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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Youth

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/sq_students_views_2015/

Reports on the opinions of students at various grade levels and in various types of schools about reading, science, and math courses.  The survey was part of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress for students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Integration of the Humanities and the Arts with the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

https://www.nap.edu/login.php?record_id=24988&page=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nap.edu%2Fdownload%2F24988

Examines a trend in higher education to bring together the knowledge and types of inquiry from different disciplines within a single course or program of study.  Requires the creation of a free account.  From the National Academies Press

 

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Russia,Science/Technology

https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R45178.html

Reviews the international competition for advantage in the realm of artificial intelligence as applied to military matters and the related issues that Congress must decide.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/pdf/bachelors-degree-outlook.pdf

Covers selected occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree with information about typical wages and projected openings.  Covers nine broad career fields including business, teaching, financial, social services, healthcare services, and information technology.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2016

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,United Nations

https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks-1990-2016

Annual report on how successful the U.S. has been in meeting its commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Includes trends in greenhouse gas emissions, energy-related emissions of GHGs from stationary and mobile sources, emissions from industrial and agricultural sources and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2015-16 School Year

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Education,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/crdc-2015-16.html

Biennial release of data on civil rights issues in U.S. public schools.  Includes press release on availability of data, issue brief on school climate and safety issues, and data on student access to STEM courses.  Also includes data criminal offenses in public schools.  From the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-04/documents/strenthening_transparency_in_regulatory_science_04-24-2018.pdf

Controversial proposed rule that would limit environmental regulatory activity if data were not publicly available. Proponents call it a move toward transparency, while opponents argue that it would limit regulation where research results were based on human health studies.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications: Highlights of a Forum

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690910.pdf

Participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations considered the potential implications of AI developments in four areas: cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice, and financial services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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