Tagged: mathematics

Best Mathematics Achievement Standards for an Engineering Future? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 13, 2013

At work recently we have been discussing which achievement stands best prepare students for careers in engineering (and the physical sciences). Some of this discussion comes out of the fact we often have students applying for entry to study in engineering* programmes with what, superficially, looks like the right number of credits – however, when we dig a bit deeper … Read More

Sir Vaughan Jones & New Zealand's Education System - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 05, 2012

As I have mentioned elsewhere I recently bought a copy of “Made in NZ”, a book that talks to prominent New Zealanders about various topics. One of those profiled is Sir Vaughan Jones, one of the worlds leading mathematicians. In 1990 he was awarded the Field Medal and he is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, … Read More

TOSP Episode 15: December 19th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 19, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] The last TOSP before Christmas! And, because we’re daring, it _isn’t_ Christmas-themed.  Just to give y’all a break. Instead, Elf and aimee cover the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize(s), how bees reach consensus (warning: headbutting), a very special new crab, Jupiter’s heart-cannibalisation, the [...] … Read More