Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 9:08 EDT

Latest Education Stories

2014-04-15 12:21:23

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters...

2014-04-15 08:39:29

Supporting young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers DAYTON, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three high school female students will start their college education in engineering with some financial help from Women of Teradata, an employee group of Teradata (NYSE: TDC) the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130716/CL47933LOGO Recipients of the college scholarships were selected based...

2014-04-15 08:38:38

Collaboration Aims to Help More Students Connect with Campus Safety Officials WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard and LiveSafe, two of the leading companies focused on campus safety and security, have joined forces to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the country, the companies announced today. Blackboard provides integrated campus commerce and security solutions through Blackboard Transact(TM)( )to hundreds of higher...

2014-04-15 08:38:20

Software development company donates over $10,000 to fourth grade class for laptops; commits to establishing annual grant program PORTLAND, Maine, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, today announced a $10,600 donation to the Farrington School, an elementary school in Augusta, Maine. With its headquarters in Portland, Kepware is committed to the advancement of technical education both in the...

2014-04-15 08:38:12

RESTON, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekahau Inc., the leader in Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) today announced that its customer Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho won RFID Journal's "Most Innovative Use of RFID" Award, announced at RFIDLive on April 10(th), 2014. The award is given to the organization with the "most novel use of RFID technology" that uniquely solves a problem and highlights Skyview High's use of Ekahau's Real-Time Location software, text-based...

2014-04-15 08:38:00

Test prep materials and practice exam will be cloud-based and available for both computer and mobile delivery PRINCETON, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help HiSET® candidates better prepare for their high school equivalency exams, Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Aztec Software Inc. are releasing an official cloud-based practice test along with accompanying test preparation software. The new materials will be available for delivery on both computer and...

2014-04-15 08:37:16

MADISON, Conn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerPhone, a leading provider of training services and 911 call handling protocols, today announced the release of their entire continuing education curriculum online. A 2012 survey conducted by the company revealed a growing need for easing and more cost-effective continuing education training for public safety personnel, with 78% of personnel expected to take at least one online course in 2013. With this launch, PowerPhone will provide...

2014-04-15 08:20:52

FAIRFAX, Va., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight teams from Virginia schools high schools competed in the final match of the 2014 Governor's Cybersecurity Cup Challenge, a state-wide cyber competition that offers students real hands-on learning experience in cyber defense. On April 12, 2014, the final event of the challenge was held at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., to determine the top high school cyber defense team in the state. Team "Lil B's Penguindows" from...

2014-04-14 23:12:49

A review on the website anmolmehta.com affirms that Meditation Teacher’s Training Program is a comprehensive and effective meditation course. (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Meditation Teacher’s Training Program, developed by Anmol Mehta, aims to help users master meditation easily. This home study program provides users with basic and advanced meditation techniques, fundamentals of enlightened living, and yoga breathing exercises. Users will learn how to teach a meditation class, run a...

2014-04-14 23:11:56

$5,000 Awarded to Computing Professors for Their Outstanding Efforts to Support Women and Minority Undergraduates Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and AT&T today announced the recipients of the 2014 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, which recognizes computing professors for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates (particularly...


Latest Education Reference Libraries

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...

More Articles (44 articles) »