Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who was the only woman ever to win a Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics, died on Saturday. She was 40. Continue reading Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman To Win A Fields Medal, Dies At 40
When I first envisioned my professional life, it was not in high-tech. When I was young, I wanted to create stories with animated characters that could bring colorful dreams to life on paper. I collected comics, loved to play arcade games, read Louis L’Amour westerns and tried my best to do well at school. My mind often wandered in class, and I sometimes felt like the odd duck who had a different normal than others.
As more money continues to be poured into startups, we’re starting to see a growing number of venture capital firms and funds emerge that are increasingly focused on specific pieces of the pie, rather than general swipes across the board. One of these — Felix Capital— today announced that it has raised an oversubscribed $150 million fund to continue betting hard on tech startups built by the creative class. For Felix, that mainly means fashion and lifestyle businesses that are based on digital platforms, along with the plethora of tech startups out there that are building tools to make those more interesting and efficient. Continue reading Felix Capital raises $150M to double down on tech startups from the ‘creative class’
No steering wheel, no pedals, no problem Continue reading This adorable driverless bus will soon be making stops at the University of Michigan
The film Dream Big: Engineering Our World gives insight to the capabilities and creative imagination of the many unsung heroes in engineering
Continue reading Dare to Dream Big
Just as class lets out for the summer across the country, a new one has just been announced. Continue reading Meet Your Lucky Stars: NASA Announces A New Class Of Astronaut Candidates
It’s important to help light that fire in students, but that can be challenging, industry leaders say. Continue reading How to Spark Interest in STEM
Dame Zaha Hadid was a pioneering architect who rethought the way buildings are shaped. From an arts centre with no straight lines to a museum atop five stilts, she toyed with traditional forms in her postmodern designs. Continue reading Zaha Hadid: Who was the pioneering architect and what were her most impressive buildings?
Although the space shuttle program may have been temporarily halted in the United States, NASA is still alive and well — and now, thanks to 18-year-old Rifath Sharook of India, are launching their smallest-ever satellite into space. The satellite is called ‘KalamSat,’ named after Indian nuclear scientist, pioneer in the aeronautics field, and former president, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, and is the first-ever to be manufactured by 3-D printing, a tech trend we don’t see disappearing (or even going away a bit) anytime soon. NASA is planning on launching it off of Wallops Island, Virginia, on June 21, according to the Business Standard. Continue reading World’s Smallest Satellite Created for NASA by 18-Year-Old Indian Teen
There were a lot of happy faces in the crowd of workers that watched the first massive steel truss being raised into place high above the new Milwaukee Bucks arena last week. Continue reading 24-year-old engineer adds $524 million Bucks arena to her impressive resume