Raising Our Voices for Diversity in the Geosciences

By Lucila Houttuijn Bloemendaal, Katarena Matos, Kendra Walters, and Aditi Sengupta

Almost 50 years ago, in June 1972, attendees at the First National Conference on Minority Participation in Earth Sciences and Mineral Engineering [Gillette and Gillette, 1972] held one of the first formal discussions on the lack of diversity in the geosciences. Continue reading Raising Our Voices for Diversity in the Geosciences

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Six Apps that Help you Stick to a Budget

In these days of furloughs, layoffs, and shortened hours, when many people are struggling to pay their rent, figure out how to manage their bills, and looking askance at their college loans, it can help to have a solid financial app to assess your situation, create a budget, figure out exactly what you can (or can’t) afford, work with those pesky and confusing figures, find a better way to save, or just keep from panicking. Continue reading Six Apps that Help you Stick to a Budget

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Atlanta-based edtech startup uses pop songs to tackle students’ fear of math

By Erin Schilling of the Business Journals (Atlanta) 

Marcus Blackwell Jr. always struggled with math in school. Instead of algebra equations, he preferred practicing gospel and classical jazz music on the piano. But during his sophomore year at Morehouse College, he realized just how intertwined the two subjects are. Continue reading Atlanta-based edtech startup uses pop songs to tackle students’ fear of math

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