Post Tagged with: "science"

VIEWPOINT: Foster Community for Women in Science

For many women at Georgetown University studying hard sciences like physics and computer science, isolation can encompass and overwhelm their academic experience. To increase female enrollment and retention in scientific fields where they are underrepresented, Georgetown University must actively promote community and mentorship for women. At Georgetown, 60 percent of[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHOOL OF FOREIGN SERVICE Professor Cynthia Wei teaches "Examining Crises Through the Lens of Science," one of the approved science courses introduced in the School of Foreign Service as part of the new core requirement.

SFS Introduces New Core Science Requirement

This fall marks the first semester of the new core science requirement for students in the School of Foreign Service. The Class of 2022 is the first group of students subject to the new core curriculum. Accommodating the addition of a science requirement required a reduction in economics courses, major[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: The Poetry of Science

In 2000, Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate, coined the term “Anthropocene.” The word designates the epoch in which human activity shapes ecosystems and where its presence registers in the geological record. Crutzen’s coinage comes as a response to decades of scientific data supporting anthropogenic climate[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COURTESY HEIDI ELMENDORF

Organizer for the Hoyas March for Science, Associate Professor Elmendorf said in today's society there a pressing need for policymakers to appreciate and understand the value of scientific research.

Q&A: Professor Heidi Elmendorf Talks the March for Science

Thousands of activists and scientists are expected to descend on the National Mall this weekend for the first ever March for Science. Marchers hope to promote awareness of scientific research and evidence-based policy decisions in government. The march, which will take place across the nation this Saturday, which is also[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
VIEWPOINT: The Year of Ruthless Self-Love

VIEWPOINT: The Year of Ruthless Self-Love

Now that 2017 is finally here, it is important that we sidestep the belief that a mere change in dates on the calendar will make some kind of difference. I will not regurgitate the false statement “2016 was the worst year ever,” but I will definitely admit that I am[Read More…]

by January 29, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Ayan Mandal

MANDAL: Mechanisms of Memory Shape Our Realities

While the English language only has one word for “memory,” the truth is that memory comes in many different forms. Psychologists break memory down into dozens of categories: long-term memory, short-term memory, implicit memory and declarative memory. But this concept expands beyond the individual human mind. For example, history itself[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Ayan Mandal

MANDAL: Dynamic Interests Push Science

In 19th-century Spain, a young boy who wished only to become an artistwas met by disapproval from his parents, who urged him to pursue a more practical career in medicine. Ultimately, he attended medical school and became a hugely successful scientist. But, there is an unexpected twist: The boy’s artistic[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Bridging Science and Politics

Last week’s presidential debate was an opportunity for the candidates to demonstrate familiarity, expertise and opinions on myriad issues facing the United States. The candidates shared their beliefs, or lack thereof, on climate change, cybersecurity and nuclear weaponry. Yet these issues were only covered briefly and with very little depth[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Closing Gap for Women in STEM

When we discuss the involvement of women in fields like science, technology, engineering or mathematics, the data itself tells a story. The Department of Commerce reports that women hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs in the United States, but hold 48 percent of all jobs in the labor[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Jinwoo ChongThe Hoya

Economics, A Love-Hate Relationship

Thomas Carlyle first coined the phrase “dismal science” back in the 19th century to describe the field of economics. In a modern setting, the term aptly fits the majority of students’ relationship with the subject. Walk through Lau 2 in in the middle of the semester and you will see[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top