Effects of homophily and academic reputation in the nomination and selection of Nobel laureates
- PsychologyScientific Reports
The Nobel assignment procedure is unveiled, reconstructed from official data and metadata about nominators, nominees and awardees between 1901 and 1965, and a mechanistic model is proposed which reproduces all the salient observations and allows to design possible countermeasures to mitigate observed effects.
A Pleasure That Hurts: The Ambiguous Effects of Elite Tutoring on Underprivileged High School Students
- EducationJournal of Labor Economics
This paper reports findings from a randomized evaluation of an intensive tutoring program conducted in underprivileged high schools. Within each school, the intervention targets students identified…
What Kind of Person Wins the Turing Award?
- Computer ScienceArXiv
It is shown that the Turing Award laureates are most commonly white, male, married, United States citizen, and received a PhD degree, and that the age at which the laureate won the award increases over the years.
Low base rates and a high IQ selection threshold prevented Terman from identifying future Nobelists
What goes into high educational and occupational achievement? Education, brains, hard work, networks, and other factors
Abstract There are many factors that go into high educational and occupational achievement, including hard work, motivation, and luck. But how important is talent? Specifically, how likely were…
Supervising Students in Scientific Writing for Peer Review & Possible Publication
- EducationThe American Biology Teacher
Abstract Innovation in assessment of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses in subjects such as biology and biochemistry is a widely discussed topic. We report the use of a…
Teaching Nanotechnology through Research Proposals
- EducationJournal of Chemical Education
Nanotechnology has made a huge impact on science, technology, and society. At the same time, educational institutions at all levels have recognized its relevance and introduced courses that aim at…
Developmental Histories Facilitating the Emergence of Creative Scientific Expertise: The Role of Developed Cognitive Talents, Education, and Social and Cultural Contexts
- EducationFrontiers in Psychology
Some policies will be suggested that may enhance the development of scientific creativity and broader societal innovation and expand the pipeline to include and fully develop the talents of disadvantaged students and provide nurturing environments to improve the likelihood of the emergence of scientific creative expertise.
Perspectives on Research Internships for Medical Students and Young Doctors in Ghana: An Opportunity to Replenish the Stock of Physician Investigators?
- MedicineAdvances in medical education and practice
Research internships created for medical students at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to expose them to the rudiments of biomedical research and proposal development and the response has been positive, the full impact will be realized with time.
Health Fetishism Among The Nacirema: A Fugue On Jenny Reardonâ•Žs "The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge After The Genome" (Chicago University Press, 2017) And Isabelle Stengersâ•Ž "Another Science Is Possible: A Manifesto For Slow Sci
This article attempts to extend arguments by showing that scientific alternatives such as ecological developmental biology and the tissue organization field theory of cancer provide evidence demonstrating that genomic data alone is not sufficient to explain the origins of common disease.