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Grace Hopper was a prominent figure in computer programming. The Grace Murray Hopper Award was named after her and is given to people 35 or younger who have made great contributions to computer science.

Get with the program!

Alma Bell, Reporter October 25, 2022

In an online seminar held on Oct. 19, Janet Abbate, a Virginia Tech professor of science, technology and society, spoke on how gender has shaped opportunities in the workforce over the decades. During...

Graduation is a great time for reflecting on our journeys here at Weber State. Photo credit: Veronica Martinez

My life is a sitcom

Makayla Martinez April 11, 2022

My life is a sitcom. No, really. My father often jokes that there must be hidden cameras somewhere recording "The Kayla Show," like the Jim Carrey movie. Some of the shenanigans I find myself subjected...

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Jennifer Greenlee March 1, 2021

Woodshop. English. Math. Firearm training. This is what high school students' class options might look like next semester if HB 258 passes the Utah House of Representatives and Senate and is signed...

S. Dorian Chelaru, owner and president of Transoceanic, LLC, USA, speaks at Weber State University about the Multi-Million Tons Freshwater Transporter. (Robert Lewis / The Signpost)

A submersible solution to water shortages

Francisco Ruiz January 22, 2020

From 2011 to 2017, California experienced severe drought. The drought ravaged the state's agricultural industry, and residents watched their lawns die or opted to replace them with artificial turf.As urban...

Professor Melissa Braatan associate professor of the University of Colorado. (Kainoa Nunez / The Signpost) Photo credit: Kainoa Nunez

Teachers take science to new heights

Kainoa Nunez February 1, 2019

Weber State University professors gathered Jan. 31 to learn how to take science education to the next level at this year's Teacher Twilight Series. The event hosted guest speaker Melissa Braaten,...

A student is tutored in developmental math in the campus Math Hub. (The Signpost Archives)

Developmental math program, one size does not fit all

Emilee Atkinson April 19, 2017

In 2012, computer science major Frankie Ruttenbur was enrolled in the developmental math program. She was taking Math 950 and struggled throughout the class, especially when it came time to take the final. “I...

ALEKS, a new system for placing students into developmental math courses, is being implemented at WSU. (Source: Pixabay)

WSU has a new test to place students into developmental math

Leah Higginbotham April 9, 2017

Math — a career choice for some or an average hurdle among classes for others — is a necessary step for college students. Either way, from general education requirements to engineering degrees,...

As part of the March 31 SheTech Explorer Day, attendes participate in a tech challenge: each team brainstorms and design a way of shopping in the future, one which allows consumers to have the convenience of online shopping and tangible benefits of brick and mortar stores. (Joshua Wineholt / The Signpost)

All-female STEM conference blazes trail for women in STEM

Kellie Plumhof April 4, 2017

Weber State University transformed from college campus to STEM central on March 31, while over 400 high school girls, volunteers and mentors flooded the campus for the first ever all-female STEM conference:...

Devan Rogers stands next to his poster about biofuel at the Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair at Weber State University in Spring 2015. WSUSA Senate met to discuss the funding of the science fair on Feb. 13. (The Signpost Archives)

Senate decides to help high school competition

Chris Nichols February 14, 2017

The Weber State University Student Association Senate met on Feb. 13 and discussed Senate funding of an upcoming high school science and engineering competition.The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair...

Parents and daughters test their drawbridges at Weber State Universitys Parent-Daughter Engineering Day in the Shepherd Union on Nov. 19. The annual event hopes to encourage women to pursue STEM fields. (Dalton Flandro / The Signpost)

Event helps emphasize importance of women in STEM

November 20, 2016

Teams of parents and their daughters spent Nov. 18–19 learning to problem solve and work together to find creative engineering solutions. The 6th annual Parent-Daughter Engineering Day was held at...

Matt Naparlo and Lila Tomlinson attend Parent-Daughter Engineering Day at Weber State University in fall 2014. (The Signpost Archives)

Calling all future women engineers

Emilee Atkinson November 15, 2016

The focus of Weber State University’s annual Parent-Daughter Engineering Day is to bring in successful female engineers to encourage seventh- and eighth-grade girls with an interest in engineering....

Kari Byron, former Mythbusters host, in July 2010. Byron speaks to Weber State University students at the Tech Expo on Oct. 18. (Source: User YGX / Wikimedia Commons)

Former ‘Mythbusters’ Kari Byron keynotes Tech Expo

Leah Higginbotham October 23, 2016

Members of the Weber State University and Ogden communities got the chance to hear Kari Byron — former "Mythbusters" host, current host of "Headrush" and the upcoming host of the "White Rabbit Project"...

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