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How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain That Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons …

‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

Stanford math education professor Jo Boaler spends a lot of time worrying about how math education in the United States traumatizes kids. Recently, a …

8 Body Language Traps You Need to Avoid in Your Career

Though so much is written about how to perfect your business writing skills—resumes, cover letters, thank-you notes—the art of not talking is still …

Body Language

The top 10 skills that will be in demand by all employers by 2020

In fact, on average more than one third of the desired skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered important to the job today, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum.<p>The report, called "The Future of Jobs," surveyed executives from more …

Men Are Better At Maps Until Women Take This Course - Issue 32: Space

Sheryl Sorby, a professor of engineering education at Ohio State University, was used to getting A’s. For as long as she could remember, she found …

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In an interview, he highlighted three take-home messages from his book:<p><i>Forgetting isn't always bad.</i> Most of the time, it’s natural and essential to …

5 Things Women Leaders Should Stop Doing. TODAY.

Have conversations with your mentor gotten a bit repetitive lately? Perhaps you approached ...<p>Have you ever wondered about the difference between a …

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.<p>A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three …

Largest All-Women Scientific Expedition Sets Sail for Antarctica

On Friday, the largest female-only team of 76 scientists set sail from Ushuaia, Argentina on a 20-day scientific expedition to Antarctica.Through the …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

Successful Thinking: 13 Reasons Why You Are Failing [Infographic]

2<p>Did you know there are far more reasons why you will not succeed in life than reasons for why you will? Too many people take the odds too seriously. …

PLATTEVILLE, Wis — A senior design team of eight mechanical engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will spend the fall 2015 …

Inspiring quotes from 15 amazing female scientists

<b>Elizabeth Blackburn</b><p>Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn’s research work is with chromosomes, …

Tech's Big Gender Diversity Push, One Year In

Is anyone making headway on recruiting and retaining more women? Behind the scenes at the world’s largest conference for women in tech.<p>“This is the best room in the world!” Hilary Mason, the founder of data and machine learning R&D group Fast Forward Labs, yells enthusiastically as she walks on …

The Odds That a Panel Would 'Randomly' Be All Men Are Astronomical

One mathematician’s formula suggests that all-male lineups don’t “just happen,” despite what conference organizers might claim.<p>All-male speaker lineups are so commonplace that there’s at least one Tumblr blog dedicated to mocking them. The endless stream of them can leave one overwhelmed and …

STEM Women Hall of Fame: The First Female Rocket Scientist

<b>STEM Women Hall of Fame Facts</b>: Mary Sherman Morgan<p>When America's first female rocket scientist died in 2004, the Los Angeles Times refused to print …

15 years of Resolution 1325: Why are women still not included at the peace table?

Yesterday, a photo did the rounds on the Internet showing the Syrian Peace Talks as what is now called a “manel” - a panel with only men. The irony …

15 Things That Make Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Look Really Unprofessional

Put your best foot forward on LinkedIn and with your resume. Remember: You have only one chance to make a great first impression.<p>If you're serious about landing a new job, then you need a LinkedIn profile and résumé that looks just as serious and professional as you are. Remember: First impressions …

Employment

Researchers in the wild: Vivid images of scientists in their natural habitat

Forget white coats and sterile laboratories. Many scientists have a deep, personal relationship with the natural environments that become their …

Student Success Programs

The College of Engineering Math and Science Student Success Programs (EMS SSP) encourage students connecting to campus resources and to each other. …

Mistakes To Avoid In College Classes - Society19

College is full of fun and therefore full of distractions too. It may be challenging at times to remain focused on your academics in the midst of …

The Army Ranger School’s newest graduate is a 37-year-old engineer—and a mother of two

Approximately six months ago, Lisa Jaster and 18 other women entered the US Army Ranger School, the grueling training course that had become open to female soldiers for the first time. Of those 18, only Jaster and two others—Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver—passed the first stage. On August 21, …

Military

Scholarship Tips & Advice

The True Cost of Skipping Class [Infographic]<p>We all know how tough it can be to endure a boring, two-hour lecture. It's tempting to skip classes if …

15 Ways to Fight Procrastination [Infographic]

Infographics

8 high school habits that will fail you in college

Patrick O’Brien, author of Making College Count, entrepreneur and professor, squares off with career expert Dr. Susan Davis-Ali, founder of Leadhership1, author and Carlson School of Management faculty, on how to achieve success after college.<p>Question: I did pretty well in high school and assume …