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Code High:  Taking STEM Education the Next Step?

Code High: Taking STEM Education the Next Step?

Did you know that 95% of US High Schools don’t offer any computer science courses?  TechCrunch has a post on an effort to bring computer science & programming into every  high school: Founded by Stanford students Zach Galant and Jeremy Keeshin and incubated at StartX and Imagine K12, CodeHS is an online program built for […]

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Crowdfunding Comes to Basic Scientific Research. . .Are Derivatives Next?

Crowdfunding Comes to Basic Scientific Research. . .Are Derivatives Next?

The Economist reports on a new wave of innovative approaches to funding basic science.  In addition to offering “naming rights” to people or organizations funding scientific discoveries, sicence-oriented crowd-funding sites are proliferating: Although the crowdfunding of science is not raising the sorts of sums sometimes attracted by those with ideas for things like video games, […]

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Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream

Want proof?  How about a big story in the business section of the New York Times?  Here’s what it had to say about the recent growth of Kickstarter: “This year marks the year that we’ve seen Kickstarter enter the real world in a number of ways,” said Perry Chen, one of its founders. “At Tribeca […]

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