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2014-04-22 23:06:41

Event to Encourage STEM Education in 4th Through 8th Grade Classrooms Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 K’NEX Education®, America’s STEM Building Solution, is pleased to announce a new competition for Pennsylvania students in grades 4-8. The 2014 STEM Design Challenge will be hosted by Harrisburg University on May 2nd and is sponsored by three outstanding Pennsylvania organizations: K’NEX, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Allegheny Intermediate Unit (IU3). The STEM Design...

2014-04-22 23:06:06

Nevada Officials, Education Stakeholders, and Adapt Courseware to Provide Testimony Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Nevada officials and education proponents will gather this week to discuss challenges faced by students attending Nevada's Community Colleges. John Boersma, PhD., former university faculty member and founder of Adapt Courseware, is among those invited to testify. Who: Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning Community Colleges' Subcommittee on Academics...

2014-04-22 23:05:58

The Pittcon 2015 award nominations deadline has been extended. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The Pittcon 2015 Program Committee is pleased to announce the deadline for nominations for two of its prestigious awards, the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry and Pittsburgh Conference Achievement, has been extended to May 9, 2014. The Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry award was established in recognition of an individual’s significant contributions to the field of analytical chemistry...

2014-04-22 23:04:49

“National Hackathon” Event Brings Together Local Students Who Love Technology Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on providing service, support, education, and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, is proud to sponsor and host the 2014 CodeDay event in Minneapolis. Taking place May 24-25 in 24 different cities nationwide, CodeDay brings together students to collaborate and build apps and games over a 24-hour period. CodeDay is...

2014-04-22 23:03:56

Innovative Platform is the First to Align Interests of Faculty, Administrators, and Students Scottsdale, AZ, and New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Today, panOpen officially launched its next generation platform to support Open Educational Resources (OER), providing a framework for educators around the world to discover, edit, and share educational content. The company announced the launch at the ASU + GSV Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. panOpen’s new platform provides access to a curated...

2014-04-22 23:03:51

Employees from GM’s Bowling Green Assembly, WKU Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability staff, and students from Warren Central High School will wade into Trammel Creek today, April 22, 2014, as the automaker celebrates the 25th anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network). The program, which is run by the national non-profit Earth Force, engages multiple partners throughout a community to empower young...

2014-04-22 23:03:38

Student Paper and Scholarship Awards to Highlight Up-and-Coming Generation of Industry Leaders and Innovators White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced a call for papers for a special student issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, as well as for the SMPTE...

2014-04-22 23:01:10

Yesterday the Alliance for Excellent Education submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) names of nearly 3,000 educators, students, and citizens who support the continued expansion and modernization of high-speed broadband connections in schools and libraries across the nation. These signatures demonstrate the need for the FCC to act to reach the goal of connecting 99 percent of students to high-speed internet in five years. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Yesterday...

2014-04-22 23:01:03

YogaFit Training Systems is proud to announce a discount program for all college students. College students are eligible to receive a 20% discount on any YogaFit training on campus. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 YogaFit Training Systems is proud to announce a discount program for all college students. College students are eligible to receive a 20% discount on any YogaFit training on campus. If the training is scheduled off campus, students are still able to receive a 20%...

2014-04-22 23:00:24

Three out of five online job advertisements are for white-collar professional and STEM occupations. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or better are posted online, compared to less than 50 percent of job openings for workers with less education*, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report analyzes the demand for college talent in the job market by...


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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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