If Tamara Moore, an associate professor of engineering education at Purdue University, had the power to do so, she probably would strike a certain four-letter word from the dictionary. That word is “nerd.” “Believe or not, I’ve heard that before,” Moore said, laughing. But Moore turns serious when she discusses how the U.S. public education system is shortchanging the future engineers of America. In a research paper published in March 2015 in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Moore and her colleagues report engineering education in public schools generally fails to clearly define and lay out engineering topics in
The second day of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. A total of 12 former Big Ten stars were selected in the second day of the NFL Draft, with eight of them landing in the second round, and four in the third round.
Big Ten women’s lacrosse fans were treated to a pair of incredible semifinal games on Friday. No. 2-seeded Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 13-10 victory over No. 3 Northwestern. No. 4 Ohio State followed that up with a memorable 11-10 upset win over No. 1 and reigning national champ Maryland. With the victory, the Buckeyes captured their first-ever win over a top-ranked team in program history. OSU’s incredible win also snapped Maryland’s 27-game win streak. Penn State will take on Ohio State in the women’s Big Ten championship game at noon ET on Sunday. Catch up
Everyone knows that April Fools Day, April 1, is a day dedicated to playing practical jokes on others. Well, on Friday afternoon, the Twitterverse was introduced to a new, fictitious holiday known as “May Fools.” [ MORE: Cardale Jones’ 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests ] It all started when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones almost shut down the internet by tweeting out that he was leaving OSU to transfer to Akron as a “May Fools” joke. Of course, Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship this past season, is expected to compete with Braxton Miller and J.T.
The Big Ten had three first-round picks last night to kick off the 2015 NFL Draft. That brings the Big Ten school’s total first-round picks to 57 in the last 11 drafts. Ohio State leads the way with 13 first-round picks, almost twice as many as No. 2 school Wisconsin which has had seven. On Thursday, Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. It is a bit of a surprise to see Illinois No.
Just three Big Ten schools had players picked in the opening round of the draft, with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin being represented. When could other schools see their first player picked? Here is a look at the player most likely to be picked first (or next) from each Big Ten school over the next two days of the draft. You can track the draft at FoxSports.com. Illinois: TE Matt LaCosse, 7th round-FA Indiana: RB Tevin Coleman, 2nd-3rd round Iowa: DT Carl Davis, 2nd-3rd round Maryland: WR Stefon Diggs, 3rd-4th round Michigan: WR Devin Funchess, 3rd-4th round Michigan State: RB
The Big Ten had three first-round picks, as Iowa T/G Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, then Michigan State CB Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings, and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. I was a bit surprised to see Scherff go so high, but he’s a safe pick, and he is very good. Waynes went about where I thought he would as did Gordon. But I thought Gordon would be the first back taken. He wasn’t, as the St. Louis Rams took Georgia’s Todd Gurley at No. 10. Remember when Nebraska DE Randy Gregory
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. It’s a tall order: Come up with a platform that dramatically changes the manner in which students, professors and computers communicate; fuses chemistry and digital design so people visualize molecules in a whole new way; and is accessible anywhere, on any device. That’s exactly what Rutgers University alum Kevin Theisen accomplished when he founded iChemLabs, a software company that allows users to virtually mock up complex chemical structures. Growing up in
The opening day of the NFL Draft saw three former Big Ten standouts get selected. [ MORE: Three former Big Ten players selected in Round 1 ] Brandon Scherff was selected No. 5 overall by the Washington Redskins, while Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Minnesota Vikings and Melvin Gordon No. 15 to the San Diego Chargers. Former and current Big Ten football players were active on Twitter throughout the draft, sending congratulatory tweets to their former teammates. Check out all the top Twitter reactions from the first round of the NFL Draft here. Brandon Scherff: *** Trae Waynes:
The first day of the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is in the books. In the opening game of the evening, top-seeded Johns Hopkins scored the final four goals to top Penn State, 14-9. The second game saw No. 3-seeded Ohio State beat No. 2 Maryland by a final score of 9-6. The Buckeyes will take on the Blue Jays in the Big Ten men’s final at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. JOHNS HOPKINS 14, PENN STATE 9: RECAP | VIDEO Top-seeded Johns Hopkins used a four-goal