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2014-06-16 12:33:07

HERNDON, Va., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- K(12) International Academy, an accredited, online private school open to students in grades K-12 worldwide, is now enrolling students for its summer school program. K(12) International Academy's summer school program gives high school students the opportunity to keep learning even when school is not in session. It offers them a chance to catch up on missed credits, get ahead for next year, prepare for the transition from middle...

2014-06-16 08:29:41

'Fidget Widgets' Project Looks for New Ways that Seemingly Mindless Interactions Can Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Lessen Stress NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Game Innovation Lab know that doodling, fiddling, and fidgeting are anything but trivial. The fascinating and powerful interrelation of bodily movement, cognition, and emotional state has been amply demonstrated, and...

2014-06-14 23:03:05

His primary role is to increase awareness among a wide range of community and university partners of the vital role of UC San Diego Extension's programs and services La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 UC San Diego Extension, the continuing education and public programs arm of the university, has named John B.B. Freeman as Director of Communications. Freeman’s primary role is to increase awareness among a wide range of community and university partners of the vital role of...

2014-06-12 16:26:35

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JPS Health Network and UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) received approval from their respective boards to explore the creation of a unified health care physician practice group that would strengthen the relationship between Tarrant County's largest teaching hospital and the county's only medical school and academic medical center. The new medical group would bring enhanced levels of efficiency, accountability and value to...

2014-06-12 12:30:34

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H. Robert Horvitz, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Society for Science & the Public, today announced the appointment of veteran nonprofit leader, author, and social entrepreneur Maya Ajmera as president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of the Science News family of media properties, effective July 31. In this position, Ajmera will assume overall responsibility for the leadership and management...

2014-06-12 04:23:19

PORTLAND. Ore., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen student teams from around the nation will convene in Portland, Oregon June 20-22(nd) for the 16(th) Annual MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition. Approximately 72 students, finalists from a national field of 39,000 participants, will compete to invent a prosthetic arm aimed at helping low-income children from developing countries. This competition is part of MESA's (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement)...

2014-06-11 12:25:42

Thousands of students from 37 Detroit middle and high schools competed in the challenge, a partnership of Viacom, Get Schooled and Detroit Public Schools DETROIT, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 12 from 9 until 11 a.m., recording artist and Detroit native, Big Sean will return to his hometown to act as "Principal for the Day" at Bates Academy (Bates), an Excellent Schools Detroit "Top K-8 Recommended School." Competing against thousands of students from 37 Detroit...

2014-06-10 23:06:43

PSM programs enable students to be highly competitive in science, math and technology workforce. Manchester, NH (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Southern New Hampshire University’s Master of Science in Data Analytics has been recognized by the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA) for affiliation with the Professional Science Master's (PSM) program. The PSM is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics...

2014-06-09 23:07:05

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, which administers part-time graduate studies for the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, has launched a new master’s degree program in space systems engineering. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals, which administers part-time graduate studies for the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, has launched a new master’s degree program in space systems engineering. "We know firsthand what...

2014-06-06 23:03:24

Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimize the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 •Reducing infections contracted during care a major challenge •Project will focus on health facility surfaces and methods...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.