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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Newswise Education Wire 13-Jun-2018

The Newswise Education News Wire includes a round-up of recent research, experts, and feature stories from the Education News Source


Sponsored by: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair June 27-July 1, 2018

The 2018 International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges. See more news and info at the IMSA Newsroom on Newswise


IMSA Incorporates United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Curricula

Developing the next generation to solve global challenges and living one of its founding principles to “significantly influence life on our planet.”

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

Creating STEM Leaders to Address Global Challenges

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

IMSA Leads STEM Education with Incorporation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In 2017, IMSA adopted these 17 Sustainable Development Goals and started to incorporate them into curriculum spanning all subjects on campus.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

IMSA: Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Innovative Leaders for the World

A strong and diverse pipeline of innovative leaders is preparing to solve the world’s most complex social problems through STEM education.

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– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education Launches New Pitch Contest for Innovations Addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Competition for faculty, staff, students and alumni to support entrepreneurship and innovation to advance IMSA’s mission to address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

Jeffrey Ryan Elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research

Jeffrey Ryan, professor of geology in the School of Geosciences at University of South Florida (Tampa), has been elected to the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

– Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Donna Meyer, CEO of OADN, Appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP)

Donna Meyer, CEO of OADN, Appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs Into 2018 Accelerator Program

Six Babson businesses have been chosen to join the 2018 MassChallenge Boston Cohort. Cleancult, DetraPel, Dondoctor, Magnomer, Unruly Studios, and Cellular Preservation Technologies are a part of the 128 early-stage startups recognized for having th...

– Babson College

Wolters Kluwer Builds an Immersive Virtual World to Prepare Nursing Students for Population Health Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today the launch of Lippincott Clinical Experiences: Community, Public, and Population Health Nursing to prepare nursing students for practice in the burgeoning field of population health using an innovative virtual co...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

2018 ACHNE Annual Institute

Iowa State Student Project Wins at National Hospitality Design Awards Competition

A team of recent Iowa State University College of Design graduates won the student category of the 14th HD Awards competition, a national competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine that recognizes outstanding design projects in 23 categorie...

– Iowa State University

NUS is 11th in the world: QS World University Rankings 2019


– National University of Singapore

38th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Takes Place

BCERC, widely considered the world’s premier conference for entrepreneurial research, was established in 1981 to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners link theory and practice, and to encourage and increase quality re...

– Babson College

The 38th annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Waterford, Ireland, June 6-9, 2018

New Campus Dining Options Coming

In an effort to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse campus population, Northwestern University and its new food service provider, Compass Group, will introduce several initiatives this fall to be more inclusive in its dining options. All reside...

– Northwestern University

Introducing Col. Rock IV ("Ray")

The passing of the collar .... Western Illinois University mascot retires; new pup takes over

– Western Illinois University

Innovative Program Addresses National Shortage of Physician Scientists

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $5 million award to create an elite training program designed to set newly minted physicians on a career path that integrates scientific research with clinical care.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Bainum Family Foundation Announces Partners for School-Based Mental Health Initiative

As part of its $4.1 million commitment to expand school-based mental health in the District of Columbia — a commitment that aims to add 2,000 wrap-around support seats in Wards 7 and 8 by 2020 to increase students’ social-emotional well-being —...

– George Washington University

Students Study Nanotech, Viruses Across Oceans and Disciplines in Singapore

The world needs more students trained in global, interdisciplinary health science research. The International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program provides an eight-week-long opportunity for students to get lab experience abroad. One group...

– Michigan Technological University

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Helping high school ag, science teachers integrate research into curriculum

High school science and agriculture teachers are gettting Ideas for new curriculum units and the chance to network with university professors and other teachers through iLEARN.

– South Dakota State University

Practicing medicine is in the blood for McGovern Medical School graduate

When budding doctor Rebecca Thompson graduated from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) May 18, she furthered a four-generation-strong family legacy.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Founding professor of math donates personal, professional papers to UCI Libraries

The University of California, Irvine Libraries have received the personal papers and professional records of Edward O. Thorp, a founding professor of mathematics, hedge fund manager, blackjack player and author of The New York Times best-seller Beat ...

– University of California, Irvine

Lab Research Focuses Undergraduates’Career Options and Boosts Job Prospects

Two Florida State University students prepare to present research findings at the National Fire Protection Association's annual conference in Las Vegas next week, a rare opportunity for undergraduates.

– Florida State University


Whirlpool Foundation, IU alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig give $2 million to Kelley School of Business

Gifts totaling $2 million from Indiana University alumni Jeff and Marcia Fettig and the Whirlpool Foundation will support IU Kelley School of Business efforts to attract and retain top faculty, provide scholarships to students, and strengthen its ini...

– Indiana University

Study Finds Challenges Addressing Sex Discrimination in Schools in #MeToo Era

People responsible for Title IX implementation often lack resources and training, study finds. Staff who are supposed to support students experiencing sexual harassment or discrimination are difficult to identify and access.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Education Policy Analysis Archives, June 2018

APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Sponsors Charity “Book Battle” to Support Local Children

Staff members from the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have collected more than 15,000 books for children living below the poverty line in the local area.

– Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Urban Violence Can Hurt Test Scores Even for Kids Who Don’t Experience It

Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods can earn significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas.

– Johns Hopkins University

Sociology of Education, Jun-2018

Embargo expired on 12-Jun-2018 at 04:00 ET

UIC hosts STEM Academy summer camp for high school students

UIC CHANCE program partners with ComEd for STEM camp

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Report: First Job for Doctorate Physicists Tends to Set Course for Career

When doctorate physicists search for a first job, they may not be expecting to stay within whichever sector they end up in, but according to a new report from the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics, most do. The report, ...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

New professorship honors Mark and Nancy Ratner

Renowned chemistry professor and spouse were celebrated at a special ceremony

– Northwestern University

20 Questions With UVA Darden alumnus and Thompson Hospitality President Warren Thompson (MBA ’83)

Darden School of Business alumnus Warren Thompson (MBA ’83); the Thompson Hospitality founder, president and chairman runs one of the largest retail food and facilities management firms in the United States.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Bigger, Faster, Better: CSU Campuses Boost Internet Connectivity

Upgrading nine campus networks to 100 gigs means a more robust internet infrastructure to support students, faculty and research.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Campus Garden Promotes Sustainable Food Practices

Students in Gonzaga University’s Collegiate DECA Club kicked off the growing season recently in the GU Campus Garden, planting a variety of vegetables and learning to grow food using sustainable practices. Through their efforts, students learn the ...

– Gonzaga University

“One of the Most Rewarding Experiences in My Life”

After learning how to incorporate documentary filmmaking into his teaching, Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez worked with students in his “Puerto Rico: Diaspora Nation” course to conduct oral histories of Puerto Ricans in nearby Holyoke, Mass.

– Amherst College

Celebrating 40 years of empowerment in science

Four decades ago, an ambitious group of women scientists at Argonne banded together to help form a group that would empower generations of women to come. In late May, they celebrated the 40th anniversary of that group, the Chicago Area Chapter of the...

– Argonne National Laboratory

Alumni Association's Outstanding Senior 'Raps' Up The Year

Fellow graduates and their families heard Rachel Herzog at commencement, when the multiple award-winning scholar took a risk and rapped a portion of her speech. Many more will watch her rap on social media. She ended the show-stopping rhyme at the po...

– California State University, Fullerton





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