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Hamilton’s Commitment to NYU Science Prestige Laudable

Hamilton’s Commitment to NYU Science Prestige Laudable

By Chuyu Xiong, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Hamilton’s effort to cultivate the sciences is a good sign not just for students or professors in the departments themselves, but also for the rest of the community to be more informed of NYU’s broad academic reach.

Coding Proficiency Is the New Literacy

Coding Proficiency Is the New Literacy

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Everyone should take the opportunity to learn how to code if they can.

Tandon Continues to Take Stab at Combatting Gender Inequality in STEM

Tandon Continues to Take Stab at Combatting Gender Inequality in STEM

By Shiva Darshan, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Features

A Tandon initiative aims to keep women from abandoning STEM majors.

Women In Science Pilots Mentor Program for Freshman Entering STEM Fields

Women In Science Pilots Mentor Program for Freshman Entering STEM Fields

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Features

A new effort from CAS aims to keep women from dropping out of science and technology majors.

Steinhardt receives grant to create STEM curriculum

Steinhardt receives grant to create STEM curriculum

By Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Researchers at NYU Steinhardt and Stanford received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop STEM curriculum for 5th graders.

Professor talks Abel Award, passion for mathematics

By Amanda Morris, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Features

An interview with professor Louis Nirenberg, co-winner of the 2015 Abel Prize in Mathematics.

Stereotypes about math detrimental to women’s success

Stereotypes about math detrimental to women’s success

By Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist

October 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is often assumed that women are bad at math. Women are told time and time again that they are genetically disadvantaged in quantitative fields. This view is dangerously wrong. No legitimate evidence backs the claim of male biological superiority in math. It is instead decades of gender inequity and stereotyping that have impacted math performance of women. Evidence demonstrates that social, not biological factors, are at ...

Blog exposes tech gender disparities

Blog exposes tech gender disparities

By Emily Harris, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2014


Filed under Features

Hackers of NY, a Tumblr blog created by Gallatin senior Dani Grant, is dedicated to all things tech as well as redefining the term "hacker" and criticizing sexism in the field.

Public schools must not sacrifice literature

Public schools must not sacrifice literature

By Zahra Haque, Contributing Columnist

September 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Literature might not make you a better employee, but it sure can make you a better person.

De Blasio, Bartiromo examine city issues at Skirball Center

De Blasio, Bartiromo examine city issues at Skirball Center

April 18, 2014


Filed under News

Ward Pettibone/WSN New York City Mayor and NYU alumnus Bill de Blasio examined city issues in a discussion moderated by fellow NYU alumna and Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo on April 17 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. During the discussion, which was sponsored by the...

Omar’s Oration: ‘Cosmos’ embodies need for STEM education

Omar’s Oration: ‘Cosmos’ embodies need for STEM education

March 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

America’s faltering education system is no secret, and results of various international exams have shown that American students are falling behind students in other countries, specifically in math and science. Pouring money into pre-K systems and federal financial aid funding, as President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal suggests, is a reasonable way to approach an apparent lack of support for quan...

Summer camp to shed light on STEM subjects at NYU this year

Summer camp to shed light on STEM subjects at NYU this year

February 3, 2014


Filed under Features

Digital Media Academy will make its first appearance at NYU this summer. The academy offers a series of science, technology, engineering and mathematic courses for people of all ages. “[Since] there’s so much growth in kids wanting to take tech classes, Digital Media Academy just expanded...

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