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Q and A: Information theory and social evolution

Big Data has a problem right now. We produce an avalanche of information every day by just walking around with our smartphones or posting on social media. Researchers in the social sciences today are collaborating across disciplines to turn this …
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Math links ecological flash mobs and magnet physics

By Kat Kerlin How does an acorn know to fall when the other acorns do? What triggers insects, or disease, to suddenly break out over large areas? Why do fruit trees have boom and bust years? The question of what …
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Nobel winner headlines math/biology workshop

2013 Nobel laureate Michael Levitt of Stanford University will headline a one-day workshop on mathematics and biology to be held at UC Davis Nov. 22. Biology and Mathematics in the Bay Area aims at “creating a fairly informal atmosphere to …
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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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