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2014-04-17 08:22:05

Pinterest, Girls Who Code and Michelle in Training to be featured on Lockheed Martin's Center Stage BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will host a panel of successful female technologists and mentors from leading organizations to provide encouragement and guidance to students at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival. The Women in Technology panel on the Lockheed Martin stage will be comprised of representatives from Pinterest,...

2014-04-17 08:21:41

-The event brings together leaders in education, business and government to address the North Carolina Labor Skills Gap and discuss strategies for integrating STEM education in workforce development programs. MOORESVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), one of eleven campuses operating under parent company Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and the exclusive educational partner of NASCAR, will host the "Advanced Industries Summit" on Thursday,...

2014-04-17 04:21:52

DALLAS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Sopris Learning((TM)), provider of a comprehensive suite of evidence-based interventions, assessments, and professional services, today announced the release of a cloud-based eLibrary application for accessing professional development and instructional eBooks. These fully searchable electronic books, with titles from Voyager Sopris Learning's best-selling authors, provide online and offline access to rich content and resources....

2014-04-16 23:17:28

July 21-24 is going to be an amazing opportunity for community college, high school and university educators, counselors, technicians, industry professionals, trade organizations and workforce development advocates, when the annual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) will be at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 July 21-24 is going to be an amazing opportunity for community college, high school and university educators, counselors,...

2014-04-16 23:16:52

The NBCC Foundation has awarded Khadijah Bradford of Chicago Heights, Illinois, a 2014 minority scholarship. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation minority scholarship to Khadijah Bradford of Chicago Heights, Illinois. The minority scholarship is awarded to counseling students who commit to serving minority populations upon graduation. The mission of the...

2014-04-16 23:16:11

Services Include Enhancements to Sakai Gradebook along with Hosting and Managed Services Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced that is has engaged with FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising for Sakai services. Unicon performed enhancements to the Sakai Gradebook tool, and is providing hosting and managed services for FIDM’s...

2014-04-16 23:14:12

Lynsey Kenogo, born in Kenya, has been homeschooling online for a year in Uganda and now plans to attend the main campus, in Westlake Village, California. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Lynsey Kenogo has been taking her online, sophomore-level courses with Oaks Christian Online High School for the past year. She found the Oaks Christian main campus website online in 2011 while living in Rwanda. After emailing with the Director of International Students, she decided to...

2014-04-16 23:14:06

A customized solution from InfoSnap allows staff to keep all paperwork in a securely hosted, scalable cloud environment. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 North Olmsted City School District (OH) selects InfoSnap to make an improvement in the process of their workflow to ensure data integrity. Nancy Burce, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at North Olmsted, selected InfoSnap, which designed a streamlined solution that was specific to the needs of this district. Prior to InfoSnap,...

2014-04-16 23:13:45

Lingtronic, a new foreign language learning website, allows control of second language learning with custom audio lesson builders. Students can study what they want, when they want, for free. Kelowna, British Columbia - Canada (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Lingotronic, a new foreign language learning site is different from other second language learning systems. Each user can build their own custom audio lessons. http://www.lingotronic.com Lingotronic is a new foreign language learning Internet...

2014-04-16 23:13:30

American Sentinel University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program with specialty tracks in executive leadership and educational leadership has received ACEN Accreditation. Learn more about American Sentinel’s nursing degree programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/nursing. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 American Sentinel University today announced that the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) has granted accreditation to...


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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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