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Issue 9 Understanding Science

What’s a number?

Three is a number, right? So are pi, the square root of two or i. But mathematics is all about abstraction, so how do we abstract the concept of a number? How do we properly define numbers?

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Issue 9 Science Shoutout

The fall of the giants

People often ask, “What is the single most important environmental/population problem facing the world today?” A flip answer would be, “The single most important problem is our misguided focus on identifying the single most important problem!”

Jared Diamond
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Issue 9 Study Abroad

International college admissions – an overview

In this post, we’ll go through all the posts in the Study Abroad section so far, looking at the admissions for Canada, France, Belgium, the UK, the US, and Germany. We’ll compare the various systems, deadlines, and requirements.

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Issue 8 Understanding Science

How do we learn and how do we remember?

Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge, skills, and behaviour. It follows us throughout our lives and enables us to adapt to various new situations.

Memory is the ability of storing the knowledge, skills, and behaviour acquired through learning in our brains. We can differentiate between explicit and implicit memory, as well as sensoric, short-term, and long-term memory. These types of memory are frequently misunderstood, so I will try to explain them as easily as possible.

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Issue 8 Nonacademic Presenting Alumni

Alexandre Kempf: Blind shrimp, deaf mice, and how I found a job thanks to a YouTube video


Hi Alex, thank you for finding the time to join us for this interview. We are as happy to have you here in our Presenting Alumni session as we were to have you as a project leader in the last three editions of the S3 camp. Your career story is rather non-linear and filled with disappointing research outcomes, so I believe many young alumni will find it encouraging when they face similar things and decisions themselves. But first things first – how would you introduce yourself?

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Issue 8 Study Abroad

Canadian college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Canada? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for Canadian universities and colleges.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Samson Mercier, an international student from France.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 8 Study Abroad

French college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in France? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for French universities.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Karolina, an international student from Lithuania.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 8 News

First virtual S3/S3++ Christmas reunion

For the majority of Croatian S3 alumni that are studying or working abroad, it has been a rather normal thing to meet up with friends in Zagreb during Christmas time. And of course, if some of your friends are also S3 alumni, the typical S3/S3++ Christmas reunion is a must! It’s always been an opportunity to meet new people and reunite with the old ones from over the past decade.

That was up until 2020, the year when everything changed, the year when doing social activities online became the new norm. So we thought, why not have our first virtual Christmas reunion?

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Issue 7 News

Goodbye 2020!

It’s that amazing time of the year – holiday season! But before our team departs to a well-deserved break, let us look back on our choice of the top 10 things that happened in the S3 community in 2020.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

Belgian college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Belgium? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for Belgian universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Karolina, an international student from Lithuania.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.