Syracuse University researchers use nanotechnology to harness the power of fireflies
Three of my favorite things: Syracuse, fireflies, and science.
Discovered in my first alumni newsletter (yikes!). At least my first thought wasn’t “So this is another random project that is paid for by my tuition” for the first time in years. Because installing solar panels on the less fortunate’s homes really should have been a priority for the university.
Entrepreneurship and Education
The debate over the value of a college education has been flourishing during the financial downturn because there are so many college graduates with so few job openings. Why not encourage more students to become entrepreneurs who will be creating jobs? This kind of thinking has become the talk Twitter and blogging sites lately, especially after PayPal founder Peter Thiel announced that he was offering $100K to students to forgo college and start a business. His competion sparked an ongoing discussion at EdLab, where I am interning for the Collaborative Solutions Group helping to research and develop the latest in education technology. To continue the discussion about the value of a college education, I thought I would be a good idea to point out that when it comes to entrepreneurship and education, you can have your cake and eat it too.
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