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UC Davis to offer summer internships in physics, math to students from Mexico

Undergraduate math and physics students from Mexico will be able to take up research internships at UC Davis this summer under a new program supported by the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento. The program will add an additional place …
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Robots teaching math: C-STEM Day and one-day conference

Two upcoming events showcase how teachers can bring robots into the classroom to help teach algebra, math and science and get kids fired up about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. C-STEM Day, May 4 — Middle and high …
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Teachers, want to be a robotics fellow?

The UC Davis C-STEM Center has two fellowship opportunities, Robotics Fellows and CREST Fellows, for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. Application deadline for both fellowships is April 5. The Center is also once again offering its Summer Institute, …
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UC Davis C-STEM Center Wins NSF Grant for Learning Math with Robots

Contributed by Harry Cheng The UC Davis C-STEM Center has received a grant of $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study collaborative mathematics learning with robots. The two-year project aims to transform math education by integrating computer programming, robotics, …
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Weekend workshop prepares “Counselors for Computing”

School counselors will gather at the UC Davis Conference Center Saturday for a workshop on how to guide and advise school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The counselors will hear from both teachers and …
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Tonight, Through the Wormhole

UC Davis cosmologist Andreas Albrecht appears on “Through the Wormhole” airing tonight on The Science Channel, 10 p.m., hosted by Morgan Freeman. Tonight’s episode asks Albrecht and other experts, “Why do we care?” about the size and shape of the …
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Learning robotics and programming at C-STEM Day

(Contributed by Harry Cheng, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) The 1st UC Davis C-STEM Day was held on April 30, organized by the UC Davis K-14 Outreach Center for Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) and College of Engineering with …
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Hella News Roundup

Physics student Austin Sendek’s campaign to get “hella” designated as an official SI prefix (for 10 to the power 27) might be the media hit of the year so far. On Monday, the Sacramento Bee ran a story, followed by …
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A Big Wave after the Big Bang?

Mathematicians Blake Temple from UC Davis and Joel Smoller from the University of Michigan have published a new theory to explain why the universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating pace, without invoking “dark energy.” About a decade ago, …
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The New Yorker on Garrett Lisi and the Theory of Everything

Last week’s New Yorker carried a lengthy article about Garrett Lisi, the surfer/snowboard dude who might have come up with a “Theory of Everything” that unites gravity and the other physical forces into one tidy theory.While some theoretical physicists have …
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