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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in STEM

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’d like to celebrate all Hispanic and Latinx individuals—and the outstanding contributions they’ve made—in the fields of science, tech, engineering, and math. Here are 4 incredible scientists and engineers who inspire us, and remind us why diversity and Hispanic representation in STEM are vital. France Córdova, astrophysicist 14th director of the …

Educational STEM History

Who Was Rudolf Weigl?

Rudolf Weigl

Rudolf Stefan Jan Weigl was a Polish biologist, physician, and inventor, most known for creating the first effective vaccine for epidemic typhus. (He’s also today’s Google Doodle, in case you hadn’t noticed.) Before becoming a renowned scientist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine every year between 1930 and 1939, Weigl was born in Austria-Hungary (now the …

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How to Use Discord to Improve Your Grades

Study hack: use Discord’s chat platform to get study help any time night or day. Whether you’re already familiar with the platform or totally new, we’ll talk you through how to take advantage of voice chat, screenshare, and more within Discord to join and run study sessions, boost your grades, and connect with other students …

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Why Videos Are More Effective Than Textbooks

Studies show that students learn better when they can see and hear the material. It’s clear that video has become an increasingly popular way to help people understand concepts, especially in subjects like math and science. But what actually makes video such an effective tool for learning? Here are 6 reasons why videos make great …

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7 Ways to Beat the End-of-Summer Scaries

You’ve heard of the Sunday Scaries, but for students, the Summer Scaries are especially bittersweet. On one hand, you’re excited to go back to school and meet new people, make new friends, and get out of the house. On the other, anxiety starts creeping in—homework overload, tests that seem impossible at first glance. Breathe! We’ve …