Solar Week – What does a Solar Scientist do?

A solar scientist studies the Sun, right? But it’s not the simple. Sometimes I think we look at the Sun like breathing – we don’t think about it, it’s just there.  But the Sun has a huge impact on Earth, humans, our habitat and so much more....

The Neolithic Revolution

Everybody has their own daily grind. You wake up to your alarm. You get ready for the morning ahead. And you get your coffee and breakfast going before you’re out the door, ready to tackle what the day is going to throw at you. Wait, back it up. What did you have for...

Math Week Fun Fact #5 – Googol is a real thing

Yes, I didn’t have a typo. Googol is a real thing. A real number, actually. It’s a 1 followed by 100 zeros which reflect the infinite amount of search on the internet. The term was invented by Milton Sirotta, the 9-year nephew of mathematician Edward...

Math Week Fun Fact #2 – A Jiffy is a Real Thing

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’ll be there in a jiffy?” It’s not a figure of speech. A jiffy is a real unit of time – 1/100th of a second to be precise. The earliest technical usage was in the late 19th century by Gilbert Newton...

Math Week Fun Fact #1 – The Truth About Zero

The number zero does not have its own Roman numeral, but the word nulla (the Latin word meaning “none”) was used by medieval scholars in lieu of 0. Dionysius Exiguus was known to use nulla alongside Roman numerals in 525 AD. Dividing by zero can also get...

National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Part of National Engineers Week, Feb 21 is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. More women are needed in engineering and all STEM fields. Only 13% of engineers are women Only 26% of computer scientists are women Top 10 Engineering Degrees Female 2016-2017 Mechanical...