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Educators Use Artwork to Develop Critical Thinking Skills

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Teaching students to think critically is challenging, but a new strategy that asks students to describe what they see in a piece of artwork is helping develop critical-thinking skills.

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Water Quality Research, Phosphates, Nitrates, Heavy Metals, Duckweed, Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project, U.S. Geological Survey, South Dakota Water Resources Institute, South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

Aquatic Plant May Help Remove Contaminants From Lakes

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A tiny aquatic plant called duckweed might be a viable option for remove phosphorus, nitrates, nitrites and even heavy metals from lakes, ponds and slow-moving waterbodies.

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Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel, flute pedagogy, World Music, Jewish National Fund, Media Watch International

Flutist Forges Partnerships with Composers

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The 2017 Inaugural Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel will provide flutist Tammy Yonce an opportunity to collaborate with faculty from around the world.

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solar cell development, perovskite solar cells, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Damietta University , Anhui Polytechnic University , National Academy Of Sciences

Developing International Solar Energy Expertise

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Harnessing the power of the sun can help meet the increasing demand for energy worldwide—and the solar cell research group at South Dakota State University is doing its part to make this possible.

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stem canker, soybean disease, Diaporthe species, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops , American Phytopathological Society

Identifying Pathogens That Cause Soybean Stem Canker

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Soybean diseases caused by various species of Diaporthe pathogens are on the rise and scientists are identifying the pathogens behind this increase.

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Obesity, Fruit & Vegetable Consumption, Physical Activity, College Freshmen, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Get FRUVED

Get FRUVED Campaign Makes Healthy Lifestyle Choices Easier

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College students are creating a campus environment that encourages healthy lifestyles and promotes healthful activities through social media and marketing, thanks to Get FRUVED.

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Nitrates, Phosphates, water quality issues, agricultural runoff, Polysaccharide

Using Complex Carbohydrates to Absorb Nitrates, Phosphorus

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Polysaccharides, commonly used in food products, may be used to absorb nitrates and phosphorus—and put the nutrients back in the field.

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Hope, Resiliency, Elementary School Students, Flint, Michigan

Identifying Hopes of Children in Flint, Michigan

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By examining children’s narratives on hope in Flint, Michigan, the counseling and human development researchers seek to enhance school- and community-based programs for children in low-income communities.

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Timber Bridges Viable Option for Local Roads

Structural testing of a glulam timber girder bridge confirmed that they are viable, cost-effective options for replacing bridges on low-traffic county and township road.

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Beavers, ecosystem history, Voyageurs National Park, National Science Foundation (NSF) , Kabetogama Peninsula, northern Minnesota

Beavers Shape Northern Minnesota Ecosystem

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Beavers have probably been more influential than humans in altering the ecosystem of the Kabetogama Peninsula which is home to Voyageurs National Park near International Falls, Minnesota.







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