Latest Committee on Institutional Cooperation Stories

2008-06-23 00:00:21

By Barbara Hollenbaugh Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will present a series of summer programs for children ages 6 to 12 and for teenagers. Jessica Davis, area representative in the outreach and continuing education office at Penn State, said the programs will include a Science Forensics program for students entering high school. Conducted by Nicole Perret of the math department at Penn State, this program will provide academic support for kids who need help in math and in...

2008-06-20 12:00:46

By John Russell, The Indianapolis Star Jun. 19--For decades, Indiana University and Purdue University have competed fiercely for faculty, students and research money. Now, with a new president at the helm of each school, IU and Purdue are putting aside their rivalries and working together to build a life-sciences research powerhouse. The two universities plan to announce today that they will seek $35 million a year from the Indiana General Assembly in each of the next two years...

2005-08-18 14:09:21

In order to remain technologically and scientifically competitive in an increasingly global society, the United States needs all the brainpower it has. Currently however, a significant brain drain is taking place as bias has created a significant barrier to women and under-represented groups from pursuing technological or scientific careers, according to the upcoming paper "More Women in Science," which will appear in the August 19, 2005 issue of the journal Science. "We need to encourage...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'