Monthly Archives: May 2015

Rickards loses another one: Tallahassee physics mainstay Lance King departing

Tallahassee’s Rickards High School will be losing the second member of the physics teaching team that made the school the leader in physics education in Florida’s IB community during the school year that is now closing. Tallahassee physics mainstay Lance King … Continue reading

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Honors Calculus should be banned from Florida’s high school classrooms

During the school year that is ending now, 14,040 students in Florida’s public high schools took Advanced Placement Calculus AB, the first AP calculus course, according to the Florida Department of Education.  Based on past results, we can estimate that … Continue reading

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Adam LaMee’s departure leaves huge hole at Rickards High School and in Leon County high school physics teaching community

Adam LaMee has announced that he is leaving Tallahassee’s Rickards High School to become the Teacher-in-Residence for the PhysTEC physics teacher education program at the University of Central Florida.  Adam’s departure will leave a huge hole both at Rickards and … Continue reading

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Have design talent and want to be an architect? Here’s an example of why you should take math and physics seriously.

Most students who are considering a career in architecture think only in terms of the artistic aspects. If you are thinking like that, think again. Last fall, I shared a bit of the homework that students in Harvard’s graduate program … Continue reading

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What would it take to steer Florida’s black students toward the most lucrative college majors?

Of the 25 most lucrative bachelor’s degree fields listed in this year’s edition of the report “The Economic Value of College Majors” released last week by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 17 have the word “engineering” in … Continue reading

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Underrepresentation of black engineers and scientists among Florida SUS grads intensifies

Newly posted 2013-2014 graduation numbers from Florida’s public universities show that the underrepresentation of black scientists and engineers among the State University System’s bachelor’s degree graduates continues to intensify.  The percentage of women among the system’s bachelors’ grads in engineering, … Continue reading

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Another reason we need differential pay for math and science teachers

The new 2015 edition of the report “The Economic Value of College Majors” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce includes a listing of the highest and lowest “Median annual wages of college-educated workers (ages 25-59)” by major.  The … Continue reading

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