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2014-09-30 23:25:34

The Science Museum of Virginia hosts the Girls in Science Camp In. This overnight event invites middle school girls to collaborate with women scientists and explore three floors of interactive exhibits at the Museum. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Science Museum of Virginia is inviting middle school girls to light up the night with science. On Saturday, October 4, the Museum will host the Girls in Science Camp In in partnership with DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers....

2014-09-30 23:07:45

A new American Institutes for Research (AIR) research brief on STEM Ph.D.s identifies the most gender imbalanced academic fields in which Ph.D.'s are awarded and finds a considerable loss of female candidates between the bachelor’s and doctoral degrees. A second brief explores how debt is tied to graduate school funding patterns and is the latest in a series that explores issues related to broadening participation in STEM graduate education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 30,...

2014-09-30 20:24:21

DENVER, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEBC (Public Education & Business Coalition), a nonprofit that works with teachers, schools and districts to cultivate highly effective K-12 educators to elevate student achievement, has won a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership Grant program totaling $2.9 million to support the Boettcher Teacher Residency (BTR) program over the next five years. In partnership with Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo....

2014-09-30 08:32:12

Provides hands-on learning; encourages love of learning MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowing the value of hands-on learning, the experts at Y-Prime, Inc., the leading supplier in eClinical solutions, completed their second summer internship program with the students of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Academy in Downingtown, Pa. This was the second year Y-Prime partnered with STEM in offering a summer internship program for students in their career...

2014-09-24 08:33:21

29 Oregon High Schools Leverage Technology to Experience Career Paths ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an effort to provide an inspirational yet cost-effective tool in career exploration, the Mid-Willamette Education Consortium (MWEC) in Salem, Oregon, recently adopted the use of VirtualJobShadow.com, a comprehensive career planning resource that allows students to shadow real people in real jobs from any computer or tablet without ever leaving the...

2014-09-23 16:30:54

DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to promoting effective teaching and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards today to 14 teachers from the Dallas, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts (ISDs) at a ceremony at TI's Dallas headquarters. Since 2007, the TI Foundation has invested $900,000 in the STEM Awards to recognize and...

2014-09-23 08:21:24

More Than $5 Million in Grants To Be Distributed to K-12 Programs That Focus on Science, Technology, Environmental Science and Math TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotics competitions in Detroit that inspire students from low-income families to explore engineering. An outdoor learning lab on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that encourages Lakota students to pursue degrees in the environmental sciences. Mobile workshops across New York state that...

2014-09-15 12:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA Live! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Created in 2004, the show is a collaborative effort between NASA and Honeywell Hometown Solutions designed to inspire students to study science, technology, engineering and...

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2014-09-11 06:37:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kickstarter has become the go-to crowdfunding source for everything from startup businesses to college research projects. One of the newest projects, started by UC San Diego computer science students, is for a video game called CodeSpells. CodeSpells is a first-person player game designed to make coding fun and easy for kids to learn. The Kickstarter campaign is for the second round of the game developed by UC San Diego computer...

2014-09-09 12:21:51

Chrysler Group and The Chrysler Foundation Drive Support for the Introduction of Innovative STEM Education Initiative MIAMI, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida International University's (FIU) College of Engineering and Computing will begin rolling engineering education into South Florida's public school classrooms this fall with the launch of "Engineers on Wheels," an innovative, hands-on STEM education initiative sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC and The Chrysler Foundation, the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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