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Frances Arnold: Wins the 2016 Millennium Technology prize!

Frances Arnold: Wins the 2016 Millennium Technology prize!

Do you aspire to one day be on the cover of Time magazine? Do you want to make a contribution to society and leave a lasting impact? We know you said yes! And we are going to tell you how to do it –through making an innovation in science and technology! And yes, you can do it! And, if you doubt that – Powers Education will make you believe it and is here to help you make this leap.  First, let us inspire you to by telling about Professor Frances Arnold, who is the first woman to win the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize, only awarded every two years.

Maria Guramare: Teenage Star

Maria Guramare: Teenage Star

A fifteen year-old French basketball player has been accepted to Harvard University. 

Sounds like a fairy tale, right? But it’s real. Maria Guramare is living this dream at Harvard University, one of the privileged who can compete athletically and academically. Guramare just graduated high school (with honors) from a scientific high school.

Zaha Hadid: A Genius Gone Too Soon

Zaha Hadid: A Genius Gone Too Soon

“You have to really believe not only in yourself, you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifice“ 

In honor of a great architect, who sadly deceased: Zaha Hadid. 

Lucy Davis: A Renaissance Woman (Olympics Edition Special!)

Lucy Davis: A Renaissance Woman (Olympics Edition Special!)

Lucy Davis is one of the most inspiring women today.  

She’s insanely dedicated. Davis graduated with a degree in architecture from Stanford University, which demands a lot of commitment for long project nights. But Lucy Davis is not only an architect: this young woman is also a competitive horse jumper. She will be representing Team USA at the Olympic Games in equestrian this year. That means she went to class, studied, and after her scholarly responsibilities were fulfilled, she then went to the stables to practice a sport at a world-champion level. 

Why the Zika Virus Needs Scientists

Why the Zika Virus Needs Scientists

There are a rapidly growing number of opportunities in the STEM fields on a relatively old frontier: the spread of diseases.  

Conditions surrounding the developing world play a key role in creating this situation. One of these factors is that many countries that are generally accepted as “developing” exist in relatively warm and specifically tropical climates. Additionally, these countries often have high birth rates, which lead to growing populations and urbanization. These high birth rates are arguably an economic symptom of development. This confluence of factors in these hot climates produces cities with swelling populations and low standards of living.