Classroom Annoucements and News
Welcome to the News and Announcements page!
On this page you will find course announcements, updates, and goodies now and then.
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What is Quantum Computing and what can it do? Check out the Beginner's Guide video below.
How soon will it be here? Check out this announcement from the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas about this technology first - here in New York's Hudson Valley!
Great series of short videos (around 5 minutes each) from Code.org on How Computers Work - Narrarated by Bill Gates. (He ought to know.) https://wwwhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzdnOPI1iJNcsRwJhvksEo1tJqjIqWbN-
Feeling confused about something that seems difficult to understand? Perhaps that's a good thing. It might be the sensation of actual learning. Check out this new video from Veritassium for an explanation of what may be going on inside our brain.
Check out this list of the 14 Great Challenges engineers are working on this century.
(Source: National Academy of Engineering). Consider Engineering if you want to be one of the game changers.
To appreciate how significant these advancements can be, just consider the Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th century.
A new letter to you (High School Students) from Bill and Melinda Gates on tackling world energy needs:Update 9/18/2016:The World Maker Faire is coming to the New York Hall of Science in Queens on Saturday & Sunday October 1,2 2017! Here's more information about this huge event know as "The greatest show and tell on Earth".
Check out the worthwhile clips below from the past couple of years.Update 5/8/15:"Learned Helplessness." Food for thought:Update 10/23/14:
Check out this wisdom and encouragement from women in physics:Update 9/8/14: Sounds like Mom is an Engineer! Watch:Update 9/7/14: Check out this video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) showing the "7 minutes of terror" associated with the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars in August 2012. How many different states of motion, (velocity, acceleration) you can pick out during the explanation?