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2014-03-31 23:23:00

techJOYnT Academy will be in DC, with an interactive booth showcasing Robotics and Game Design on the last week of April. Washington DC will be host to back to back conventions for STEM education awareness. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Since the introduction of the white house initiative “educate to innovate,” STEM education has been a hot topic for the press. Dismal scores in science and math around the country has prompted gatherings like the US News STEM Solutions...

2014-03-25 23:37:02

The White House to Honor 10 Women Veterans Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 The White House will honor Information Management Resources, Inc.’s (IMRI’s) President & CEO, Martha Daniel, and nine other leaders who are “Women Veteran Leader Champions of Change.” The event will honor women veteran industry leaders, highlighting their incredible contributions to our nation’s business, public and community service sectors. In his State of the...

2014-03-19 08:23:45

Comprehensive Resilience Efforts Encourage Innovative Solutions REDLANDS, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the White House Climate Data Initiative, Esri is launching a comprehensive effort to help communities work smarter and more efficiently, therefore becoming more livable and resilient. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110425/LA88950LOGO Esri plans to focus its initial efforts on 12 large and small communities, including New Orleans, Louisiana; Wake...

2014-03-14 08:24:17

Syria: Life, Liberty, Dignity For All rally to be Held March 15, 2014 STRATFORD, Conn., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dylan Connor will perform this weekend, Saturday March 15, 2014, at the Syria: Life, Liberty, Dignity For All rally in front of the White House. Connor is the only American protest singer selected to be a part of the official event. The rally begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. More info on the event can be found here: www.mar15th.com In addition to his...

2014-03-13 12:24:38

Senior Obama Administration officials heard from business leaders about shaping health care and how technology and innovation can reduce health care costs, improve health outcomes and increase competition WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg, MD joined several business leaders from across the country at the White House Wednesday to brief White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials on ways to encourage innovation and use new...

2014-03-12 23:01:32

Senior Obama Administration officials heard from business leaders about shaping health care and how technology and innovation can reduce health care costs, improve health outcomes and increase competition Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Business leaders from across the country gathered at the White House yesterday to brief White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials on ways to encourage innovation and use new technologies to improve America’s health care...

2014-03-06 08:21:37

White House Director Samara N. Moore Joins Telecom and Energy Leaders for NYU School of Engineering/Sloan Lecture NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the Obama Administration's release of guidelines to protect the nation's essential infrastructure from cyber attacks, White House Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection Samara N. Moore will headline an open discussion at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering about the implications for...

2014-03-05 16:26:10

Benefits, Not Guilt & Blame, Are Motivators WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama needs to improve his plea for youth to sign up for health care before the March 31 deadline under the Affordable Care Act, say former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Emily Kopp in the Palm Beach Post today. The piece is entitled, "Obama Needs New Health Law Plea for Youth; Guilt and shame fail as motivators for kids." "Kids will sign up for health insurance...

2014-03-04 12:27:01

Parents Pushing FDA for Accelerated Approval of Safe and Effective Drug WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After calling on the FDA directly to approve a breakthrough therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and appealing to Congress on behalf of the thousands of children facing this fatal genetic disease, concerned families have launched a national campaign and petition drive called "The Race to Yes" at TheRacetoYes.org to underscore the urgent need for accelerated...

2014-03-02 20:21:17

Film showcases STEAM program through 8 year old eyes NEW YORK, March 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 28(th), Gabrielle Nafie and Miles Pilchik, both 8, and their film Full S[T]EAM Ahead: How Technology Rocks the Classroom, were featured at the inaugural White House Student Film Festival. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140302/NY75049 The film, narrated by Gabrielle and Miles shows how SciTech Kids afterschool, weekend and summer programs are rocking the classroom...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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