A Book Talk with Stuart Firestein, Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Columbia University || Failure: Why Science Is So Successful | This book delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process.
So you have a Raspberry Pi and you’re not afraid to use it, but … what now? What can you do with it? What do you want to do with it? Starting a project from scratch can be daunting, and it’s easy to put it off while your hardware collects dust. If you’re currently scratching your head about what to do next with your Pi, this workshop will provide you with strategies to get your project ideas off the ground. Using interactive group work and brainstorming exercises, we will provide you with tips and tricks on how to prototype your first project from start to finish!
The Science of Studying: Brain-Based Strategies that Work (3/25)
1:00 p.m. in 401 Lerner Hall
Studying for midterms? Wondering if you could study better? Caroline Marvin from the Psychology department will share how research findings from cognitive neuroscience can help you develop stronger study skills. We'll leverage what we know about learning and the brain to discuss why strategies we commonly use don't work and to suggest strategies that save time and get results. RSVP
If you are a junior interested in applying please note that the application deadline for this program only has been extended to March 28.
Students may apply online at: https://apply.sipa.columbia.edu/apply/.
The CC Pass/D/Fail deadline, the CC R-credit deadline, the CC Withdrawal (W) deadline, the SEAS Pass/Fail deadline, and the SEAS drop deadline are all Thursday, March 24.
Please contact or make an appointment with your advising dean if you have any questions about the deadlines.
Peer Adviser Post: It’s Almost Time for Spring Break!
by Dylan Cooper, CC '18
Melting snow, housing drama, non-stop midterms… the spring season must be approaching! And that means it’s time to count down to Spring Break.
Whether you and the gang are blasting off to Cancun or you’re kicking it back here in New York City, Spring Break should be a time for refueling and some good ole relaxation. After a couple grueling months of classes, it is so crucial to take a deep breath and unwind.