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Opinion: Connecting Communities With Foothill’s Physics Show

Ronnie Miller, Contributor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Fifteen feet above the ground, Foothill College physics professor David Marasco mounted a unicycle. The crowd gasped in suspense as he began to pedal slowly across a thin pipe, three hundred pounds of bricks swaying gently beneath him. Despite his dislike for heights, he turned confidently toward th...

Humans of Foothill: Daisy Rosalez

Humans of Foothill: Daisy Rosalez

Zahra Muzaffar and Aisha Chabane

March 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life, Humans of Foothill

Humans of Foothill is a weekly series during which The Script sits down with members of the Foothill College community. For the second installment, we met with Daisy Rosalez, a military reservist who is working towards a bachelor's degree in cognitive science and hoping to educate others on the social ...

When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

Clayton Nagle, Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Science + Tech

As part of the 18th Annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures series, Wednesday evening brought another speaker to the Smithwick Theater. Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, a planetary scientist working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab who worked directly on the Curiosity rover, gave an intriguing talk on the various ways...

STEM Center presents Machine Learning workshop

STEM Center presents Machine Learning workshop

Aditi Pandey, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Science + Tech

“Python and R are the number one and number two languages being used for machine learning. We try to simplify what we find on the web and apply it to our work here at Foothill College. Which ones do we use for what? That’s what we’re going to focus on our projects here.” On Wednesday, Febr...

Promo: Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Club

Promo: Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Club

Caitlin Doyle, Contributor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Promotion

Committed to its research to understand the creation of intelligent machines and their ability to think and learn, Foothill College’s Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Club are on the rise with new and developmental data. The Club places an emphasis on machine learning, algorithmic language,...

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Clayton Nagle, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life, Science + Tech

Last Wednesday morning before the sun rose, Foothill College held an event to view the lunar eclipse taking place between 4 and 6 A.M.  The college opened up their observatory to the public, and many astronomy enthusiasts brought their own cameras and telescopes to view the eclipse. Dr. Geoff Matth...

What is the STEM Center?

What is the STEM Center?

Sophia Nikravesh, Contributor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Foothill Life

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) center at Foothill College provides students with a community, friendly work environment equipped with computer access, Tutors, and a readily available supply of caffeine for students to remain awake and sane. Students who frequent the STEM center ...

Winter Quarter Survival Guide

Winter Quarter Survival Guide

Cynthia Li, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

1. First and foremost, you have to be prepared. Getting a sense of what you will be studying this term will help you feel prepared and ready to kill this quarter. Look through the syllabus to see the requirements and due dates of papers, homework assignments, quizzes, midterms, and finals. 2. On a piece o...

A Celebration of Ingenuity: Fall STEM Showcase

A Celebration of Ingenuity: Fall STEM Showcase

Stephen So, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Foothill Life

Near the end of every quarter, the STEM center organizes a gathering for Foothill students to showcase their projects from various fields — mathematics, chemistry, physics, artificial intelligence, and computer science. This fall, the 8th quarterly showcase event was held on December 8 in the STEM ...

Finals 101: Study Tips From Foothill Students to Help You Survive Finals

Finals 101: Study Tips From Foothill Students to Help You Survive Finals

Natasha Tj, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Featured, Foothill Life

On a blissful crisp Friday afternoon, brown leaves whirled around my feet as I stood at Foothill’s library quad. The mystifying colors of the sun shone into the fountain glistening brightly as the breeze bitterly blew over my shoulder, giving me that tingling, welcoming sensation of fall...except it’s...

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

My Experience at Bioneers 2017: Rise Up and Confront Climate Change

Anita Dubinko, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Local News, Science + Tech

At the inaugural morning of this year’s Bioneers conference, 18 Foothill students sat in the audience as the talented Afia Walking Tree and Deb Lane performed a blood pumping chorus of lively drumming. As a newcomer to Bioneers, I wasn’t expecting something so lively and indulgent so early in the m...

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