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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...

Ribbon being cut as an opening of the new Noorda Engineering building at Weber State.

EAST-ablishing new horizons

Sky Mundell, Reporter October 11, 2022

Weber State University students, faculty, local contributors and their families gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony in the forum of the newly unveiled Noorda Engineering, Applied Science and Technology...

A panel of physics educators spoke on Jan. 19 about bringing more science options to students. Photo credit: Lexie Andrew

Serving up the sciences

Lexie Andrew January 24, 2022

A panel of physics educators each brought a different viewpoint to a virtual lecture on Jan. 19 concerning how to teach the sciences, mainly focusing on physics, and how to bring these classes to a wider...

Students interested in the medical field have a chance to ask questions about employment opportunities offered within the fair.  (Lisa Rajigah/The Signpost)

Collage of careers featured at fair

Claire Young October 18, 2021

Making connections is important for college students. Attending career fairs can help students gain access to employers and internship opportunities in their respective fields. The STEM career fair, held...

Professor Jose Otero openly conversed about insights of the public opinion on the lecture. (Landin Griffith / The Signpost)

Science and the alternative way of knowing

Landin Griffith March 15, 2021

The Honors Student Advisory Board led a panel discussion on Feb. 18 at Weber State University. Sally Cantwell and Dr. Mathew Nicholaou, along with professors Dan Bedford and Jose Otero, openly conversed...

Women in STEM; contributions to Weber State and the world

Women in STEM; contributions to Weber State and the world

Lucas Moore March 1, 2021

The United Nations recognized Feb. 11 as International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This includes the achievements women make in our society today in careers related to science, technology, engineering...

This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU

Perseverance finds a home on Mars

Mackenzie Dessin February 24, 2021

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, the most technologically advanced rover spacecraft, landed on Mars on Feb. 18.It launched from Cape Canaveral on July 30, traveled 293 million miles and landed in the...

Dr. Jason Cowell of University of Wisconsin, Greenbay, explains his studies of the neural development of moral judgment and moral action of children.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Exploring morality and fairness through the minds of children

Lissete Landaverde November 23, 2020

The WSU Neuroscience Program and Club wrapped up their Neuroscience Lecture series on Nov. 19 by hosting a lecture presented by Jason Cowell, "Empathy, Morality, & Fairness in the Brain," via Zoom. Cowell,...

Maren Dawson, in blue, assists Samantha Tatton with her math class at Weber State University on September 10, 2020. Student Support Services at WSU recently received two TRiO grants from the U.S. Department of Education.  The grants fund programs that support low-income, first-generation or disabled Weber State students. Students, including Tatton, are provided with an advisor, tutoring, and sometimes direct financial support, among other services. Photo credit: WSU

Show STEM the money

Joshua Kamp October 5, 2020

Weber State University is launching a new program in fall 2020 aimed to help disadvantaged students — low income students, first generation students and students with disabilities — in science...

Campus mountains in 2020, following a dry winter. (BriElle Harker / The Signpost)

Snow problem? Big problem.

Francia Benson January 23, 2020

If you've been looking for snow in Utah, it's been harder to find since 1995.Dr. Marek Matyjasik, professor of environmental geosciences at WSU, explains that it is normal to have snow fluctuation. However,...

Dr. Jesse L. Morris addresses WSU students about Utah forest management. (Francisco Ruiz / The Signpost)

Climate change complicates forest management

Francisco Ruiz November 22, 2019

The forests of the western United States are facing an assault from a variety of factors, including mismanagement, bark beetles and a warming climate. Wildfires have increasingly become more devastating...

Dr. Gannet Hallar, Associate Professor, Atmospheric Sciences The U -Presenting acknowledgments (Adam Rubin / The Signpost)

The importance of aerosol awareness

Adam Rubin November 1, 2019

Dr. Gannet Hallar, director of Storm Peak Laboratory and associate professor at The University of Utah’s Department of Atmospheric Science, gave a lecture about aerosols and their impact on earth’s...

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