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2014-08-28 23:06:31

NSF-backed study is the first to examine use by middle-school teachers and students of science curriculum aligned with the new Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards. The study used an NGSS-aligned curriculum called Project-Based Inquiry Science™ published by IT’S ABOUT TIME®. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 While educators and students across the country took off for summer vacation at the end of June, at the same time, a National Science...

2014-08-27 23:06:46

Nonprofit MIND Research Institute’s Golf Outing Supports Efforts to Engage More Women in High-Demand Fields Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Monday's Women with Drive Golf Outing: Setting the Course for Girls in STEM brought 68 golfers out to support efforts to engage more girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The 9-hole tournament at Irvine’s Oak Creek Golf Club had players donning superhero capes, drinking “kryptonite,” putting...

2014-08-26 23:02:39

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry Atlanta, Georgia. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other leaders in recommending that the State Board of Education amend...

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...

2014-08-19 20:25:56

SANBORN, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fischertechnik Division of Studica recently partnered with Minnick Schools to bring some of the fischertechnik learning kits to students with learning disabilities, special needs, behavioral issues and autism. Together they aim to develop STEM pathways and practices for various student groups. Minnick Schools, the education division of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, provides educational services to 149 students with...

nasa funds STEM
2014-08-15 08:33:14

Ann Marie Trotta, NASA NASA's Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at community colleges and technical schools across the U.S. Each award has a two-year performance period and a maximum value of $500,000. The 35 awards were granted after a solicitation to members of the national Space Grant Consortia. Winning...

STEM careers for women
2014-08-13 12:23:24

Dawn Fuller, University of Cincinnati New research shows the importance of social support for women preparing for STEM careers. As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those research professions Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s psychology program, presented her findings at the...

2014-08-07 16:21:55

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is offering education grants for creative classroom projects planned for the 2014-2015 school year. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for teacher professional-development initiatives and creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in...

2014-08-06 23:01:32

GE Lighting received three Best of the Best awards from tED magazine’s annual marketing competition for its LED downlights product launch, Project Getaway campaign and Women in STEM outreach program. EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 GE Lighting has been recognized with three awards from The Electrical Distributor (tED) magazine’s 2014 Best of the Best Annual Marketing Competition. The awards, which were presented Aug. 5 at the National Association of Electrical...

2014-08-06 12:23:09

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, 25 Alaskan students participated in hands-on internships through the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program's Summer Bridge component. To gain professional experience before they enroll in the University of Alaska in the fall, ANSEP Summer Bridge students had a rare opportunity to experience a career in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field, including engineering for an oil and gas company or...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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