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2014-07-02 23:06:23

The SME Education Foundation recently awarded 250 scholarships to students in the U.S. and Canada. Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The SME Education Foundation, which is committed to supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists, recently awarded scholarships to 250 students in the U.S. and Canada. These awards included $105,000 for the annual SME Education Foundation Family and Director’s Scholarships and $556,000 in other scholarships. “We...

2014-07-02 23:06:22

The Medical Management Institute (MMI) is offering very exclusive (and very time-sensitive) certification options in an effort to bring back valued past members in the coding & billing industry. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 In an effort to raise awareness of brand new membership benefits, networking resources & training programs, the Medical Management Institute (MMI) is offering past members & alumni returning-member enrollment options for MMI's online medical coding training...

2014-07-02 23:04:10

The popular Penn State massive open online course "Creativity, Innovation and Change" will be available in Chinese when it is launched July 14. The course, which explores the science of creativity, is the first dual-language MOOC for Penn State. University Park, Pa. (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 A popular Penn State massive open online course that explores the science of creativity will be available in Chinese, making it the University’s first dual-language MOOC. The six-week MOOC...

2014-07-02 23:03:05

Ten liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania have received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA), an entity designed to help each institution create new cost efficiencies, improve the quality of academic and co-curricular programs, and enhance inter-institutional knowledge and collaboration. Washington, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Ten liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania have received an $800,000 grant from The...

2014-07-02 23:01:39

July 15-19 Mission Will Enable Students from All Over the World to Capture Images of the Earth from the International Space Station San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Sally Ride EarthKAM is set to begin another mission, allowing students from across the world to take snapshots of Earth’s surface from space by operating a camera aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The mission will take place July 15-19. To take part in the mission (or to learn more about the program), visit...

2014-07-02 23:01:10

Week-long conference provided inspiration and tools to STEM teachers from around the world. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Over 100 educators from around the world attended the 4th annual EXSEED (Excellence in STEM Experiential Learning) conference at Loma Linda University June 23-27. The week-long event provided inspiration and tools to K-12 educators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Brian Willemse, the health academy coordinator at Indian Springs High School in...

2014-07-02 23:00:25

Prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate awarded to Summit Medical Group’s Westfield program for its quality diabetes self-management education program Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to Summit Medical Group’s Westfield program at 552 Westfield Avenue. The ADA believes that this...

2014-07-02 23:00:23

The Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF), members of the forestry community in Georgia, education professionals, and elected officials recently recognized rising 8th-grade student, Caitlin Geiger, of Tallulah Falls School in Tallulah Falls, GA, and 10th-grade student, Eric Riggs, of Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet, GA for winning their respective levels of competition in the 5th-12th grade "Forestry: A Foundation for our Future Artwork and Slogan" Contest. Forsyth, Georgia...

2014-07-02 16:23:19

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF) announced today that Steve Youngwood has joined the company's board of directors. Mr. Youngwood is a senior global media industry executive who most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Entertainment Products at Nickelodeon. "Steve is a proven and well-respected leader in the digital media industry," said LeapFrog Chairman Bill Chiasson. "His...

2014-07-02 12:32:55

Women Tech Awards to be held on Sept. 17 SALT LAKE CITY, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women Tech Council (WTC) will host its Seventh Annual Women Tech Awards Luncheon on Sept. 17, 2014, honoring 17 women in the technology field. The Tech Awards recognize technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the community. Sponsored by EY, USTAR, Wells Fargo, and MountainWest Capital Network, the event will be held from...


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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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