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Security

Staying secure in the modern world is more difficult than ever. Every day, we face threats to our identities, our personal information, our data, and even ourselves. From malware attacks to phishing schemes, we survey the security landscape. It takes a lot more than some anti-virus software to stay safe. We go beyond the sensationalism to assess which threats could pose the biggest problems and dig into the repercussions that ripple through our lives once security has been compromised. KEEP GOING

AI

Sure, artificial intelligence can generate hilarious song titles and paint colors, but it’s also powering some of the most compelling new technology of our time. Machine learning and neural networks are playing larger roles in almost every device and system we use. It’s built into your smartphone, your smart home, and maybe

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How to turn a lesson into halloween magic

You’ve seen it–that magical moment when you students just “clicked” with your lesson. They were engaged, even if just for a few brief moments, instead of daydreaming or wishing they could be texting their friends.

Adapting your lesson to a Halloween theme is more likely to engage them. Kids are already fascinated by Halloween. Connect your science lesson to it, and they will be more engaged and interested.

The holiday becomes a catalyst for engagement.

How to adapt your lessons

Three simple steps:

Step 1. Look at the lessons you have planned for the next two weeks.

Are there any demonstrations you will do? A small modification may be all you need to turn it into a Halloween-based science lesson.

Step 2. Look for connections to Halloween: pumpkins, smoke, goo, colors, or mixtures.

Pumpkins

Can you do the experiment inside a pumpkin? I’ve seen the classic baking powder + vinegar

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The Engineering & Design Department office is currently closed for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.  We are working remotely and are available to answer your questions.  Please call 360.650.3380 or send an email to engd@wwu.edu.  We are available!  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund application provides an opportunity for students to apply for financial assistance to alleviate or minimize an unforeseen financial barrier, including financial emergencies related to COVID‐19. Funding is intended to address an expense to support enrollment, persistence, and completion. In most cases, students should apply for and accept all other sources of funding, including their financial aid award, before applying. Due to limited funds, average awards are $500. Turn in completed applications to the scholarship center at Scholarshipcenter@wwu.edu . The application link is below. 

Link to Student Emergency Fund Application

 

 

Alumni

Graduates of the programs have consistently

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Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard


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Science and technology permeate every aspect of our lives, from the most private decisions about reproduction and medical treatment to the most public choices concerning risk, development, security, and the quality and sustainability of the human environment. Virtually every dilemma that confronts people and governments in contemporary societies demands significant engagement with science and technology.

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government provides unique resources for coping with the resulting challenges for scientific and technological innovation, civil liberties, informed citizenship, and democratic government. Learn more.

 

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Science and technology provide many societal benefits, such as the enhancement of economic growth or quality of life. They also can produce negative, unintended consequences. Most societies promote science and technology, but this can be costly. Establishment of IPRs that protect new works and give innovators the right to profit from their creations provides incentives for expensive innovation without the need for direct government subsidies (Posner 2004). At the same time, IPRs may maintain or aggravate wealth inequities.

Rights have little meaning unless they can be enforced and modern technology has made IPRs enforcement increasingly difficult. Photocopiers make it possible for anyone with access to a machine to reproduce works entitled to copyright protection and the Internet allows anyone to make literary or musical works available to the world.

Science and technology challenge intellectual property systems, particularly patent laws. New fields such as information technology and genetic engineering force courts … Read More

S&T Finding Ways to Fight COVID-19

In the wake of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, countless social gatherings and special events have been postponed or cancelled. It feels a bit like life is on hold. But the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission never stops and neither does the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). I’m proud to report that nearly 90 percent of our staff is working from home. They are doing their part to slow the spread of the virus – helping prevent healthcare William N. Bryan; Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology.institutions from being overwhelmed and potentially saving lives. That’s not all S&T is doing to help fight COVID-19, though.

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is conducting crucial research to mitigate COVID-19. NBACC is working closely with the Probabilistic Analysis for National Threats Hazards and Risks (PANTHR) program to characterize the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The research being done will help

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U.S. GAO – Technology & Science

May 4, 2020 | technology | No Comments


GAO provides Congress with thorough and balanced analysis of technological and scientific developments that affect our society, environment, and economy. To enhance our ability to do this, we established the Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team in January 2019. Our new team will expand our support to Congress by:

  • Conducting technology assessments and providing technical services
  • Auditing science and technology programs and initiatives to assist in oversight of federal investments in research, development, and advanced manufacturing
  • Compiling and utilizing best practices in engineering sciences, including cost, schedule, and technology readiness assessments
  • Establishing an audit innovation lab to explore, pilot, and deploy new advanced analytic capabilities, conduct research in information assurance, and explore emerging technologies that will impact future audit practices

For a more detailed look at the new team, see the plan and timeline sent to Congress (PDF, 32 pages). This document summarizes relevant trends, explains the new team’s structure,

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A degree in computer science can be earned from most colleges, universities, and community colleges. Some students even opt to complete a degree in an online format. The following is a list of some courses in which individuals can expect to participate when in a computer science program. While this is not a complete list of all the courses that would be involved, these are the most common, and often required courses.

Introduction to Computer Systems

Students in this course will explore computer hardware structures, low-level programming, and programming language. After completing this course, students should understand the internal structure of digital computers. This course is designed to give a fundamental understanding so students can build on this foundation with more advanced courses.

Introduction to Computer Programming

This course will likely involve very basic steps involved in computer science. Even if students have some experience working with computers, this course … Read More

Science and technology is the best thing society could ever ask for. Since the industrial revolution in the 18th century science has been in progress. Some sectors that have been boosted by science and technology are energy, physical sciences, information and communication. The society has greatly gained with the invention of technology.

Infrastructure in the society has grown with the help of science and technology. Modes of transport like electronic railway lines were realized and these actually benefited the society by offering them a better means of transport. In the past, almost everything was analog but thanks to the science and technology we are now being digitalized by the day. The invention of the telephone and radio services has broadened human communication.

Without society then there would be no science and technology and that is why the invention of certain tools and equipment have helped achieve big things. Society can … Read More