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2014-04-23 12:23:49

SmartEdge Enables Pa. School District to Reduce Energy Consumption, Save More Than $160,000 ERIE, Pa., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fort LeBoeuf School District in northwest Pennsylvania is saving more than $160,000 annually after completing a multi-phase facility enhancement program. InsideIQ(TM) Building Automation Alliance member SmartEdge, a provider of facility control products, systems and support, completed projects designed to lower utility costs and resolve...

2014-04-23 12:20:43

Recipients to get $3,000 toward tuition at an Arizona College or University SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is pleased to once again offer the Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation. Applications are being accepted now through July 11(th) for the fall 2014 scholarship award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140422/77444 Angel MedFlight established the scholarship, in partnership with the Arizona Business Aviation...

2014-04-23 08:39:50

Latest announcement expands 2U's portfolio range to bachelor's, master's and doctoral-level programs SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality degree programs online, announced in partnership with the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education the launch of its first doctorate degree...

2014-04-23 08:38:30

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Declara, a company focused on developing technology for personal learning, today announced it has closed $16 million in Series A financing led by GSV Capital, with Data Collective, Founders Fund and Catamount Ventures joining the round. The new funding, unveiled at the annual GSV Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be used to scale operations globally and build out the team. As part of the investment, Mark Flynn,...

2014-04-23 08:32:55

Program provides a blend of online and on-campus courses DALLAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent projections of a national nursing shortage, Argosy University, Dallas is pleased to announce a new nursing program that will address this growing demand with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. Designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who have earned either a diploma or an associate's degree in nursing, the university's new bachelor's degree...

2014-04-23 08:32:35

NEW YORK, April 23,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink is pleased to announce the launch of its Student Activity Center, a newly developed interface for children featuring computer-based activities aligned with the platform's curriculum, reporting, and progress monitoring tools. The Student Activity Center makes Rethink the first comprehensive and fully integrated special education performance management system to address all the needs of special educators at the classroom, school, and...

2014-04-23 08:31:08

Ten scholarships of up to $5,000 now available, up from seven last year TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Crohn's and Colitis Canada and AbbVie are providing funding for more students living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through an increased number of AbbVie IBD scholarships. There are now ten (10) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN available (up from 7 in 2013) to meet the increasing need for support of Canadian students living with these chronic diseases....

2014-04-23 08:28:41

SARASOTA, Fla. and FAIRFIELD, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debbie's Swim School and U.S. Masters Swimming announce that Debbie's Swim School will begin offering Masters Swimming® programs at its Swim School locations, providing greater access and opportunity for adults to swim. DSS currently operates 16 swim schools, 14 of which are located at In-Shape Health Clubs in Northern California, throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley, and is planning to expand to more...

2014-04-23 08:28:37

Free Event Features Expert Panels and Presentations, Video Contest, Small Group Sessions with Marketing Professionals EDISON, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Career and Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) of New Jersey's Marketing Project (www.ctepmarketingtoolkit.org) will hold its free College and Career Readiness Seminar for students, teachers, and guidance counsellors, which was snowed out earlier in the year, on Wednesday, April 30 at Middlesex County College from 8:30 am to...

2014-04-23 08:28:06

- New Index Shows America's STEM Talent Pool Too Shallow to Meet Demand - WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite multiple initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, America is still not producing enough workers to fill current and future STEM jobs, according to the new U.S. News/ Raytheon STEM Index, unveiled today at www.usnews.com/news/stem-index. The new index was developed exclusively by U.S. News & World...


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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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