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2014-09-30 23:14:15

New study released by Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) report that minority students who participate in LLUH Science Pipeline Program have Increased Science confidence and a greater willingness to pursue Science careers. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Minority high school and college students who take part in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Pipeline Program at Loma Linda University Health report gains in research self-efficacy and an increased intent to...

2014-09-30 23:13:12

Milestone Reflects Organization’s Goal to Fulfill the Global Need for More Qualified Cybersecurity Professionals Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 (ISC)² Security Congress (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, today announced it has reached over 100,000 members in 162 countries. There are more than 70,000 information and software security professionals with one...

2014-09-30 23:12:44

15,000 At Risk Students Will Be Exposed to The Roadtrip Nation Program Across 10+ States, Empowering Youth to Apply Their Passions Towards Their Career Goals Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Through AT&T Aspire’s collaboration with Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization, the iconic Green RV will begin its official 2014 tour in California this week. Traveling across the country, 60 events will take place during the upcoming school year with the goal of inspiring...

2014-09-30 23:10:49

Diverse higher education partners work together to make compelling progress. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 One hundred university and college chancellors, presidents, provosts and other leaders recently gathered at UT Austin’s AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center for Civitas Learning’s 2nd Pioneer Partner Summit. The Summit brings together representatives from a growing partner community of now more than 40 institutions and systems with 577 campuses serving more...

2014-09-30 23:10:34

MyMobileUniversity (MMU) calls on Organisations, NGOs’ and Individuals to engage and partner with us. To transform individuals and empower communities as vision to catalyze positive social change by partnering with MMU, together we can impact lives of people through education anywhere, anytime for all ages. Washington, D;C. USA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 MyMobileUni seeks to partner globally with companies, public and private sector, and NGO’s who have similar shared vision to...

2014-09-30 23:09:50

Royal Resorts Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Employee Education Program Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Royal Resorts, a family of luxury resort properties in Mexico, is committed to supporting its employees every way they can, and one significant example of this is the development of their skills through an Employee Education Program, which is celebrating its 20th year of providing staff the opportunity to take the courses necessary to graduate at secondary school level. The...

2014-09-30 23:09:43

The Phoenix Center, an innovative private school for students with disabilities, establishes sensory room to help children and teens with autism. Based on the work of Dutch researchers, the multi-sensory room allows students better regulate themselves, and get ready to learn. Nutley, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Colorful lights, soothing sounds, and soft textures invite students with autism at The Phoenix Center to relax, regroup, and get ready to learn. The new Multi-Sensory...

2014-09-30 23:09:23

With successful completion of a large contract to build state-of-the-art high-precision custom machine lines utilizing Mitsubishi robots and automation controls, McClellan Automation Systems and Patti Engineering strategically align to collaborate on future projects. Auburn Hills, MI & Bedford, NH (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced it will expand its collaboration with McClellan Automation Systems, a company...

2014-09-30 23:08:46

VMEdu ATPs (Authorized Training Partners) will now have the option of offering courses without VMEdu branding. This feature has been provided to make the VMEdu platform a more complete solution. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 VMEdu launched its Authorized Training Partner (ATP) program less than a year ago to enable training organizations around the world to benefit from its high quality courseware on Project management certifications. These certifications – PMP, PRINCE2,...

2014-09-30 23:08:13

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded the National Children’s Reading Foundation an Innovative Approaches to Literacy two-year grant for $3.8 million. The Reading Foundation will use the grant to provide its groundbreaking literacy and early learning initiatives to serve 16 very high-poverty school districts and communities in states across the country. KENNEWICK, Wash. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education today awarded the National Children’s Reading...


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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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