I’ve loved electronics ever since I was a kid. In 6th grade, after saving up for five years, I built a PC that was better than any computer I could find. Throughout middle school, I tinkered with wiring and welding and electronics (as you can see by the piles of unused Arduino boards and leftover electronics in my room). It was easy to make something for myself—an awesome PC—but making something other people wanted wasn’t as easy. … [Read more...] about I’m a high school sophomore. Here’s how schools can teach kids to solve real-world problems
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How to react: This has happened more times than I can count! Should your child appear, do not try to ignore them or act like nothing is happening—all parents know that won’t solve anything. Personally, I have had great interviews with parents who have introduced their children during our conversations. It humanizes you, and if the interviewer is a parent themselves, it creates a common bond. Moreover, if the interviewer doesn’t handle this well, it’s a great opportunity for you to gain insight into what your future might look like working for an unsupportive boss (or company). It’s also a great opportunity for you to show how you operate in stressful situations. … [Read more...] about You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what?
For now, because Car-to-X technology isn’t widespread, it doesn’t make sense to roll out the new robots just yet. But they represent one potential solution for the major transition needed in infrastructure as electric cars become more affordable than gas cars, and eventually more common. (Volkswagen itself plans to go all-electric by 2026.) The robotic system is less expensive than installing traditional charging stations. In California alone, where the state plans to ban new gas and diesel-powered car sales in 2035, at least 1 million new charging points will be needed by the end of this decade. … [Read more...] about This helpful little Volkswagen robot will roll up and charge your electric car
That’s why the big communication priority so far has been on vaccine safety education: ensuring people actually trust the science and plan to take the vaccine in the first place. The various state health departments have been running such campaigns, as has the non-profit Ad Council. Since the H1N1 vaccine rollout in 2009, she says, there is much more political divisiveness, an eroded trust in authority, and a dependency on social media. “So, I think it’s going to take some topical approaches that may be new,” she says, “and not based on an old playbook.” She adds that it’s important that the messengers are those trusted by certain minority and age groups, like religious or community leaders. … [Read more...] about How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
But this is not just on the individual CEOs. The Business Roundtable, which organized the nearly 200 CEOs in issuing the new commitments, spends millions of dollars lobbying against unemployment benefits and for liability protections while workers lose their jobs, get sick, and die. It is impossible to understand how spending millions of dollars lobbying against worker protections is remotely consistent with the Business Roundtable commitments, especially as a survey found that a majority of its members “expect the business impact from the coronavirus to linger until at least the end of 2021” and that nearly “a third of them fear it could persist beyond then.” … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren: Business Roundtable declaration ‘was just an empty publicity stunt’