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Racially Charged Events Spark Classroom Intervention

Racially Charged Events Spark Classroom Intervention

Tech Codex, June 7, 2022

As we approach Juneteenth, a day marked each year to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, new research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that racially-charged events and protests over the past decade have a direct and positive effect on what children are learning in U.S. public school classrooms.

Zachary Collier: Onshoring Semiconductor Capacity Is Crucial to National Security

Zachary Collier: Onshoring Semiconductor Capacity Is Crucial to National Security

Florida Daily, June 5, 2022

When you think about national security, you probably don’t immediately think about semiconductors. These tiny chips are the “brains” enabling all the computational capabilities and data storage that we take for granted today. Chips power virtually every sector of the economy – including data centers, automotive, healthcare, banking, and agriculture. As a consequence of their widespread use, semiconductors have grown to become a $555 billion global industry, and are the world’s fourth most traded product. Semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging have been cited frequently as one of the main critical supply chain priorities for the nation.

How to restore America’s dominance in technology

How to restore America’s dominance in technology

The Hill, May 27, 2022

These words, written in aftermath of the United States’ strategic surprise from Sputnik, ring true again today. Facing growing scientific and technical competition, Congress and President Eisenhower enacted the 1958 National Defense Education Act, increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) talent to invigorate American competitiveness and win the Cold War. Today, we face a similar problem in key technical fields that underpin both military and economic competitiveness.  

Why do two major West Coast ports rate last on a new ranking of facilities worldwide?

Why do two major West Coast ports rate last on a new ranking of facilities worldwide?

Marketplace, May 25, 2022

The global supply chain issues the Federal Reserve has been worried about plagued the country’s busiest ports last year. A new report from the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence ranked the efficiency of more than 350 ports worldwide based on how long ships had to wait at port last year. Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle more than 40% of all maritime imports to the U.S., came in dead last for efficiency.

The price we pay for global supply chain

The price we pay for global supply chain

Chicago Sun-Times, May 24, 2022

One is product shortages, as with the shortage of personal protective equipment early in the pandemic and recently with infant formula. But are we willing to pay higher prices for less reliance on the global supply chain?