer science. In the U.S. in 2001, 27.6 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer science went to women,…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Scientists and engineers frequently seek solutions to specific problems. But the goal -- and challenge -- of basic research is to tackle broad questions without an immediate application in mind. As part of our ongoing series on the subject, PBS…
By Lindsey Foat, The Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT
High school seniors Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson have spent a lot of time thinking about ketchup. As students in the Project Lead the Way program at North Liberty High School in Liberty, Missouri, Richards and Thompson have researched and…
By Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press
Minority students are less likely to have access to advanced math and science classes and veteran teachers. Black students of any age, even the youngest preschoolers, are more likely to be suspended. And students with disabilities are more likely than…
By Sarah Sheffer
Silicon Valley business woman Sheryl Sandberg has popularized a movement to get professional women to “lean in” and fight for their positions at the top of their fields. With no female equivalent of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates in tech,…
PBS NewsHour for Monday, December 9, 2013…
Spelman College charts a new path by encouraging women in STEM studies…
Jamie Munkatchy's students make biofuel in their classroom, with fiery results.
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