Mathematics

$2 Million Gift to Create Engelberg Fellowships in Mathematical Sciences Honors a Mathematician's Exemplary Life and Gives Future Students a Chance

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

News of the gift was announced earlier today in an email message to the entire university community from Len Jessup, president of CGU.

Key Points: 
  • News of the gift was announced earlier today in an email message to the entire university community from Len Jessup, president of CGU.
  • Ora Engelberg Percus, who had served as an officer in the Israeli military, immigrated in 1960 to accept a fellowship offer from Columbia University.
  • Students who attend CGU's Institute of Mathematical Sciences display intellectual curiosity like Ora Engelberg Percus's in their efforts to find answers to real-world challenges.
  • "This gift will open doors to students to join one of the nation's premier mathematics research communities," said Jessup.

New Digital Library Captures Insights from Schools Around the Globe, Innovating in the Midst of the Pandemic

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:46pm

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SMART Technologies (SMART), an edtech company with a 30-year track record of pioneering learning solutions that enable millions of educators to build connections that matter, has announced a new library of videos, lesson activities, and resources to surface insight from a cohort of innovative schools, available to SMART's larger community of 3 million schools around the world.

Key Points: 
  • The digital library, which will be launched this Thursday, recognizes schools that demonstrate effective and innovative uses of technology in classroomsboth virtually and in person.
  • These schools join a global community of educators, innovators and teacher ambassadors who are supporting innovation in learning to foster student engagement in more than 175 countries.
  • Research demonstrates that strong connections between students and caring adults play a positive role in their academic and social-emotional development.
  • With a full range of products used by millions of educators and students around the world, SMART creates connections that matter.

Vernier and ADInstruments Launch Complete Lab-Based Solution for College-Level General Chemistry

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:39pm

Theseready-to-use chemistry experiments are available fora free 90-day trial, and they use Vernier Go Direct sensors, as well as example data from Vernier.

Key Points: 
  • Theseready-to-use chemistry experiments are available fora free 90-day trial, and they use Vernier Go Direct sensors, as well as example data from Vernier.
  • "The new Lt Chemistry Collectionsupports both in-person and remote learning and provides college-level students with real-world applications of scientific concepts," said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.
  • "Now students can use our sensors to record real-time chemistry data into Ltor utilize sample data available from Vernier within the platformas they participate in meaningful and active exploration."
  • ItsBiology and Chemistry Collections,created in partnership with Vernier, focus on the principles of active learning.

New Digital Library Captures Insights from Schools Around the Globe, Innovating in the Midst of the Pandemic

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:35pm

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SMART Technologies (SMART), an edtech company with a 30-year track record of pioneering learning solutions that enable millions of educators to build connections that matter, has announced a new library of videos, lesson activities, and resources to surface insight from a cohort of innovative schools, available to SMART's larger community of 3 million schools around the world.

Key Points: 
  • The digital library, which will be launched this Thursday, recognizes schools that demonstrate effective and innovative uses of technology in classroomsboth virtually and in person.
  • These schools join a global community of educators, innovators and teacher ambassadors who are supporting innovation in learning to foster student engagement in more than 175 countries.
  • Research demonstrates that strong connections between students and caring adults play a positive role in their academic and social-emotional development.
  • With a full range of products used by millions of educators and students around the world, SMART creates connections that matter.

Haptik launches new self-serve Enterprise CX Platform to enable Conversational AI solutions in less than 7 days

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 2:49pm

Gartner estimates the Conversational AI Platform market to be $2.5 billion in 2020, growing at a staggering pace of 75% year over year.

Key Points: 
  • Gartner estimates the Conversational AI Platform market to be $2.5 billion in 2020, growing at a staggering pace of 75% year over year.
  • However, one of the biggest challenges in the industry today is the speed of deployment and time-to-value for such solutions.
  • Haptik was also recently recognized as a "Vendor to Watch" by IDC in their Worldwide General Purpose Conversational AI Platforms 2021 Vendor Assessment.
  • Haptik is one of the world's largest Customer Experience Platform powered by Conversational AI, having reached over 100 million devices, and processed over 4B+ conversations.

