Science & Technology

Science & Technology
6:13 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that Governor Deval Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner in Massachusetts. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has this report. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Science & Technology
6:10 am
Thu July 10, 2008

MA criminal traffic convictions delayed

MA – The state auditor in Massachusetts says delays in processing criminal traffic convictions are keeping unsafe drivers on the road for years. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Science & Technology
6:06 am
Thu July 10, 2008

Budget chief warning budget deficit could worsen

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell's budget chief is warning state lawmakers that the projected $150 million state budget deficit could worsen. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo.
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Science & Technology
7:00 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Nader raises $2,000 in Connecticut fundraiser

Litchfield, CT – Connecticut native and presidential
candidate Ralph Nader has made a campaign stop in the state to raise money for his campaign. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:16 pm
Thu May 1, 2008

The Role of Gender in Language Used by Children and Parents Working on Mathematical Tasks

Hawaii – Researchers at the University of Hawaii are examining the role that language plays in young girls' confidence in their mathematic abilities. They are studying the language parents and children use while working together on mathematical tasks. The researchers are most interested in determining whether the language is different if the child is working with the father or mother.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:16 pm
Thu March 27, 2008

Prototypes as Gatekeepers - Consequences for Gender Participation in Computer Sciences

Stanford, CA – Women are less likely to seek careers in computer science than almost any other scientific job. A team of researchers at Stanford University is trying to determine why this is the case and what schools can do to try and improve programs to encourage more women to stay in computer sciences.

Women in Science on the Air
11:15 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Sounds of Progress Part I: Testing the Waters - The Young Women's Summer Institute Research Project

Columbus, OH – Recent research offers a strong indication of the types of interventions that benefit girls' choices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...STEM careers. Although exposure to science throughout the K thru 12 curriculum is crucial, the middle school years appear to be the most pivotal time for girls.

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