Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Georges Lemaître, the astronomer and physicist who first proposed the idea of an expanding universe which began with the event we now call the Big Bang.
By John Markoff
International New York Times
Experts explore questions about systems that would make decisions without human input. Eight years after leading artificial intelligence scientists said their field did not need to be regulated, the question of government oversight has re-emerged as the technology has rapidly progressed.
Interview with APU Alumna, Heather Groen
If youâ€™re not able to participate in an Earth Day event, then there are many ways you can help contribute working towards our 2020 goal. For example, you could grow your own produce, invest in hydroponic gardening or aquaponics, or just simply plant trees in your own yard for shade canopy and food and shelter for wildlife and birds. Every effort counts. If you do nothing, then you are not improving; you are diminishing.
By Melanie Dougherty
Academic Advisor at American Public University
Itâ€™s important to examine what is needed for female students to feel supported and when those students choose a career.Â At APU we have already taken two necessary steps for women to feel supported in a STEM field: emphasizing female role models to keep female STEM students inspired and working hard to foster a strong sense of community among STEM students and faculty. We intend to provide practical solutions for women in STEM fields.
By Trevor Nace
The great science minds of history have provided inspirational quotes on their findings, philosophy, and understanding of the world around us. When you need a bit more motivation than normal we have all that you need. From Einstein to Newton to Galileo, the great minds of science touch on all you need to inspire you to achieve more.
By Dr. Daniel Welsch
Program Director, Natural Sciences at American Public University
Thereâ€™s a ton of resources online for ways to incorporate STEM activities into your kidsâ€™ summer, but it works best when you just work it into everyday routines. Once you get used to it, youâ€™ll see opportunities for inquiry-driven explorations everywhere, and most take no planning, equipment, or materials. And youâ€™ll find that your kids LOVE it!