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WHAT’S NEXT? You’re working hard for your future, and your commitment to education beyond high school is going to pay off. We know that planning for life after college isn’t easy, especially while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Make the most of your stellar accomplishments and start preparing for your next big steps in life. Whether… Continue reading CLICK HERE TO READ the Current issue of GRAD Magazine

Archimedes and the Enigmatic Ratio of Pi (π)

Mark Rademaker, The Netherlands, Assen

Pi (π) is an irrational number. This means it cannot be expressed as a common fraction. Also, π is a transcendental number; that is, it is not the root of any polynomial having rational coefficients. This transcendence of π implies that it is impossible to solve the ancient challenge of squaring the circle with a compass and straightedge. For all of you that understand all of that,… Continue reading Archimedes and the Enigmatic Ratio of Pi (π)

Leaplings Unite!

Mark Rademaker, The Netherlands, Assen

Were you born on February 29? If so, you are one of only about 5 million people in the whole world. Why do we have this extra day every 4 years? While most years contain 365 days, it actually takes the Earth a little bit longer to make its orbit—roughly 365.2421 days, so approximately every… Continue reading Leaplings Unite!

Indiana Has It All

“There’s more than corn in Indiana” as the saying goes. Way more. In fact, Indiana companies are serious about hiring young talent. Berto Isaza, a product development engineer at DePuy Synthes says, “The company I work for is constantly recruiting recent college grads. The mentality is recruiting these new college grads isn’t to get production… Continue reading Indiana Has It All

The Future is Holographic

Hologram Concerts In September of 2019, Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour kicked-off in California. The concert was approximately 90 minutes long. Tour dates were scheduled through November in both the U.S and U.K. and the average ticket price was $66. The amazing thing about this concert tour is that… Continue reading The Future is Holographic

Ready, Set, Explore!

Here is your chance to explore Indiana AND qualify for a chance to win one of many giveaways. Visit Indiana has launched its “20 IN 20” initiative. It includes 20 lists with 20 unique destinations in each list. The lists will be revealed throughout the year. Two lists have already been revealed – Small Towns and Destination… Continue reading Ready, Set, Explore!

Resume 2020

We made it to winter/semester break and are looking forward to some time off. But as you jump into next semester and start heading toward the end of the year, you might want to think about getting your resume ready for your summer job or your new career. What should your resume look like for… Continue reading Resume 2020

Distracted While Studying?

We have all done it. We are distracted while studying. We are constantly checking our phones, listening to music, getting caught up in an irrelevant conversation. According to science, there is a way to avoid distractions while you study. Check out how in this article from Curiosity.

Think You Can Solve Einstein’s Riddle?

Looking for something to occupy your brain over the Thanksgiving break? If so, you might give this a try. My high school geometry teacher gave us Logic Puzzles like Einstein’s riddle all the time. It was a great break from the Pathagorean Theorem, hypotenuses, parallel postulates and other triangular formulas. Some people call the riddle impossible—it is… Continue reading Think You Can Solve Einstein’s Riddle?

Students—Feeling Burned Out?

Burnout. It can happen to any of us. Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. How can students avoid the stress-related state of exhaustion? In an article on Curiosity.com, researcher, Ryan Korstange, offers 5 tips to help students from… Continue reading Students—Feeling Burned Out?

Entrepreneurs look no further

Indiana is home to two of the best schools for entrepreneurs We would like to congratulate Ball State and Purdue Universities for being named as 2 of the Top 50 Undergraduate schools for entrepreneurship. The schools were chosen by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine. The survey examines more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S.… Continue reading Entrepreneurs look no further

FAFSA – What is it?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid for college or grad school. The FASFA application asks questions about a student’s personal and familial financial circumstances in order to determine how much they can pay for college. This is not… Continue reading FAFSA – What is it?

Who Has the Time?

Studying, homework assignments, quizzes, exams—how do we find the time to do everything we need to do? We need to be able to manage our time. How do we do that? Here are 8 Time Management Skills Every Student Should Know.

Indiana: 11 Reasons Why

Things are happening in Indiana that may have a big impact on your future. Here’s why you should pay attention: 1. Indiana companies are serious about hiring young talent. It’s estimated that Indiana is poised to create 1 million jobs in the next decade, and that’s where the non-profit Ascend Indiana comes in. Twenty-four (and… Continue reading Indiana: 11 Reasons Why

Stress or Something More?

College can be stressful. But how do you know what is “just stress” or something more serious? That’s one of the most common questions asked of Ball State Professor of Psychology Jerrell Cassady. He and a colleague developed the “Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale” to help people find out if they have “high test anxiety” or… Continue reading Stress or Something More?

What’s on Your College Bucket List?

College is flying by fast. Think about all you’ve accomplished: adjusting to new living arrangements, making new friends and achieving new academic goals. What else is on your bucket list? Check out these possibilities: Study abroad. Cuba. India. The United Arab Emirates. Indiana University senior Madeline Hudson will have experienced all three very different countries… Continue reading What’s on Your College Bucket List?