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2014-08-19 23:13:14

Program helps connect students who are historically under-represented and under-served in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields succeed in STEM studies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 This summer, at a time when many of their peers are passing the time at home or otherwise just hanging out, more than 200 high school students across the country took advantage of a much more enlightening opportunity and perhaps received a glimpse of a potentially rewarding...

2014-08-05 23:04:53

The grant program is extended to all attendees of The Executive STEM Summit working to improve science and technology education. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Macmillan Education, the global education division of Macmillan Science and Education, today announced a $5,000 grant program for attendees of the second annual Executive STEM Summit, hosted by Macmillan Education and Scientific American. The goal of the grant is to encourage and promote collaboration between different...

2014-07-24 12:21:58

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Geographic Learning (NGL) today announced a partnership in the development of a science education initiative designed to engage young learners in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. CASIS is the sole manager of the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). Through this collaboration, CASIS...

2014-07-24 12:21:33

Educators given chance to win $1,000 and a STEM classroom makeover CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] are launching the "Teachers Bringing Science to Life" contest that will provide resources and rewards for educators who encourage their students to explore the field of aerospace engineering. To enter, teachers must submit photos of their students conducting the 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD)...

2014-07-11 12:20:59

HAMPTON, Va., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Langley Research Center will showcase more than two-dozen exhibits that illustrate its vast technology development efforts supporting deep space exploration, science, and aeronautics missions on Tuesday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC) in Hampton. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Consider it a mid-summer's display of cutting-edge technology -- from...

2014-07-02 12:32:01

Free hands-on workshops help educators integrate data-collection technology and digital tools into science curricula BEAVERTON, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free, hands-on regional workshops to help science and STEM educators learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by an experienced training specialist who will help...

2014-06-30 23:19:15

PLEx Transforms Blended Learning Instruction with Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Madison, Wis. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 As game-based learning emerges as a predominant tool in schools across the country, many educators seek curriculum to support the integration of digital games in their classrooms. Filament Learning, a division of the award-winning developer Filament Games, is transforming teaching games with the first complete collection of game-based curriculum, PLEx (play, learn,...

2014-06-18 12:27:08

REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, will serve as a sponsor of the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® (YBTC) competition - a question-and-answer academic competition for students in the 5th through 8th grades, focused on chemistry and general science. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100630/SF28924LOGO The You Be The Chemist Challenge®, created by the Chemical Educational...

2014-06-12 12:30:34

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H. Robert Horvitz, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Society for Science & the Public, today announced the appointment of veteran nonprofit leader, author, and social entrepreneur Maya Ajmera as president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of the Science News family of media properties, effective July 31. In this position, Ajmera will assume overall responsibility for the leadership and management...

NASA And Khan Academy Bring STEM Opportunities To Online Learners
2014-05-28 03:38:39

NASA NASA and Khan Academy, a non-profit educational website, today debuted a series of online tutorials designed to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The announcement of the new collaborative effort was made today at the 6th annual White House Science Fair. The interactive education lessons invite users to become actively engaged in the scientific and mathematical protocols that NASA uses everyday to measure our universe, to explore...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.