Spayde’s Theory: What Exactly is Education?

Spayde’s Theory: What Exactly is Education?

In the first week of summer session, my English professor handed the class an essay and told us to have it read and analyzed by…

5 Misconceptions I Had as an International Student in the US

5 Misconceptions I Had as an International Student in the US

Even though I had visited the US several times before moving here for school, there were a lot of things that surprised me when I…

Olympiads: A Gateway to Science

Olympiads: A Gateway to Science

From Math Olympiad to Chemistry Olympiad, there are an incredible amount of competitive opportunities designed to showcase talent and excellence in a variety of STEM…

Exploravision: An Alternative to Science Fair

Exploravision: An Alternative to Science Fair

One year in high school, instead of competing in the usual science fair (typically involving the Intel Science and Engineering Fair through a series of…

Do Liberal Arts Degrees Really Earn Less Money Later On?

Do Liberal Arts Degrees Really Earn Less Money Later On?

As a liberal arts student, the most common question I’m forced to field from family, friends, prospective students, and others is the question of profession,…

Op-Ed: Faulty Divisions in the Education System

Op-Ed: Faulty Divisions in the Education System

At least in the American education system, there remains an unquestioned and unwarranted deep division between mental and manual labor and learning. You either go…

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM): A Synthetic Biology Competition Open to High Schoolers

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM): A Synthetic Biology Competition Open to High Schoolers

Science in the real world functions completely differently from the experiments that high schoolers do in class. In reality, the research and development team determines…

Mentorship in High School: How to Get Started

Mentorship in High School: How to Get Started

If you’re one of those people itching to get into a lab, hoping to jump start your future in researching, or strengthen their extracurricular section…

3 Colleges with Awesome Need-Based Financial Aid Packages

3 Colleges with Awesome Need-Based Financial Aid Packages

For many students the most discouraging factor in applying to colleges is the subject of financial aid. How in the world will I be able…

5 Tips for Surviving Engineering School

5 Tips for Surviving Engineering School

I decided to go into Engineering because I like math and science, and, more specifically, Mechanical, because I like roller coasters. Really, it was as…

13 STEM Competitions That You Should Apply For

13 STEM Competitions That You Should Apply For

The field of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) is growing at a steady pace as businesses and corporations reach out to students for innovative…

Biomedical Engineering: Let’s Build Some Robot Legs (& Other Cool Stuff)

Biomedical Engineering: Let’s Build Some Robot Legs (& Other Cool Stuff)

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Adrianne Haslet-Davis thought that she had to give up her career as a dancer due to an injury that caused her to…

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