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2013-08-19 23:03:41

The KnowledgeWorks subsidiary uses project-based learning and will implement its STEM approach at Scott’s Branch High and Cougar New Tech. CINCINNATI, Ohio (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 South Carolina today opened its first two New Tech Network high schools, including one in a community that holds a historic place in U.S. civil rights history. Funding for the schools came through a $2.9 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, matched by local and...

2011-12-08 18:30:00

Clarendon 1 and Colleton County School Districts will benefit from Investing in Innovation grants to implement stateâs first New Tech Network STEM high schools COLUMBIA, S.C (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 Clarendon 1 and Colleton County School Districts can begin the process of adding two new innovative high schools during the 2012-2013 academic school year through a $2.9 million competitive Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, the South Carolina Board of Education today from...

2009-07-23 10:32:00

The largest single competitive NSF award in SC history CHARLESTON, S.C., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded South Carolina $20 million to establish a statewide alliance in the field of tissue biofabrication, which could lead to the production of human organs. Lead scientist for the project, Roger Markwald, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), said, "We are trying to build tissue and organs from the inside out, which is a...

2008-09-15 06:00:21

ADT Security Services today announced Greenville, S.C.-based Furman University is one of the first users of ADT Select Link, a new emergency communications system capable of simultaneously sending thousands of text or voice messages to cell phones, desktop and laptop computers, PDAs and digital pagers. New legislation signed into law last month by President Bush requires all U.S. colleges and universities to "immediately notify" students and staff in the event of a significant emergency...

2008-06-17 03:00:34

As a freshman at Furman University, I have been surrounded by the ongoing debate about President Bush speaking at Furman's graduation ceremony May 31. As you might know, more than 200 faculty and students (but mostly faculty) have signed a petition titled "(W)e Object" in protest of his coming to commencement, citing reasons such as the Iraq war and the economic deficit as grounds for basing said petition. Rumors that faculty might boycott the graduation have only fanned the flames....

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