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Kids Check Out Science at the White House

White House Easter Egg Roll

More than 30,000 people visited the White House for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday—and I spent several happy hours there myself doing science activities with dozens of kids and their families with the Lawrence Hall of Science. If you couldn’t make it to Washington, D.C., you can find instructions to make the [...]

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The Scientist Corps: 1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days

Improving science education is not just important to me as the editor in chief of a science magazine for the usual reasons of maintaining our country’s well-being and global competitiveness: It’s also very personal. I have two school-age daughters myself—and they think science is cool. So when I got the top editor’s job at Scientific [...]

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A Busy 2011 at Scientific American

When I wrote my end-of-the-year update for staff, Bora Zivkovic, our chief blogs editor, reminded me that others are also interested in the goings on at Scientific American. It’s never a good idea to say no to Bora. So here’s a summary of some highlights for 2011: AWARDS We won a 2011 National Magazine Award [...]

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Teachers and Scientists: Building the Future

U.S. students are lagging behind those of other countries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) proficiency. Meanwhile, K-12 STEM teachers—many of whom, instructing the earlier grades especially, may not have a degree in science or related fields—often must focus on trying to “teach to the test.” What if they could invite researchers into the [...]

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