Winter 2012

Winter 2012
Published two times per year, The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine reports on the activities of the Academy and its Members, and features cover stories, profiles and book excerpts that illuminate cutting-edge issues in science and examine challenges facing the global scientific community.

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Tackling the Science Education Challenge

The Academy's Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program builds on its early success.

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The Rise of Big Data

Are datasets the most valuable scientific instrument?
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Particle Detectives

Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory manage and analyze petabytes of data from the ATLAS Experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in search of answers about the universe's smallest constituents.
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Data as Design

Using The New York Times as a data source, Mark Hansen creates a unique exhibit at the intersection of algorithms and art.
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Systems Biology: Where All Points Converge

Andrea Califano applies computational approaches to understand cellular interaction.
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Inspiring Tomorrow's Visionaries

Ashok Vemuri and the Infosys USA Foundation place a premium on promoting STEM.
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