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2014-04-16 12:30:01

- Scholarship recognizes 40 exceptional students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who serve as role models for the community through academic excellence, creativity and community service NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the 2014 AbbVie CF Scholarship, which honors young adults with CF as they pursue higher education. Students can apply for the scholarship...

2014-04-16 12:27:38

$125,000 Donated to Provide New Books to Underserved Children CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®)( )and First Book --a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities-- have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and...

2014-04-16 12:23:41

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73405 C3E Awards nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be...

2014-04-16 12:22:07

Statewide contest encourages New Jersey high school students and teachers to become teen safe driving advocates NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) is proud to launch the 4(th) Annual 'U Got Brains Champion Schools Program' - a contest challenging New Jersey high school students and teachers to develop fun and interactive campaigns aimed at educating teens about the importance of safe driving....

2014-04-16 12:21:23

LINTHICUM, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The nation's top cyber investigators can earn a key industry certification under a new initiative between the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130107/DC38135LOGO The collaboration enables students at DC3's Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) to earn the CompTIA Network+ certification...

2014-04-16 12:20:45

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is honoring students during National Autism Awareness Month by donating 15 iMac computers to Gateway Academy in Arizona, a school specializing in students with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and PDD-nos. The computers will be used for the school's Digital Music/Video Editing Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/74065 In addition to the donation, Angel MedFlight...

2014-04-16 08:39:50

RALEIGH, N.C., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Entrinsik Inc., developer of Enrole course management and registration software and Informer agile reporting software has signed a Gold level partnership agreement with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Entrinsik's Enrole is the next generation in registration, course management, e-commerce, and reporting...

2014-04-16 08:23:36

DALY CITY, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jefferson Elementary School District and Chevron Energy Solutions will dedicate a solar generation and energy efficiency project that is expected to save the district almost $17 million over the project's life. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73001 The project includes solar electric generation facilities at 16 district sites, interior and exterior lighting upgrades, boiler replacements and heating system improvements....

2014-04-16 00:21:32

Achievement gains for students validated by third-party studies SEATTLE, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, announced the results of three independent studies to evaluate the effectiveness of the company's digital curriculum. The results revealed the positive impact the curriculum has on student achievement when implemented to meet a range of student needs. (Logo:...

2014-04-15 23:15:56

Dyce Kimura, a noted Skype guitar teacher operating out of the Fort Lauderdale area, is offering a promotion to all current or past students. If a student refers a friend to Dyce’s guitar lessons, the student making the referral will receive a complimentary Skype lesson. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 In today’s unreliable job market, businesses and professionals are relying on social networks to find new employees or to locate new jobs. If a trusted worker refers a...


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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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