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2011-05-12 10:37:00

WALTHAM, Mass., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc., the leading manufacturer of advanced modular Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, today announced that Joseph E. Aoun, Ph.D., President of Northeastern University has joined its Board of Directors. President Aoun, the seventh president of Northeastern University, is an internationally recognized scholar and outspoken champion of higher education. During his presidency, he has expanded Northeastern's signature co-op program by...

2011-05-06 08:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alumni of the Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus program, which employs student interns to promote energy efficiency on college campuses, often pursue careers in sustainability, according to a recent Alliance survey. And a full 98% of Green Campus alumni say they support sustainability after graduation, regardless of the work they are doing, the survey found. The Alliance poll of nearly 70 Green Campus interns who graduated from...

2011-04-13 03:00:00

Students Tell The Story of How PENCIL Is Changing Their Lives NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PENCIL, the leading education nonprofit facilitating relationships between business leaders and public schools, will hold its 2011 Annual Spring Gala: Imagine What We Can Do, this evening, Wednesday, April 13 at Cipriani Wall Street. With more than 800 guests in attendance, the sold-out event will raise nearly $1.8 million to support public schools. PENCIL's 2011 Gala will...

2011-03-31 00:42:26

NSF support of Boston public school promotes teacher development and student learning in science, technology, engineering and math On March 8, President Obama paid a visit to TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Mass.--a technology-driven, 6th-12th grade pilot school within the Boston Public School System (BPS)--to promote the importance of education in today's society and to highlight TechBoston as a model school for student success. The president toured classrooms, spoke with students and...

2011-03-24 17:49:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The fashion industry is exciting and challenging for novices and experienced designers alike. Recognizing this, Kenmore has created 'So You Wanna Be a Designer', a Kenmore Live Studio online fashion reality series, as a means for Americans to venture into the business highlighting their creativity and offering business benefits such as exposure to top designers, stylists and photographers to learn the inner workings of the industry....

2011-01-29 00:02:17

Only university competition awarding scholarships for innovation serving national security needs is achieving great participation from universities, judges and sponsors for April 2011 event "“ but there's still time to enter and support the competition. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The fifth annual National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) is attracting universities, a distinguished slate of judges and numerous private sector sponsors, according to organizers...

2010-11-10 12:00:00

UNCF Building Green Initiative Awards $240,000 in Grants to Improve Sustainability for Historically Black, Hispanic-serving and Tribal Colleges FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, today announced that its Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) has awarded 23 green planning grants totaling $240,000 to assist with institutional sustainability planning for minority...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

UNCF Building Green Initiative Awards $240,000 in Grants To Improve Sustainability for Historically Black, Hispanic-serving and Tribal Colleges FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization, today announced that its Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) has awarded 23 green planning grants totaling $240,000 to assist with institutional sustainability planning for minority...

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2010-11-07 07:22:33

With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics "Your game is annoying," one student at the Be the Game summer camp tells another. The boy just laughs. "That's because you can't beat it," he says. This is an exchange between a sophomore at Suitland High School in Forestville, Md., and a seventh grader at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Clinton, Md. Both students...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of their eighth annual survey that ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. From the more than 2,000 programs reviewed, the number one school in the undergraduate category is the University of Houston, while Babson College retained its number one ranking in the graduate category. Ranking second and third in the undergraduate...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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