Connected Science Learning is one of the National Science Teachers Association’s five journals, and its analysis of external STEM education programmes is proving just how important it is to push science learning beyond the school gates. Dennis Schatz, NSTA President-Elect and Field Editor of Connected Science Learning explains
Catherine always wanted to be a doctor from a very young age, but she didn’t quite make the grades at first. Now in her third year of medicine at the University of Birmingham, we ask her how she did it.
Scientists from Baylor University, Texas have found that a special incentive – in which students received extra marks on final exams for getting at least 8 hours of sleep – improved their grades.
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With her colleague Gérard Mourou, Donna found a way to stretch and compress lasers to produce short, intense pulses that have many practical uses, including in delicate surgeries to fix problems with vision
She is the third woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Physics
PHOTOGRAPH: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
She has just won the $3m Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for her discovery of pulsars 50 years ago
PHOTOGRAPHS: BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE FOUNDATION