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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...

Weber State University graduates and community members gather for the 2020 Spring Commencement on August 29, 2020. The ceremony was delayed four months due to COVID-19. When the ceremony finally happened, it was moved outdoors with masks, extra distance and smaller crowds. Photo credit: Weber State University

The where, why and when of the Fall 2021 convocations

Rebecca Baggett November 29, 2021

For the first time since the pandemic, December graduation events will be held in person. The fall 2020 graduation celebrations, like many other events, were cancelled due to COVID-19. This year Weber...

Weber States Orchesis dancers perform dances choreographed by an African dancer they call Zim Zim. (Nikki Dorber/The Signpost)

Communication through dance

Lexie Andrew November 22, 2021

For centuries, dance has been used by a multitude of different cultures as a way of communicating. "Where Dance Breathes" was this fall's dance performance by Weber State University's Orchesis Dance Theatre...

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...

Abigail Philpott performs “First You Dream” at the Weber State University musical production Crushing the Curve: Behind the Curtain while wearing a mask due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. (Abdulrahman Almohammadi / The Signpost) Photo credit: Abdulrahman Almohammadi

‘Crushing the Curve: A New World’ showcases camaraderie amongst performers

Ally Nelson March 17, 2021

Gracefully sitting underneath a lone bulb of light, Abigail Philpott performed “First You Dream” from the musical Steel Pier. She sang about “remarkable times” of dreaming and flying...

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...

Ogdens historical Monarch Building welcomes its newest attraction, Ogden Contemporary Arts (OCA).  OCA opens their doors on Friday, offering the public a glimpse of the OCA experience.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Interactive art piece featured at the grand opening of OCA’s new center

Adam Rubin February 17, 2021

Ogden Contemporary Arts held the grand opening of their new center on Feb. 12 in the Monarch building at 2444 Washington Blvd.Venessa Castagnoli, executive director at OCA, has been working with many...

Min Shan Tsai plays a piano solo composed by Beethoven on Live from 136. (Israel Campa / The Signpost)

Listening and learning with Live from 136

Ally Nelson November 11, 2020

Live from 136 is a virtual concert series organized by the music faculty at Weber State University’s Department of Performing Arts as a way to keep students involved at school during the pandemic.Assistant...

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...

Gunkel, scheduled to speak on campus, never appeared at the event. Similarly, the WSU staff responsible for organizing it  offered no updates or notices of the events apparent cancellation, online or in person. (Photo from Amazon.com)

Can and should robots have rights? We’ll never know

Caitlyn Nichols March 11, 2020

Students gathered outside of the locked Hetzel-Hoellein Room in the Stewart Library on March 10, waiting to listen to a speaker talk about robot rights. But half an hour after the event was scheduled to...

Students participate in the Coding Boot Camp Saturday at WSUs main campus. (Robert Lewis / The Signpost)

Coding, creativity and bridging the divide between art and science

Aubrielle Degn February 6, 2020

During Richard Fry’s high school experience in the 1980s, he said that he often felt like the odd one out. Computers were first coming onto the market, and Fry said he could finally be creative and...

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