Innovations: Education


Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Congress.gov launches; THOMAS legislative database gets a face lift

If you have ever struggled with the old database, you’re going to like this.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Mars Curiosity team members to do reddit AMA

Members of the Mars Curiosity team are heading over to reddit Thursday for an “Ask Me Anything.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, Video

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Know what it takes to grow U.S. innovation? Prove it.

Do you think you have the best idea for encouraging U.S. innovation? Prove it.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:38 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Obama to NASA Mars Curiosity rover team: Let me know ASAP if you find any Martians

The president congratulated the Mars rover Curiosity team during a call Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012

‘Mohawk Guy’ Bobak Ferdowsi takes your questions on NASA’s Curiosity mission

NASA mission controller Bobak Ferdowsi will join us live at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to discuss NASA’s historic mission to Mars.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Bobak Ferdowsi, aka ‘Mohawk Guy’ and STEM education’s new dream come true

On Wednesday, chat with NASA’s breakout Internet star, Bobak Ferdowsi, about the Mars Curiosity landing ... and his mohawk.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology, Research

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Microsoft hosts skilled immigration roundtable

The room was packed with industry and policy leaders discussing the “acute” need for STEM talent in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Bob Ross remix from PBS: ‘Believe that you can do it, ‘cause you can do it’

Video | The late painter, famous for his public television show, is the latest PBS “icon” to be celebrated in a YouTube series.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, Video, #Quirky

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012

The AIDS cure: If only there were an app for that

Do the math and you’ll see why mobile phones are so important in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Technology

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Sally Ride in 1983 on being the first American woman in space: ‘It’s too bad that ... this is such a big deal’

Sally Ride’s historic trip was an inspiration to women and girls, but it was merely one chapter in a tome’s-worth of accomplishments.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Venus transit: It’s not about the ‘spectacle’

The celebrated astrophysicist on what to look out for when observing the Venus transit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research, Technology

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 05/11/2012

‘TED Radio Hour’ host Alison Stewart on innovation, creativity and what her TED talk would be about

Alison Stewart, host of the increasingly popular ‘TED Radio Hour,’ on innovation, creativity and what her TED talk would be about.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:24 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read, The Arts

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Online education and the super Flynn effect

Is Ivy League online education going to give the Flynn Effect extra juice?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:53 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, The Lunch Break

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012

The World Wide Scrapbook: How the Web is changing the way we remember

The Internet is changing our collective memory from a local network to a global one.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Health, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Billy Joel praises 6-year-old Ethan Walmark playing ‘Piano Man’ (UPDATED)

VIDEO | A 6-year-old plays Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and the video goes viral online.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012

More than cheers, girls in STEM fields need mentors and sponsors

An astronaut, software engineer, college president and student walk into the White House...and they’re all women — no joke.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Video, Education, The Lunch Break

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Which book would you give someone who has never owned a book?

Many of us are able to read books on a screen, even as there are children who have never owned a book.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Arts, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Where have all the women gone?: ‘Girls in Tech’ seeks to bring more women into technology sector

WaPo Labs | An interivew with “Girls in Tech” founder Adriana Gascoigne.

By T.J. DeGroat  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Technology

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Khan Academy launches on iPad: Is this education’s future?

The nonprofit service provides Web video classes to millions for free and has just launched an iPad app. But is it the future of education?

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:58 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/07/2012

How every student can get the best teacher in the world

What if every classroom had access to the world’s best teachers?

By Marty Nemko  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012

From ivories to iPads: This is not your parents’ music class

OPINION | Our biggest challenge is to encourage students who love music socially, but are completely disengaged in class.

By Neil Johnston  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, The Arts

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Jeremy Lin: Could STEM advocates catch ‘Linmania’?

The basketball star has a degree in economics from one of the world’s most elite universities, and he’s not shy about it.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012

From corruption to discourse, Millennials finish first full day in Davos

The World Economic Forum’s youngest group gathered for its first day in Davos, Switzerland.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:50 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Business, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Apple: A textbook case of innovation

The classic question facing any innovator is not just how to come up with something new and different - but how to address a real pain point of the customer in a creative, cost-effective way.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Education, Invention, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Harvard survey delivers more bad news for future of U.S. competitiveness

A survey of nearly 10,000 Harvard Business School alumni paints a picture of the U.S. in decline.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Video

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

How can America foster growth through innovation? (#BiJobCreation)

The Brookings Institution convened business, policy and thought leaders Friday to discuss America’s ability to compete.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Leaping lizards and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration

A University of California Berkeley discovery shows the power of interdisciplinary research in scientific discovery.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, The Arts, Video

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk discusses how innovations are changing arts advocacy

As policymakers and experts debate about how best to increase U.S. competitiveness, Robin Bronk’s job is to make sure the arts stay in the discussion.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read, The Arts

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Harvard Business School tackles U.S. competitiveness

Professor and competitiveness expert, Michael E. Porter, spoke with the Post about the school’s latest undertaking.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Eric Ries on innovation, education, the auto industry and movies

Eric Ries sat down with the Post’s Michelle Williams to discuss education, the auto industry and the lies movies tell.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Video, Technology, Research, Invention, Entrepreneurship, Education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Successful and aspiring entrepreneurs gather worldwide

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Monday, with aspiring and successful entrepreneurs gathering at events worldwide.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Is Stephen Colbert’s ‘Super PAC’ innovative or dangerous?

