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STEM careers for women
2014-08-13 12:23:24

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati New research shows the importance of social support for women preparing for STEM careers. As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those research professions Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s psychology program, presented her findings at the...

Businesswomen in meeting
2014-08-13 10:48:42

Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School study finds gender stereotypes continue to affect workplace behavior Recent research has suggested that women play better with others in small working groups, and that adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. But a new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that this is only true when women work on teams that aren’t competing against each other. Force...

2014-08-13 08:35:32

Students to gain Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity and other STEM skills at new university ARMONK, N.Y. and LAKELAND, Fla., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO...

2014-08-13 08:35:25

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education(TM) today announced that it is partnering with LearnBop(®), an award-winning provider of an automated math tutoring and assessment tool for students in grades 5-9, to deliver schools and districts more robust options for personalizing learning during the crucial years when a student's math performance can have a significant impact on future academic success. LearnBop is an automated...

2014-08-13 08:35:17

New name and tagline align with commitment to using technology innovation to serve all learners and educators. DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurzweil Educational Systems(®), a division of Cambium Learning(®) Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced today that it will rebrand itself to reflect its continuing investment in state of the art innovative literacy software for all students. As Kurzweil Education(TM), the company will not only provide assistive technology solutions,...

2014-08-13 08:35:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School districts across the country are beginning to adopt a new tool that will make it easier for educators to help students overcome behavioral challenges -- an impediment to academic progress for students. Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced today a new management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student...

2014-08-13 08:33:58

Competition Seeks to Identify Tech Solution to Help Community College Students Graduate and Avoid Poverty NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Hood, New York's largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with The City University of New York (CUNY), the leading urban university system in the U.S., today announced the semi-finalists for The Robin Hood College Success Prize, a competition designed to identify scalable technology solutions to...

heart
2014-08-14 02:00:48

DETROIT, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one - and placed it just outside the heart. Due to prior medical procedures, the metro Detroit woman was not a candidate for traditional open heart surgery to replace her failing tricuspid valve. One major U.S. medical center turned her down for treatment. Doctors at another said her...

2014-08-13 08:28:50

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is never too early to start talking with and listening to your child about the upcoming school year," says Dr. Amie Duncan, Ph.D., Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Dr. Duncan advises that parents begin talking to their child about school a couple weeks before it starts, and that they listen closely for their...

2014-08-13 08:28:16

Two New States Named to the 2014 Asthma and Allergy School Honor Roll During a Record Year for Medication Access, but More Still Needs to Be Done. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just a few weeks, schools will be back in session for the millions of students with asthma and food allergies. So what are schools doing to protect students and teachers with these chronic diseases? Today the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) revealed its 2014 State Honor...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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