Archive for August, 2009
Saul Griffith, Australian inventor provides classic examples of how science and maths can come together in a manner which engages students in issues of contemporary concern to them. From recalculating his personal carbon footprint- with astonishing results, to inventing kites to mobilise energy from stratospheric winds to power human socirty’s needs, this man provides both […]
Founded in 1981 at Chabot Community College in Hayward, California, the Puente program expanded to include 33 high schools throughout California in 1992. Puente (the Spanish word for ”bridge”) has improved the college-going and college-retention rate of tens of thousands of California’s educationally underrepresented students. Compared with white students, Latinos are four times more likely […]
Jero is a young Japanese American who looks like a rapper, but sings Enka which is a traditional Japanese form of music. Once, almost a lost art Enka has now become incredibly popular once again in contemporary Japan. You can’t always judge a book by its cover.