Cornerstones of ScienceConnecting children and adults to science & technology
In the reference collection: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
This authoritative source is designed for high school and college students.
Accessscience.com/MHEST is a companion site to the print encyclopedia. It features an updated selection of articles and media that complement the print volumes.
The Cornerstones of Science Kiosk highlights nominated and
recomended COS titles, as well as serving as a space showcasing a
themed monthly display. Past displays have included Astronomy and
Science in Bloom, and Einstein & E=mc2. The kiosk also
serves as a notice board for upcoming Cornerstones of Science events.
Science Websites of the Month
Celebrate the Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus,
and Women's History Month
Astronomy without Borders: The Conjunction of Glory
On March 15th according to Astronomy Without Borders, Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, will be within 3 degrees of each other in the evening sky (15 March 2012 at 10:37:46 UTC). This will be quite a spectacle, as both planets are very bright—and this will be a fantastic visual and photographic opportunity, as it’s not often that you get the brightest planets in our Solar System so close together. Find out about the Conjunction of Glory and much more at this amazing astronomy website.
A Curious Look at Women’s Adventures in Science: A lively, interactive site designed specifically for girls, from the National Academy of Sciences. The companion series of biographies to this site is the ten-volume, Women's Adventures in Science, published by Joseph Henry Press (an imprint of the National Academies Press) and Scholastic Library Publishing.
Society of Women Engineer Scholarships
This professional network offers scholarships for young women majoring in engineering or computer science. Over 150 awards are given annually in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000. The application for sophomores through graduate students is available December 1 - February 15. For freshmen: March 1 - May 15th.
4,000 Years of Women in Science
How long have women been scientists?...The answer is the same for both women and men - as long as we have been human. This University of Alabama site offers fascinating facts about women in science, from Hypatia of Ancient Egypt (right) to the 20th century.
Quote of the Month:
Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.
~ Hypatia, 355-415 CE