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2011-06-17 07:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- San Jose State University's Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering today announced that it has received commitments for $1 million USD in donations from KLA-Tencor Corporation(TM), Xilinx, Inc. and San Francisco Bay Area companies to fund its Engineering Pathways to Success (EPS) program. EPS is a public-private initiative to engage Bay Area middle and high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...

2011-03-08 08:30:00

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the release of four new engineering titles through a partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the largest non-profit provider of innovative and rigorous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs. The four new titles developed through the partnership, Civil Engineering and...

2011-01-06 06:50:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it will continue its enterprise-wide program to help inspire, engage and educate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by pledging an additional $200,000 to Project Lead The Way (PLTW), an organization with demonstrated results in the STEM arena. The donation builds on SAIC's $400,000 donation to the organization in January...

2010-06-01 12:00:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Norristown High School received certification for the school's new "Project Lead The Way" (PLTW) curriculum, forging a new path to help prepare students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and...

2010-01-11 06:50:00

MCLEAN, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has launched an enterprise-wide program to help inspire, engage and educate students in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. To help kick off this long-term nationwide effort, the company has formed strategic relationships with two leading non-profit organizations with demonstrated results in the STEM...

2009-06-10 08:00:00

CACT @ El Camino College focuses on quality engineering education HAWTHORNE, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With a recession in full swing and unemployment numbers topping the charts, Americans are looking for careers that are sustainable and in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook, which inventories and profiles industry trends, American engineers are looking at normal growth through 2016. Incoming engineers will be dependent on...

2008-12-04 08:00:00

Students can experience prototyping's impact on design, working exactly like professional designers and engineers CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading not-for-profit developer of engineering-focused education programs for middle and high school students has selected the ZPrinter(R) 450 as its preferred color 3D printer, giving students in-depth experience with prototyping to help them become better designers and engineers. Z Corporation is making grants available to schools...

2008-10-04 00:00:23

By Sam Bennett A year ago, Cal Jackson was content with teaching geometry and advanced algebra to Lincoln High School students. But when he saw an opportunity to teach engineering at the Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women in Portland, Jackson couldn't pass it up. "I thought it would be extremely interesting to get to teach engineering to females," said Jackson. "This is a great gateway for students to see what's out there." Beginning this school year at the academy,...

2008-09-23 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education honors Richard Blais, Judith Berry Griffin and Charles B. Reed for their work in paving the way for increased higher education access and success for U.S. students. Announced today by Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies , the honorees will be recognized this evening at a dinner at the New York Public Library. "In the 20th century, the United...

2008-08-06 09:00:50

By Tiffany Shirley, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C. Aug. 6--When the Project Lead the Way program was introduced at William Lenoir Middle School last school year, students discovered a new way of learning. Teachers not only approached curriculum differently but also were able to demonstrate how to put that knowledge to practical use. With proof of its success, especially in the areas of math and science, the next step was to expand the PLTW program to other students in the Caldwell County....


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