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Guest Post – Diversity & Inclusion: Are You Willing to Change Your Mind?

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.   I really do like being right – most people do. For my two cents, that’s OK; being right about something feels good, it gives us confidence, and is great for our egos. Being wrong, on the other hand, can leave us downcast and discouraged. This pain of being … Continue reading

The 2019 Spring Equinox Will Be Greeted with Higher Gas Prices and a Super Worm Moon

We are less than 36 hours away from the start of the spring equinox and it appears that more than the outdoor temperatures are warming up. According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, spring will make its official debut in the United States on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:58 p.m. EDT.  Welcome spring! On the … Continue reading

Pi Day, 03.14.2019, Is Almost Here

Pi Day is almost here! Pi Day, observed annually on March 14th or 03.14, calls attention to the importance of the mathematical constant pi or Π. Pi is an irrational transcendental number…that means its decimal places will continue to infinity. Pi is very important to STEM because of its relationship to the circle; it is a constant … Continue reading

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day – 2019

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by a presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Like African American and other historically underrepresented groups, women’s contributions and accomplishments to our nation have been overlooked until recently and consequently omitted from mainstream culture and historical references. In February … Continue reading