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Learning Physics Through Peer Instruction - NSF Spotlight On Harvard's Eric Mazur

National Science Foundation (NSF) Sustained investment in 'peer instruction' leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and a Minerva Prize for NSF-funded physicist Eric Mazur In May, the...

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2014-07-22 20:20:36

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of automotive technician training, announced today that it will report its financial results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, after market close. UTI will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the same day to discuss its fiscal 2014 third quarter financial results and operating performance. The...

2014-07-22 12:29:34

Research and Education Initiatives Are Preparing the Future Workforce BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink Robotics, a leading provider of interactive robots for research and education, has partnered with three new distributors to deliver the Baxter Research Robot to more universities, schools and corporate R&D labs worldwide. North American-based RobotShop and Teq, and Shanghai-based Gaitech International are the newest additions to Rethink Robotics' roster of...

2014-07-22 12:27:31

Curriculum Highlights Marketing Strategy Development; Webinar Provides Preview of Course IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Content Marketing Institute, 93 percent of business-to-business (B2B) marketers in 2013 utilized content marketing, and this percentage is expected to rise in coming years. Content marketing is a technique for creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to drive profitable customer action. The growing demand...

2014-07-22 12:26:49

Annie's presents check on TODAY Show with Carson Daly to shine a light on childhood hunger and healthy eating in America NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Annie's Inc. joined with KidsGardening.org and TODAY Show anchor Carson Daly to help build a new school garden in Brooklyn, New York and shine a light on childhood hunger, while promoting healthy eating in America. To commemorate the partnership, Annie's donated $25,000 to support the project which is in line with the...

2014-07-22 12:26:44

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of global education company, Cengage Learning, has been awarded six Hermes Creative Awards from The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), recognizing its creative marketing campaigns which engage students and instructors from around the world. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional...

2014-07-22 12:22:12

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and the nation's top military commanders -- including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey -- will meet here next week to support the nation's youngest heroes: children of military service members. Duncan, the Pentagon leadership, and other leaders from education and industry are featured participants at the 16th Military Child Education Coalition Training Seminar, a...

2014-07-22 08:40:03

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students who used Cengage Learning's MindTap personal learning experience earned better test scores than students who did not use the platform, according to a study conducted by independent research groups MarketingWorks and SEG Measurement, commissioned by the company. The study also found that nearly two-thirds of students felt MindTap helped them achieve higher levels of learning, such as how to apply what is learned to real-world...

2014-07-22 08:38:14

- Growing Installed Base Extends Market Footprint - AMITYVILLE, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSSC), one of the world's leading suppliers of high performance electronic security equipment for over 30 years, is uniquely positioned to meet the growing demand for safe, secure learning environments for our nation's students and educational staff. As school administrators and students return to campuses, security remains top of mind....

2014-07-22 08:32:49

Parents prefer to serve natural and organic foods (1) BERKELEY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the second Rock the Lunchbox Survey of more than 2,000 kids and parents, 72 percent of kids say it's "cool" to have healthy food in their lunchboxes(2). The survey also showed that snack swapping is common - 64 percent of kids say they regularly trade items from their lunch with friends. To help parents find "better for you" ideas that kids are excited to eat, five leading natural and...

2014-07-22 08:26:43

The free online programs focus on the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the 30th anniversary of the Cambodian Genocide and the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world will commemorate several important events during the 2014-15 school year that will provide teachers an opportunity to explore these milestones in ways that will impact and engage students....


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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