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2014-09-10 23:06:32

Just in time for back to school season, Digital Yearbook Page Inc., a Los Angeles based startup, is excited to announce the release of DYP, an iPhone app designed to help students keep in touch. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Just in time for back to school season, Digital Yearbook Page Inc., a Los Angeles based startup, is excited to announce the release of DYP, an iPhone app designed to help students keep in touch. The DYP app (free in the iTunes Store) is...

2014-09-10 23:04:41

Student journalists can win up to $500 for themselves and their school publications by using ZapVM to create and share Zap videos that enhance or promote their high school periodical or yearbook stories, features, articles or ads. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Jigsaw Informatics, Inc.™ (“Jigsaw”), a Diamond Sponsor of the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA) National High School Journalism Convention to be held November...

2014-09-10 23:03:52

New book calls for overhaul of engineering education Needham, Mass and Douglas, MI (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Our current engineering educational system is broken. As a result, we are not graduating enough or the right kind of engineer innovators needed to solve the complex challenges of the world, from energy production to cyber security. Less than five percent of U.S. undergraduates choose engineering as a degree, and more than 50 percent will leave the major before graduating –...

2014-09-10 23:03:07

KDS and Amplify Launch Innovative Course, “Taking Action with Data” New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Knowledge Delivery Systems, the leader in research-based, blended professional learning for K-12, has partnered with Amplify, an education technology company, to develop a powerful new course that helps teachers harness data to inform instruction. Through their work in school districts across the nation, KDS and Amplify have seen firsthand the need for educators to gain the...

2014-09-10 23:02:50

World Education.net's interactive Social Media Job Search and Safety Hangout, which will take place on Friday, September 12th, will provide job seekers with essential information on how to manage and protect their social media profiles to ensure their online activities don't conflict with their career goals. A portion of the Hangout will also focus on keeping children and adolescents safe online. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 According to a recent study by the Society...

2014-09-10 23:02:07

Cannabis Career Institute joins forces with Spanish speaking CCI Español to provide Medical Marijuana training, in Spanish only, for Hispanic and Latino business enterprises in the cannabis industry. The class is designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to get involved in a variety of marijuana businesses in this newly forming industry. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The medical marijuana industry is coming to Florida. With Florida's ever growing Spanish...

2014-09-10 23:00:34

Olin College of Engineering Rises to Number Three in U.S. News Rankings Needham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 U.S. News & World Report has ranked Olin College of Engineering number three in the nation—a move up one notch from last year's position—among engineering institutions where a bachelor's or master's is the highest degree. The ranking was included in the U.S. News 2015 Best Colleges edition, which was published online September 9. Olin is now widely...

2014-09-10 20:21:15

UNITY, Maine, Sept.10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is not too late to salvage a livable planet. "Because environmental change will be the dominant theme of the coming decades, I believe that this century will come to be known as the Environmental Century," Unity College President Stephen Mulkey told incoming students during opening convocation on August 23. "This is a watershed moment for our species, and it could turn out to be our finest hour." The next generation will...

2014-09-10 16:29:16

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do Harry Potter and a smartphone app have to do with training tomorrow's business leaders? At Syracuse University, plenty. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnVAR/20140910/145196 This semester, the Whitman School of Management is launching the Goodman IMPRESS program. IMPRESS creates competition among students to gain critical career skills. Students in turn track their progress on a smart phone app and earn "game points" by...

2014-09-10 16:27:45

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Growers Foundation awarded 50 Arizona K-12 schools with $75,000 in grant money to create and sustain their own edible fruit and vegetable gardens. Each school will receive $1,500 plus seeds and other materials. The grants were provided through the Arizona Department of Agriculture as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant. The Foundation's mission is to plant and sustain a fruit...


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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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