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In a STEM-loving world, humanities still play a role

Humanities. The first five letters of the word are indicative of its importance – “human.” The study of the human-being.

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MVLA foundation hosts parent education event

College admissions expert Lloyd Thacker is scheduled to discuss “Turning the Tide: Reshaping the College Admissions Process” 7-9 p.m. Sept. 29 in Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

Thacker’s presentation is part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series.

Foothill astronomy star Fraknoi wins national teaching award

Town Crier Report

Foothill College astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi recently received the Pinnacle Professor Award for long-standing, distinguished service to the professionalization of astronomy education.

BCS continues county outreach

Teachers become the students again with Bullis Charter School’s STEAM Project-Based Learning practicum. Courtesy of Bullis Charter School

After a successful first year, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and Bullis Charter School kicked off the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Integrated Project-Based Learning practicum for educators last week.

The inaugural practicum drew participation from more than 40 educators in Santa Clara County schools, exceeding expectations. The demand for the project led to an expansion with this year’s workshops, seminars and symposium.

Foothill's Physics Show spreads science enthusiasm

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Professor David Marasco, Foothill College physics instructor, demonstrates physics in action as he breaks a cinder block on top of fellow physics professor Frank Cascarano at The Physics Show last week.

After the lights dimmed in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College campus last week, approximately 950 third- and fourth-graders screamed with excitement as a fluorescent sign flickered “The Physics Show.”

The students, from schools with a high concentration of low-income families, were invited to campus to see The Physics Show, take a campus tour and have lunch.

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