Scientists of Color Gallery Walk: Beyond George Washington Carver

Dr. Sibrina Collins had an excellent CRE experience at Denby (a high school in Detroit). In her “Scientists of Color Gallery Walk: Beyond George Washington Carver” workshop (9/22/2017) there were nine students in the art class, and four teams. Students were given about 35 minutes to complete a poster focused on one of the scientists from my articles. The winning poster focused on the career of Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville (Mathematician). The poster about Dr. Marie M. Daly (Chemist) was great too. One the students sketched a heart on the poster because Dr. Daly focused on heart disease research! The other two posters focused on James LuValle (Chemist) and Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb (Cell Biologist).

 

CRE external evaluator visits LTU

The institutional assessment day (September 19, 2017) was a perfect day for our external evaluator, Dr. Jessica Hearn, to come over and spend the day with us. She gave a talk to the college, and then spent time with the CRE members to discuss the evaluation needs and challenges of our project, and assessment strategies to address them.

 

Student soccer research attracts world-wide attention

Lara Yaldo studied the salaries of soccer players in comparison to their skills and performance on the field to identify what soccer players are overpaid or underpaid compared to the skills and performance of the other players. With analysis of 6,082 players she was able to not just identify the players that are over or underpaid, but also skills that help soccer players increase their wages, yet without necessarily improving their efficacy on the field.

The peer-reviewed paper can be found here:
https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcss-2017-0002

The research results were highlighted in the mainstream press, especially in Europe:

Futbolcular, aslında ne kadar kazanmalı?
Yoogbe (Turkey), August 19, 2017.
https://yoogbe.com/teknoloji/futbolcular-aslinda-ne-kadar-kazanmali

Gaji Messi Rp8,6 Miliar per Pekan Diklaim Kebesaran
CNN Indonesia, August 7, 2017.
https://www.cnnindonesia.com/olahraga/20170807093431-142-232898/gaji-messi-rp86-miliar-per-pekan-diklaim-kebesaran/

Os salários certos para jogadores, segundo habilidades em campo
Exame (Brazil), August 7, 2017.
http://exame.abril.com.br/ciencia/os-salarios-certos-para-jogadores-segundo-habilidades-em-campo/

Penelitian Ilmuwan: Messi Dibayar Terlalu Mahal
Republika on-line, August 4, 2017
http://bola.republika.co.id/berita/sepakbola/freekick/17/08/03/ou33kj348-penelitian-ilmuwan-messi-dibayar-terlalu-mahal

Penelitian: Gaji Lionel Messi Terlalu Besar
Viva, August 4, 2017
http://www.viva.co.id/bola/corner/942496-penelitian-gaji-lionel-messi-terlalu-besar

Scientists reckon Harry Kane is most underpaid player in world football
Talk Radio, August 4, 2017
http://talkradio.co.uk/news/scientists-reckon-harry-kane-most-underpaid-player-world-football-17080417065

Are the World’s Highest Paid Football Players Overpaid? Big Data Says Yes
Communications of the ACM, August 3, 2017.
https://cacm.acm.org/news/219904-are-the-worlds-highest-paid-football-players-overpaid-big-data-says-yes/fulltext

Machine learning can identify the world’s most overpaid and underpaid soccer stars
Yahoo Sports, August 2, 2017.
https://sports.yahoo.com/news/machine-learning-identify-world-most-215152551.html

The 20 most overpaid players in world football – according to science
Daily Star, August 2, 2017
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/634237/Overpaid-footballers-wages-money-best-paid-finances-Premier-League-La-Liga-sportgalleries

Messi the most overpaid player
Marca (Spain), August 2, 2017.
http://www.marca.com/en/football/international-football/2017/08/02/5982061d268e3ebb338b4686.html

Machine learning can identify the world’s most overpaid and underpaid soccer stars
Digital Trends, August 1, 2017
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/machine-learning-soccer-project/

Lionel Messi the world’s most overpaid football star, claims study
Goal.com, August 1, 2017.
http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/17072/la-liga/2017/08/01/37484442/lionel-messi-the-worlds-most-overpaid-football-star-claims

Research claims Lionel Messi is the world’s most overpaid player and earns twice as much as his talents merit
The Mirror, August 1, 2017.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/research-reveals-lionel-messi-worlds-10911949

Machine learning can identify the world’s most overpaid and underpaid soccer stars
Yahoo News, August 1, 2017
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/machine-learning-identify-world-most-215152551.html

Moneyballing algorithm identifies most overpaid footballers in Europe
Tech Radar, August 1, 2017
http://www.techradar.com/news/algorithm-identifies-most-overpaid-footballers-in-europe

