JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 1543
Monday, 30 July 2007 03:25

Math leads the way to a good career in science


U.S. researchers find that mathematics is the best course to take in high school to succeed in science in college.

Robert Tai, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and Philip Sadler, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied over eight thousands students within over sixty colleges in the United States who were taking introductory science courses.

The pair of researchers found that taking any of the three basic science courses in high school—chemistry, physics, or biology—did not help as much as taking mathematics in high school when it came to doing well in college in any of those three basic science areas.

Their results are reported in the journal Science. Tai and Sadler’s studies were funded by the National Science Foundation's Interagency Educational Research Initiative.

For additional information on the study, go to: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-07/hu-css072407.php.

Their results should not be surprising to educators, but it seems to be and counter to what many are promoting. The learning and understanding of mathematics is very important to being well prepared for a science career, in fact, for any career in an industrialized and highly technical country of the world.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://www.itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.



Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous




Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News