Jennifer L. Maclachlan of PID Analyzers, LLC, announced as recipient of two American Chemical Society Public Relations Awards

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:59pm

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized member Jennifer L. Maclachlan as the recipient of both the 2021 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach and the 2022 James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public .

Key Points: 
  • The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized member Jennifer L. Maclachlan as the recipient of both the 2021 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach and the 2022 James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public .
  • The ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC) presents the public outreach award annually to an ACS member whose outstanding achievements have improved public recognition and appreciation for the field of chemistry.
  • ACS awards the chemistry interpretation award annually to someone who has made noteworthy presentations to increase the publics understanding of chemistry.
  • The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress.

ICAIF’21 Showcases How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Finance

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:52pm

ICAIF aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to share technical advances and insights on the effects of AI & ML on the finance world.

Key Points: 
  • ICAIF aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to share technical advances and insights on the effects of AI & ML on the finance world.
  • ICAIF21 invites high quality papers on theoretical, empirical, or experimental research, from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations.
  • Veloso will delve into her understanding of the challenges and solutions of combining the fields of AI and Finance.
  • Biases of Learning Machines in Finance: Some Examples
    Lehalle will examine the role that biases play in machine learning algorithms as applied to applications in finance.

Women and STEM: Harnessing the Great Reevaluation

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

Eight in 10 of those are considering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), reflecting a shift in the paradigm from the Great Resignation to the Great Reevaluation.

Key Points: 
  • Eight in 10 of those are considering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), reflecting a shift in the paradigm from the Great Resignation to the Great Reevaluation.
  • Weve reached a critical inflection point in the workplace where women are evaluating their careers in a new light, said Bill Pappas, executive vice president and head of Global Technology and Operations at MetLife.
  • Its more important than ever that organizations particularly those in STEM offer the solutions that help women succeed.
  • Employer-offered benefits and programs play a critical role in ensuring that women succeed and feel supported, particularly related to the retention of women in STEM fields.

Akamai Foundation Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 12:30pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Foundation , a charitable fund endowed by Akamai Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: AKAM), the world's most trusted solution to power and protect digital experiences, today announces recipients of the Akamai Foundation 2021 global STEM education grants.

Key Points: 
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Foundation , a charitable fund endowed by Akamai Technologies, Inc.(NASDAQ: AKAM), the world's most trusted solution to power and protect digital experiences, today announces recipients of the Akamai Foundation 2021 global STEM education grants.
  • In addition to core giving in STEM education, the Akamai Foundation provides disaster resilience, relief and humanitarian aid globally; and enables volunteerism by connecting employees to the communities in which Akamai operates.
  • "For over 20 years Akamai, alongside the Akamai Foundation, has passionately focused on issues that are important to Akamai, such as improving access to STEM education, increasing diversity in the technology sector and coming together to positively impact the communities around us.
  • The Akamai Foundation looks forward to partnering with the following programs in 2021:

Michio Kaku Wrong? A Theory of Everything Is Impossible?

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:38pm

Water did not create water and Einstein did not discover e=mc2.All material possibilities and causes for everything existed before the universe and physics began, and Einstein was just the funnel to download a pre-existing formula waiting to be found.

Key Points: 
  • Water did not create water and Einstein did not discover e=mc2.All material possibilities and causes for everything existed before the universe and physics began, and Einstein was just the funnel to download a pre-existing formula waiting to be found.
  • Before you think this book is some kind of scientific paper, let me assure you it is not.
  • This is why there cannot be a TOE - because consciousness functions independent of the universe and is not a 'thing' that can be included in a formula.
  • His specific purpose is to show our spiritual relativity, bring together evidence that shows humans are trans-dimensional beings and we and everything are family with the same parent.