The IT world is filled with many amazing developers, inventors, researchers, and other eminent personalities. And most of them are men. But there are many talented female scientists who have made an invaluable contribution to the IT industry. This article will focus on the women who have achieved success in the exact sciences. Their names are Karen Sparck Jones, Erna Schneider Hoover, Judy Malloy, and Radia Perlman. Equally with men, these women have influenced the development of information technology.
New Year is already around the corner, Christmas lights are shining so brightly everywhere and people are getting ready to celebrate their holidays! But do you know that Christmas and New Year are not the only holidays which are celebrated all over the world?
If you poll a thousand Russians and ask them about the cities of Russia, you will see certain patterns emerge. Moscow, so the thinking goes, is the financial center of Russia. It is a city built on commerce and energy, where people move quickly and do things. Petersburg is the cultural center, suffused with arts and high-thinking. People are somewhat kinder than in Moscow, but this is borne in the depressive sensibilities accompanying that of an artist. Vladivostok is way over there on the other side of the planet and has something to do with ships.
I was interested in exploring different cultures and exchanging ideas about countries, their languages and cuisines. I bumped into the "Buddy System" which was a new initiative by ITMO University. I was screened by the selection committee and didn't expect to be selected as one of the buddies. I was excited and happy to be a part of this group. I was assigned to a new group of exchange students who were arriving from Brazil at the end of December.
These weekends I spent in my hometown. My family decided to go to the countryside and visit our grandparents. As I was eating the third apple straight from the tree, grandpa told us about a fox. He noticed it a few times near the house.
Have you ever heard about the exceptional Finnish educational system, that is regarded to be the best in the world? Have you wondered what makes it so unique and special? I am going to take you through my two-days visit to the Könönpellon Koulu primary school, located in Varkaus, and share my thoughts and ideas.
Alexandra Borissova and Dmitry Malkov share their experience of the Erice International School of Science Journalism organized annually by Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Sicily, Italy and discuss the development of science communication in Russia boosted by their participation in the School back in 2014. Alexandra Borissova is a German Chancellor Fellow and visiting researcher in Science Communication at the University of Rhine-Waal, Germany. Dmitry Malkov is the Director of the Science Communication Centre at ITMO University in Russia.