Upcoming Panel Discussion | Science Under Attack: Politics, Policy, and Science in America
On Wednesday, Mar. 4, the Pell Center will host a panel of speakers to address questions about the role of science in public decision-making in the United States. The panel discussion will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare Academic Center. Historically, the U.S. has been on the cutting edge of science – a practical society that leads the world in innovation and technology development. But while … Read More
Picks of the Week | Attitudes Towards Science, Ebola News Coverage, U.S. Air Campaign Against ISIS
Attitudes Towards Science What Scientists Really Do | New York Review of Books Media “Echo Chambers” and Climate Change | Yale University A current article in the New York Review of Books addresses Americans’ attitudes towards science. On one hand, we say we tend to trust and value scientific findings, and on the other hand, we’re willing to throw out scientific perspectives if they clash with other priorities such as … Read More
Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century
Can we teach innovation? Innovation requires whole-brain thinking — left-brain thinking for creativity and imagination, and right-brain thinking for planning and execution. Our current approach to education in science and technology, focuses on the transfer of information, developing mostly right-brain thinking by stressing copying and reproducing existing ideas rather than generating new ones. I will show how shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to team work and creative … Read More
The Future of Digital Security: Will Your Devices Soon be Obsolete?
The rapid rise in the availability of ever smaller, inexpensive, and increasingly powerful networked devices has revolutionized how—and how quickly—we create, process, store, and share information. These developments have transformed our world to such an extent it’s hard to recall what life was like before. Despite their rapid growth, however, the security challenges that have been created as a result of their expansion—password hacking, phishing emails, Internet fraud, identity theft, … Read More