Connecting Young Thinkers Around the World:

The ThinkerFrom “ is an award-winning online community and website for exceptional students from around the world who love science, technology, engineering and math. On Cogito, students can  participate in online interviews with scientists and mathematicians of all ages; view news articles, essays, book reviews, videos and blogs pertaining to myriad science and math topics; and access a searchable database of academic programs and math and science competitions.

Cogito also features secure, members-only discussion forums where members can discuss science and math-related issues as well as career and educational topics. The site received the prestigious SPORE award from Science magazine (Science Prize for Online Resources in Education), and an article about Cogito appeared in the October 28, 2011 edition of Science. Cogito has also won a Gold Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, as one of the highest quality websites geared toward children and young adults.”

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How America celebrates Pi Day

Pi DayFrom CNN: “Across the country, math geeks in museums, schools, private groups and elsewhere gather to celebrate the number pi, approximately 3.14. That’s why March 14 — 3-14 — is Pi Day. What’s more, Albert Einstein was born on this day.

A quick refresher: Pi is defined as the distance around a perfect circle, or the circumference, divided by the distance across it, or the diameter. It is also involved in calculating the area of a circle, the volume of a sphere, and many other mathematical formulas you might need in the sciences.”

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6 Days Left! Doodle 4 Google

Doodle4GoogleIf I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…

From Google: “Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more. One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.”

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Internet celebrates its 25th birthday

Tim Berners-LeeFrom The Verge: “On March 12th, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee put forth a proposal to make information sharing possible over computers, using nodes and links to create a “web” that would eventually stretch worldwide and become the modern internet. Now, 25 years after he disseminated that proposal, Berners-Lee has called for the internet he invented to stay free and open.”

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