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke with the Post about where Colbert might go astray.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Video, Technology, Education

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

U.N. Population Fund Exec.Director: ‘I wish them interesting lives’

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of U.N. Population Fund, spoke with the Washington Post about what to expect in a world of 8 billion people.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Energy, Health, Morning Read, Technology, Urban Development

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Curing the Gen Y student loan hangover

OPINION | President Obama made an important first step in fixing the nation’s student loan problem. But is it enough?

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:00 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Education, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Technology, innovation and cracking the job-creation code

Experts convened in Washington Wednesday to discuss what America must do to win the high-tech innovation race and grow the nation’s economy in the process.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Jordan’s King Abdullah calls meeting on job creation in the Arab World

Jordan’s King Abdullah has called for a meeting to debate how best to spur economic growth in the region.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Morning Read, Business, Education

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Do too many kids go to college? (#HigherEd)

We took to Tumblr and Quora to hear what you have to say prior to Vivek Wadhwa and Peter Thiel’s debate tonight.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:25 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Lawmakers hear testimony on immigration as study finds Indians may wait 70 years for green cards

A Judiciary subcommittee met as a study was released Wednesday showing an extraordinarily long wait-time for Indian immigrants seeking a green card.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2011

China, India and why Peter Thiel is wrong about education

Vivek Wadhwa | Peter Thiel is wrong about education, and on Oct. 12, I’ll get to tell him face-to-face. In my mind, it’s black or white. We are in a knowledge economy and face brutal competition from all over the world. The weapons in these battles are education and innovation.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media Notes, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

How to create a nonprofit in Silicon Valley

Ednovo’s Prasad Ram has done what few have sought to do — create a technology nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Should résumés replace school transcripts?

Is it time to replace school transcripts with résumés?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011

MIT, Stanford students communicate through ‘wormhole’

An MIT alum created a unique system to allow students to communicate across the country, face-to-face on a casual basis.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011

A new era of hiring

Companies are meeting an urgent need by breaking down the walls to hiring by using peer-to-peer platforms.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011

The tipping point for Internet education?

Knewton, the company behind the Web-based customizeable education platform, thinks it is.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Invention, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011

DefCon opens its doors to pre-teen and teen hackers

DefCon opened its doors to teen and pre-teen hackers this year for the first time, since it was founded 18 years ago.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Education, Morning Read

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 07/25/2011

North Korea quietly enters the digital age

The closed country, under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Il, is undergoing a digital revolution.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:07 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Educating innovators and entrepreneurs in Nigeria

THE MORNING READ | Two new centers in Nigeria plan to educate and mentor budding innovators and entrepreneurs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Education, Entrepreneurship, Business

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Homeless in college: How do you make it work?

The number of homeless college students is on the rise. A law was passed to ease their financial burden, but could more be done?

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:05 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Morning Read

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011

The economy and the God complex (video)

Economics writer Tim Harford argues that the only way to find success in solving complex problems is to try and fail.

By Frank Yonkof  |  03:02 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The IdeasLab: Where Big ideas meet big problems

A new interactive feature from The World Economic Forum peels back the curtain on their IdeasLab.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Maajid Nawaz: We need an al-Qaeda for democracy

Video | In a TED talk in July, former Islamic extremist Maajid Nawaz discusses the reasons extremists appear to be so successful at spreading their message.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Obama’s immigration dodge

Ideas@Innovations | The president didn’t answer the immigration question during his Twitter town hall. And time is running out.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  04:52 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Vivek's Take

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Brookings and Aspen Ideas Festival take on immigration

The morning read | Brookings and The Aspen Ideas Festival take on immigration.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Invention, Education

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Former radicals gather at Google Ideas Summit Against Violent Extremism

We’re following the Post’s Allen McDuffee (@ThinkTankedWaPo) to get the latest on the Google Ideas Summit Against Radical Extremism in Dublin.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:04 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Research

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 06/27/2011

LulzSec calls it quits; enter the internal social network and the all-digital textbook; where Google health failed

The morning read | Goodbye, LulzSec. Hello, internal social networks.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:36 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Wired: Exit the troops, enter the drones

Morning read | Wired’s Ackerman says troops will be replaced by drones, as the economic recovery slows, and Google gets some bad news in Russia.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Business, Morning Read, Technology