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2013-09-23 23:02:20

Sheryle Bolton joins industry leaders from Cisco, Accenture, AAUW, and STEMconnector in panel on “Best Practices in STEM Skills” San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Sally Ride Science CEO Sheryle Bolton will join other business and policy leaders for the 2013 STEM Council Meeting in Washington D.C., where they will discuss and present best practices in STEM education, with a focus on STEM careers. In addition to panel discussions such as Best...

2013-09-18 15:33:43

NASA signed a Space Act Agreement Wednesday with the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) to infuse the agency's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content into their activities and inspire students nationwide. The signing ceremony took place at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington during a celebration to announce BGCA's 2013 Youth of the Year. Leland Melvin, NASA associate administrator for education and former space shuttle astronaut, signed the...

2013-09-18 12:50:00

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics innovators to exhibit at event sponsored by Congressman Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation September 27-28. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics--the so-called STEM fields--are the foremost drivers of American competitiveness in an increasingly global economy. Research shows that more than half of U.S. economic growth during the last 50 years has resulted from improved productivity brought about by STEM-led...

2013-09-14 23:02:34

The National Education Foundation (NEF) is offering 100 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) grants. This opportunity is open to any school district/school with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch and is in direct correlation with the President’s priority if improving STEM Education for all across the country. (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 Governor Sandoval recently announced a plan to spotlight STEM Education across Nevada’s public education system. This...

2013-09-13 23:17:55

Identify a science-related object based on its close-up picture in the new Mystery Image Contest. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Think you’re clever at noticing details? Are you able to piece together the whole picture from just the barest fragment? Then Science NetLinks invites you to participate in its new Mystery Image Contest, a recently added feature on its site. The Mystery Image Contest (http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/mystery-image/mystery-image-contest-sept-2013-1/...

2013-09-12 23:18:09

Washington D.C. Event to Encourage Investment in STEM Education Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Leesa Hubbard, a Sally Ride Science Teacher-in-Residence, will be a keynote speaker at the 13th Annual STEM Education Conference hosted by the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education in Washington D.C., September 11-13. A teacher in Wilson County, Tennessee, Ms. Hubbard provides an educator’s perspective on the varied STEM education products, programs, and services designed by Sally...

2013-09-12 23:04:22

Scientific Minds, LLC has released online professional development that trains science educators to engage students in the core ideas that support project-based science learning. Orange, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Scientific Minds, LLC has released online professional development training for educators called “Chunk the Science Standards.” The new training is bundled with the purchase of any Science Starter product: Elementary Science Starters, Middle School Science Starters,...

2013-09-12 23:01:07

As the new school year begins, California’s Department of Education has emphasized the importance of planning for the future by providing 21st century skills for its students. In order to improve the critical STEM education in the nation’s K-12 schools, National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in bridging the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) divides, has launched a multi-million dollar grant program in partnership with TEKSystems and Pearson....

2013-09-11 23:22:26

In order to improve the critical STEM education in the nation’s K-12 schools, National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in bridging the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) divides, has launched a multimillion dollar grant initiative. Any school district/school with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch is eligible and can apply at http://www.cyberlearning.org/adoptgrant. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 In order to improve the...

2013-09-09 23:02:14

Sheryle Bolton urges State Board of Education to adopt new standards, offering “more explicit connections between learning in a classroom and what lies beyond school.” Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, the California State Board of Education unanimously approved adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, as recommended by the California Department of Education. Presenting at the meeting was Sally Ride...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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