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2014-08-18 23:02:27

The recipients were recognized for their contributions to environmental education and science. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Three students who participated in the Army Educational Outreach Program’s eCYBERMISSION competition were recognized at a White House ceremony last week, which honored young innovators in environmental sciences and protection. Their team advisor and another eCYBERMISSION team advisor were also recognized at the event. The students, Daniel Burgess, Joey...

2014-08-18 23:02:08

Avitus Group rolled out a new IT service this past year along with a significant donation to Grace Montessori Academy and its efforts to educate children with the latest technology. Billings, MT (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Avitus Group donated $1000.00 towards 10 new Google Chromebooks for Grace Montessori Academy, a Billings non-profit school for children ages 3-12. The Google Chromebooks come just in time for the new school year and are part of an effort to get technology at the non-profit...

2014-08-18 23:01:48

Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences received research awards totaling more than $2.4 million during the 2013-14 academic year, making significant advances in securing coveted extramural funds, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at...

2014-08-18 23:01:15

The Cannabis Industry is new and entrepreneurs need to understand the proper guidelines for opening up a marijuana business across the nation. Cannabis Career Institute has been providing guidelines, networking and valuable resources for cannabis businesses since 2009 and will be coming to Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and Miami this weekend. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Florida voters are being polled about medical marijuana usage and an overwhelming 88% of voters have indicated they support...

2014-08-18 23:00:28

Dr. Debby Hamilton is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 NAPW honors Dr. Debby Hamilton as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Dr. Hamilton is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in healthcare. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association...

2014-08-18 16:30:24

Students show greater gains after spending more time with Istation curriculum DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prekindergarten and kindergarten students demonstrate greater gains in early literacy development learning with Istation curriculum than their peers who do not use Istation, according to a nationwide literacy growth study conducted by Southern Methodist University during the 2013-14 school year. The study collected data from more than 81,000 prekindergarten and...

2014-08-18 16:24:09

Verizon/Digital Promise Program to Provide Students, Teachers With Tablets; Teachers to Receive Training on Effective Use of Mobile Technology in Learning VISTA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rancho Minerva Middle School and Vista Innovation and Design Academy are among eight schools in the nation chosen to take part in an innovative program focusing on the greater use of mobile technology in education to enhance their studies in the classroom and at home. In addition,...

2014-08-18 12:27:32

- Recipients will compete for public votes for a chance to win one of two Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholar awards NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program. Voting for two of the 40 winners to earn the title of 2014 Thriving...

2014-08-18 12:24:06

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Selects EdTech Innovator following Recent Opening of New Mission Bay Hub SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honored for its role as an innovator among Bay Area technology leaders, Cengage Learning was named as a finalist in the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Excellence in Business Awards (Ebbies) for MindTap, an immersive learning platform that's being rolled out in more than 750 college campuses across the country...

2014-08-18 12:21:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded approximately $15 million in a new, five-year cooperative agreement to Texas State University at San Marcos to provide educator professional development using NASA-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The selection is in response to an Education Opportunities in NASA STEM - Educator...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.