A high altitude balloon (HAB) is an odd thing for two physicists, a mathematician, and a biologist to have in common. At the beginning of this year, however, that is exactly what the four of us–Sierra, Cam, Maddie, and McKenzie–proposed to do: launch a HAB to the edge of space. There were a couple motivations… Read More PLP Passport Project: Wingardium Leviosa
Being in PLP we have a lot of access to events. Speakers, student-led discussions, screenings, summits, conferences, and of course networking events. All the things we have the ability to go to, or are required to go to, can honestly wear a person out. But, too often I feel like we forget about the rule… Read More The PLP Connection
In spring of 2015, I took the international studies course “Disaster Capitalism” with Barb Stuart and was inspired by the professor’s decentralized approach to pedagogy. Not only was the subject matter of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine challenging and engaging, but the student-lead nature of the course challenged traditional expectations of what a college classroom… Read More PLP Passport Project: Alternative Modes of Knowledge Generation: Decolonized Pedagogy in a Business School Classroom
Nearly 60 more young girls have turned to the dark side. No, they haven’t joined ISIS, the Sith, or decided to exclusively listen to Pink Floyd. We’re talking dark matter, black holes, supernovae, forensic science, medieval warfare, artificial intelligence, gene selection, and math. All the things that could really kill you – especially the math.… Read More PLP Passport Project: Putting the Femme in STEM!