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Playing in the Sandbox With Dale Dougherty

Playing in the Sandbox With Dale Dougherty

Last week I attended Sandbox Summit, a conference at MIT that gathers great thinkers in children’s media. This year’s theme was was about nurturing kids’ imagination in the digital age, which stood in sharp contrast to the events unfolding in Boston while we were there. Instead of gluing ourselves to the news, we pressed on with the conference. It was so reassuring to talk about inspiring kids and the good that we can do through media. Read More

Google’s Erez Lieberman Aiden – How the Human Genome Folds

What do Ramen noodles, knots, and genome globules have in common? If you’re researcher Erez Lieberman Aiden, these are models for his groundbreaking research on 3-D mapping the human genome. At the end of the day, he shares advice and wisdom with aspiring young scientists. His connections to TED and Google lend a “cool” factor… Read More

Pi at MIT: Bitter…or Sweet?

  Two years ago our family recognized Pi Day for the very first time. At exactly 1:59 p.m on March 14th my son received the decision on his application for admission to the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His response when he logged on to read the letter: “I GOT IN!” It was a sweet… Read More