Aditi Patil is a social entrepreneur, student, researcher, writer & volunteer. She is currently attending Columbia University, where she studies computer science. Class of 2022.
NoCo Escalator Problems Due To Toilet Flooding
Staff Writer Aditi Patil updates us on the many problems that have been occurring in NoCo since the beginning of this semester.
Many of us, at least those who actually make the pilgrimage all the way to NoCo, might have heard about the escalators, which are now out of use until April at the latest. The source of these escalator problems, according to Columbia Campus Operations, was a flooding of the building caused by a faulty toilet.
Bwog In Bed: Last Monday Of Fall Semester Edition
Bwogline: HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll, 34, was found dead in his apartment in New York City. The cause of death is assumed to be a drug overdose, although it has not been officially stated as so. Someone please make a vine compilation to celebrate this man.
Study Tip: Reach out for help! Don’t be afraid to ask teachers or TAs for help if you feel stuck on something. Many of them still offer office hours and/or review sessions, or you can email them as well.
Field Notes: The Weekend Before Finals Edition
Bwog found time to enjoy their last weekend before finals, and we hope you did too! Send in your stories to email@example.com to be featured.
(Disclaimer: Bwog does not condone underage drinking or illegal drug use.)
Bwog Is Happy And Fun
Went to the St. A’s formal and was surprised I didn’t see anyone do coke
Enjoyed some really fancy drinks instead of just chugging horrible vodka at the aforementioned party
Bwoglines: Beyoncé Will Get You Through Finals Week Edition
Happening in the World: Beyonce graced herself at the wedding of India’s richest man’s daughter’s wedding in Udaipur, India. Beyonce performed at the wedding ceremony of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Mukesh Ambani, who tied the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire.
How to Make STEM More Inclusive to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
In the world of STEM, there are a lot of groups that are underrepresented, including women and people of color. But another less talked about group is those with disabilities. Making STEM an inclusive place for everyone is essential and is something that teachers and others should strive to do.
Perks of Learning to Code
For those working in the world of computer science or web development, knowing how to code is an essential skill. But, those who aren’t planning to pursue a career in these fields may feel that there’s no reason for them to learn to code. They may also feel intimidated by the skill, thinking only computer geniuses will be able to master it. However, that’s far from being the case.
Young Black Women Making Strides in STEM
February is when we take the time to remember and celebrate the significant accomplishments made by Black people throughout history. Black women, in particular, are responsible for so many advancements and inventions throughout history. Alice Ball is responsible for the first effective leprosy treatment. Mae Jemison was the first black women to travel to space. Jane Wright was instrumental in developing a safer cancer treatment.
How to Relieve Stress During Finals Week
Finals week is one of the most stressful times of college. There’s so much that needs to be done, and there’s often very little time left to do it. As deadlines approach, it’s easy to let the stress get the best of you, to the point where you feel as though you’re destined to fail. Before you let your stress consume you, try these four tips to de-stress.
How Universities can Support Women in STEM
Getting more women involved in STEM is crucial to the success of those fields. However, many women feel discouraged by the lack of women they see in STEM careers and feel that it isn’t an option for them. Colleges can help reverse this opinion and inspire more women to pursue STEM majors by doing these four things.
Major STEM Discoveries Made by Women
While in recent years has there been a push for more women to work in STEM fields, there have been women working and making discoveries in these fields for decades. Women have been behind many of the major findings in science and mathematics, though they’re often not credited or publicized for their work. Here are four women who made great strides in STEM.
Vera Rubin was an astronomer who confirmed the existence of dark matter in the atmosphere. From a young age, she was fascinated...
Aditi Patil | How to Increase Gender Representation in STEM
A new study by female geoscientists and engineers looks deeper into the problem and offers solutions on closing the gap. Women are interested in the STEM field; women make up 53 percent of science undergraduate and masters students around the world and 43 percent of Ph.D. candidates. However, the further up in the field you progress, the number of women decreases. In 2013, women made up just 23 percent of tenured science academics and 13 percent of professors in Europe.
Day 10: FINAL DAY!!
Today was the last day of the summer session of the XX Coders camp. We had two speakers today to help us celebrate our code party! One speaker from Girls, Inc. came into walk us through a programming exercise. We also had another guest speaker come in to speak about her work as a female IT professional at the Wyandanch and Wheatley Heights Fire Department. Students also received awards and recognition for their hard work and dedication over the duration of the camp.
Today, we visited the Google headquarters in NYC! It was a really exciting and informative experience! We toured the building, got to the see work spaces and common areas like the game room, ate delicious food from the cafeteria and participated in a panel where Google employees answered our questions about the tech industry and what it’s like to work for such an amazing company. We also learned about the strides Google is making in closing the gender disparity in the tech ind...
Today, we dived right into coding, continuing from where we left off from yesterday. Students worked on their Scratch/Python/Java programs in CodeCombat or TechRocket. We continued individual breakaway sessions where students spent one-on-one time with Mrs. Kavner and Aditi to speak about their goals, interests and what they hope to achieve through this camp on a more personal level.
Tomorrow is our trip to the Google headquarters in NYC. We are leaving the Center at 10:00 am ...
Today was a very exciting day at camp! Students started the day by learning a new programming language called Java through an online platform called TechRocket. We had a guest speaker from Girls, Inc. Girls, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that encourages all girls to be strong, smart and bold through direct service and advocacy. Students participated in activities and open discussion promoting positive self-image, how the media influences our daily decisions, and steps young...