OSU alumna honored for work in science and technology | News

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University alumna and Cherokee Nation citizen Dr. Cara Cowan Watts will be recognized Saturday with the Ely S. Parker Award, the highest honor awarded by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

Watts will receive the award during the American Indian Science and Engineering Society national conference – which is being held virtually – for her contributions and achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“I believe our tribal nations and Oklahoma both win when STEM careers and degrees are valued and embraced by more people rather than fewer,” she said.

Cowan Watts has followed her own advice. The three-time OSU graduate earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1997, a master’s degree in telecommunications management in 2002, and a doctorate in biosystems engineering in 2015.

In 2001, she and her brother, Brett, established a scholarship fund for Native American engineering students in their parents’

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Morgan Awarded $1.2 Million in Federal Science, Tech Grants

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Morgan State University Obtains $1.2 Million in Federal Science, Technology Grants

NSF and NIH Funding Boosts Morgan’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

BALTIMORE — Morgan State University’s (MSU’s) School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) has announced the receipt of four federal grants totaling more than $1.2 million, awarded in the spring and summer of 2020. The funds are supporting important research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields ranging from pharmatechnology to advanced computing to meteorology to computer science instruction. Collectively, the grants indicate steady progress toward Morgan’s goal of attaining an R1 (“very high research”) designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. MSU was elevated to an R2 (“high research”) Carnegie classification in December 2018.

“Receiving four grants by four different faculty members testifies to the quality of the faculty and their devotion to the

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Families Celebrate a Spooky Science & STEM Halloween

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s annual Family Science Nights return with the beloved “Spooky Science Night” with two socially-distant and limited attendance family sessions on Friday, October 30th at 5pm and 7pm. Each session is packed with stimulating family-fun, STEM activities and a Halloween parade to entertain the entire family. Tickets are $15.00 per person; $10 for Museum Members. All activities are included with admission. All tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. Ideal for kids in grades K-5. Info is available at www.cradleofaviation.org/spook…

Activities include:

● Frankenstein Hands: Use your mad scientist skills to dissect frozen hands to discover what is trapped inside.

● Candy Catapults: Protecting your Halloween hoard is serious business. Construct and test your own catapults.

● Boo-Be-Gones: You ain’t afraid of

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1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN Unite to Award ‘New Face of Tech’ Scholarships

The goal of the scholarship program is to foster the passions of the next generation of female tech leaders by opening doors to their future career goals and aspirations. This year, 40 aspiring changemakers in tech will be selected to receive a $1,500 grant each and a JBL product, obtain career coaching from a HARMAN executive, build resume skills, and have an opportunity to interview for an employment opportunity at HARMAN, a global leader in consumer electronics and connected technologies for the home, office, and car.

In light of the unprecedented challenges many college women are facing due to COVID-19, HARMAN has expanded its commitment to 1,000 Dreams Fund to help even more young women fund their dreams. The two organizations make a powerful team, and since the program’s launch in 2017, over $50,000 has been granted to inspiring young women in tech throughout the country. Additionally, 1DF is a

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In this book, Shahneila Saeed offers a fun and enlightening way to raise a technology genius

UK-based educator Shahneila Saeed’s new book ‘How To Raise a Tech Genius’ details the deeper technology we should learn and teach coming generations, and why we should not be intimidated

Machine architecture, the fetch-execute cycle, binary conversions, error-checking in encryption: how do you teach these heavy topics, typically featured in A-level or intermediate levels of schooling, to an 11 or 12 year-old? How To Raise A Tech Genius: Develop Your Child’s Computing Skills Without Spending Any Money (Hachette India) by Shahneila Saeed breaks this down for parents, students and teachers alike.

There are hundreds of books and films out in the world about how today’s and the future’s netizens should navigate social media. How To Raise A Tech Genius is about responsible rather than safe use. Shahneila, an educator of computing science, says, over a video call, “It is also about being able to prevent negative things from happening as

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Ada Lovelace Day – tackling the toxic tech ‘bro culture’

Ada Lovelace Day, which is held on the second Tuesday of October each year, is meant to be a vehicle to celebrate women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the annual live event at London’s Institution of Engineering and Technology moving online this year, its laudable aim is to promote potential new role models in order to encourage girls to embark on a STEM career and encourage those already in one to stay.

But the reasons for them choosing to do so are not necessarily very clear if the findings of a report by Women Who Tech entitled ‘The State of Women in Tech and Startups’ are to be believed. The study reveals that a huge 48% of the 1,000 or so females interviewed have experienced some form of harassment, with 63% of those affected being subjected to sexism and 43%

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World Beverage Can Ends Market Huge Incredible Growth by 2026 | Ball, Crown, Anhui Wonderful-wall Color Coating Aluminium Science Technology

IndexMarketsResearch.com offering a new research report on The“Global Beverage Can Ends Market by Distribution Channel and Geography – Global Trends, Analysis and Forecast 2020-2026”

A new research report released by Index Markets Research with the title “GlobalBeverage Can EndsMarket Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026”. The report provides an overview of the growth rate of the Beverage Can Ends market during the forecast period, i.e., 2020–2026. Most significantly, the report further identifies the qualitative impact of variety market factors on market segments and geographies. The research segments the market on the basis of product type, application, technology, and region. To offer more clarity regarding the industry, the report takes a closer look at the current status of different factors including but not limited to supply chain management, niche markets, distribution channel, trade, supply, and demand and production capability across different countries.In the end, the report makes some important

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WVSU president to speak at virtual Women & Technology Conference | Metro Kanawha

West Virginia State University President Dr. Nicole Pride will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 West Virginia Women & Technology Conference, to be offered online this year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Charleston-based TechConnect West Virginia is hosting this year’s virtual conference, which is free to view online. It will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon on Monday, Oct. 19.

As in years past, the 2020 webinar/conference will address the under-representation of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields and explore strategies for closing the gender gap in technology.

Pride started her career in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, moving later to the higher education field at North Carolina A&T State University. She was named the first female president at the Institute university in July and became the school’s 12th president in September.

A pair of panel discussions will follow Pride’s remarks.

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Researcher to measure middle schoolers’ data science knowledge in context of social issues

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, assistant professor in Clemson’s education and human development department.
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A Clemson University faculty member will use an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine middle school students’ data science knowledge and practices through the lens of social issues and gauge students’ sense of empowerment to positively change communities through data science.

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, assistant professor of learning sciences in the Clemson University College of Education, said it is a common misconception that data is neutral or free from the influence of social issues or that data has no effect on social issues. She said it is often the case that technology informed by data science, such as search engines or facial recognition software, has been shown to either reinforce discrimination or mischaracterize minority groups.

Because humans design these forms of technology and many more make decisions based on them,

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