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History shows us that social scientists are essential if we are to get the most out of our engineering and technological innovations

Cracking the code to economic success: social scientists are as vital as engineers

Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years, 1860. George did NOT want any monument erected for him; he chose to be buried on his home estate. He considered monuments to be objects of conceit and arrogance. In 1833, the 100th anniversary of Washington's birth, a group of concerned citizens formed the Washington National Monument Society. This started a process in 1888. (A 25-year gap in this picture and the "color band" we see to this day.) Photograph by Mathew Brady.

The Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years, ca. George Washington considered monuments to be objects of conceit and arrogance. Due to a gap in construction, there is a "color band" on the monument.

We all know college students are using social media. Yet, how are professors and faculty members at their universities picking up on the trend? As it turns out, nearly two-thirds of faculty are using social media - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, etc. - each month for personal and sometimes professional uses.

Last week Secretary Duncan said it was time to dump the heavy, expensive books students lug around in their backpacks. We agree, it's time to shift to digital.

BMRSD ALL STAFF: Q: How A Top Educator Drives Innovation and Social Change In His Classroom

Q&A: How A Top Educator Drives Innovation and Social Change In His Classroom - Getting Smart by Guest Author - blended learning, DigLN, EdTech, Innovation, teachers

The remains of a WWII carrier pigeon with a coded message attached to it’s leg has been found inside the chimney of a house in England. The remains of a homing pigeon which went missing in action while carrying a top secret message have caused quite a stir among historians at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire. This message is particularly special because it is written in a mysterious code.

Undercover pigeon carrying WW2 secrets found

Coded WWII Message Found on Pigeon Remains : Discovery News

BMRSD ALL STAFF: FORGET THE FISCAL CLIFF; HERE IS THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT CLIFF AND HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP!

BMRSD ALL STAFF: FORGET THE FISCAL CLIFF; HERE IS THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT CLIFF AND HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP!

Suffragette Window Poster circa 1920 - I WILL get this as a tattoo. It's just a matter of gathering the money.

“A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote” - c. 1920 Suffrage Flyer MHS Collections : Missouri History Museum (mohistory) --- pp: Never take that vote for granted!

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