Moneyballing algorithm identifies most overpaid footballers in Europe
techAnerd, August 1, 2017
https://www.techanerd.com/2017/08/01/moneyballing-algorithm-identifies-most-overpaid-footballers-in-europe/

Using AI To Find The Most Overpaid Footballers
The Huffington Post, August 1, 2017.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/using-ai-to-find-the-most-overpaid-footballers_us_59802f06e4b0d187a5968ff9

“Câștigă prea mult” » Cercetătorii americani îl văd pe Messi cel mai supraevaluat jucător din lume!
Gazeta Sporturilor, August 2, 2017.
http://www.gsp.ro/international/campionate/castiga-prea-mult-cercetatorii-americani-il-vad-pe-messi-cel-mai-supraevaluat-jucator-din-lume-517434.html

Now even science* says moneybags footballers are overpaid
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/01/newsflash_now_even_science_says_moneybags_footballers_are_overpaid
The Register, August 1, 2017.

Moneyballing algorithm identifies most overpaid footballers in Europe
Technology Break Mag, August 1, 2017
http://www.techbreakmag.com/2017/08/moneyballing-algorithm-identifies-most.html

Featured Image: Identifying Weird Galaxies
Nova, July 31, 2017.
http://aasnova.org/2017/07/31/featured-image-identifying-weird-galaxies/

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
Science Magazine, July 31, 2017.
https://scienmag.com/are-the-worlds-highest-paid-football-players-overpaid-big-data-says-yes

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
Pop Yard, July 31, 2017.
http://www.popyard.com/cgi-mod/article.cgi?num=22663

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
MTVN News, July 31, 2017.
https://mtnvnews.com/are-the-worlds-highest-paid-football-players-overpaid-big-data-says-yes/122563/

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
Mihan Magazine (Iran), July 31, 2017.
https://mihanmag.com/post/UNepgl6YCJ/Are_the_world

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
PhysOrg, July 31, 2017.
https://phys.org/news/2017-07-world-highest-paid-football-players.html

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
ScienceDaily, July 31, 2017
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170731095413.htm

Are the world’s highest paid football players overpaid? Big data says yes
Jermiadus, July 31, 2017
https://jeremiadus.com/2017/07/31/are-the-worlds-highest-paid-football-players-overpaid-big-data-says-yes-phys-org/

A high school student studies the artistic style of Picasso, and published a peer-reviewed paper

Amanda Burcoff analyzed the artistic style of Pablo Picasso using qunatitative methodology developed at LTU. In her study she profiled how the artistic style of Pablo Picasso changed in time, and identified several distinct periods reflected by unique art.

After the work was done, her paper was published recently in International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IGI Global).

https://www.igi-global.com/article/computer-analysis-of-pablo-picassos-artistic-style/181836

 

 

CRE party

The CRE members got together with families and friends for some fun Saturday afternoon. Thirty five people came, including a special guest, Provost Maria Vaz.

   

 

 

Best CS class-project award competition

Computer Science professor CJ Chung started a new initiative of best class-project awards. The awards are given to students for creativity and technical achievements. Student can submit a paper and a video describing their project, and the project are ranked by a panel of external judges. Nice awards are provided by an generous anonymous donation.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage learning through creative projects, in addition to the “traditional” lectures and home assignments. More information about the best classroom-project competition can be found here:

http://qbx6.ltu.edu/mcs/ClassProjectAwards/CSBestProjectAward.pdf

 

Two members from the College of Management join

With the generous support of the office of the president, two new members from the College of Management join the PLC. They will join our meetings and activities, and will design their CRE courses during the year and summer to teach them next year. During the kick-off meeting (August 17, 2017) the PLC decided to work towards collaboration with the College of Management, and sharing our knowledge and experience with them.

Chih-Hao (Justin) Ku

Chih-Hao (Justin) Ku

Matt Cole

Matt Cole

Freshman Designed Physics Experiment – Payload Testing a Superconductor

A superconductor “pinned” to the magnetic field of magnet bed.

Poster_PhysSciSem_Fall2016

Freshman taking their first ever physics course at university have the opportunity to design their own original research experiment and learn about both physics and experimentation.

Freshman of the Fall 2016 semester designed an experiment to test how a superconductor can hold payloads.

Three new members join

Three new excellent members will join the CRE/CURE community in August 2017. The new members are Chris Cartwright (Mathematics), Vivian Kao (English), and Meng Zhou (Chemistry). Voting results were 13-0 for all three faculty.

Dr. Kao will modify the course English Composition, Dr. Zhou will modify the chemistry course Advanced Synthesis Laboratory, and Dr. Chris Cartwright will turn Calculus 1 into a CRE course by performing mathematical analysis of music in the course.