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2014-04-22 23:11:41

Students create "The Campus Bike Solution" to suit the needs of colleges and universities across the nation. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Over the last year, four Baylor University students have identified a serious transportation issue on campuses across the nation—a problem they intend to solve. Whether they drive a car or ride a bike, all college students face the frustrating pitfalls of commuting to class. Limited parking and high gas prices, as well as endless...

2014-04-22 23:10:44

Students from Arizona universities will demonstrate their projects to the public at the Innovation Showcase May 1 and during a formal public presentation workshop May 2. The multi-university collaboration is made possible by funding and support from the Arizona Board of Regents. Tempe, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Learn how algae can not only be used to clean Arizona’s wastewaters, but be turned into a renewable energy source and other valuable products May 1 and 2 at Arizona Center for...

2014-04-22 23:09:59

netTrekker and icurio Compliant With Industry Standard for Interoperability Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announces the IMS Global Certification of its learning engagement applications, netTrekker and icurio. Both Knovation services are compliant with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)™ v1.0, which enables the products to seamlessly integrate with existing classroom technologies. “IMS is very pleased with...

2014-04-22 23:07:33

Second Year of Grants Allows Educators to Reach Even More Students JOHNSTON, Iowa (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 DuPont Pioneer (DuPont) and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) announced today that for the second year in a row, DuPont will award $300,000 in grants to agriscience educators to fund training and classroom resources that will help them implement advanced agriculture curriculum. Grant recipients are teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural...

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...


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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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