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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Newswise Education Wire 20-Jun-2018
 

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

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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


Creating STEM Knowledge and Innovations to Solve Global Issues Like Water, Food, and Energy

Dr. Torres, President of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), shares his excitement and vision for IMSA hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair, June 27th - July 1st, 2018

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

14th Annual International Student Science Fair


Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Minority Males Among Unhealthiest People in America, Report Finds

Men in the United States tend to have more privilege, wealth and career success than women, yet they lead shorter and unhealthier lives. This reality is compounded for men of color and sexual minority men, who are among the unhealthiest people in Ame...

– American Psychological Association (APA)


To Share or Not to Share?

When are primary school children willing to share valuable resources with others and when are they not? A team of researchers from the University of Vienna lead by cognitive biologist Lisa Horn investigated this question in a controlled behavioural e...

– University of Vienna

Scientific Reports


Iowa Women’s Archives takes 6-on-6 basketball exhibit on the road

6-on-6 basketball exhibit honors queens of the court and marks 25th anniversary of the end of sport in Iowa

– University of Iowa


Smithsonian Snapshot: Remembering James Joyce on Bloomsday

Echoing Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, James Joyce’s novel Ulysses follows the exploits of Dubliner Leopold Bloom during the course of a single day, June 16, 1904. Not long after the book’s publication in 1922, June 16 was rechristened Bloomsda...

– Smithsonian Institution


Student STEM Leaders of Tomorrow Solve the World's Biggest Challenges

"It’s about education that includes real-world investigation to find real-world solutions to real-world problems," says expert.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)


Swarthmore College's Enhanced Campus Navigation System for Blind Among Most Sophisticated at U.S. Schools

Swarthmore has enhanced its campus navigation system for the blind, among the most sophisticated at colleges and universities in the country.

– Swarthmore College


University of Redlands Chapel Singers to represent U.S. at Podium as only American ensemble invited to perform

The University of Redlands Chapel Singers will represent the United States on the international stage next week as the only American choir invited to perform at Podium, a celebrated biannual choral conference, and festival in Canada.

– University of Redlands


Washington DC Gives Water a Makeover

UVA Darden Professor Peter Debaere looks at how cities may be able to help improve their water systems, using the example of the steps taken by the water utility in Washington, D.C.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


16 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Outstanding Achievement Award is granted biannually to accredited cancer programs that exceed compliance expectations of the CoC standards.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Foxconn and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee create new international engineering co-op program

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host Foxconn's first formal international internship program in the United States, sending engineering students to Taiwan to study at Chung Yuan Christian University and work at Foxconn facilities there.

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Professor Emily Liu Receives $1.8 Million DoE Award for Solar Power Systems Research

Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


UVA Darden Kicks Off Admissions Season With New Application Dates, Expanded Scholarships and an Early Option

The Darden School of Business today announced that its application for the full-time MBA Class of 2021 is now live. Additionally, the School announced its admissions calendar and unveiled several innovations to the admissions process, including a new...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Named Inaugural Endowed Chair for Health Equity and Social Justice

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN, has been named the inaugural Endowed Professor in Health Equity and Social Justice. This is the school’s second endowed professorship to have been established in 20...

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


UVA Darden Dean to Connect With Prospective Students, Key Partners on Upcoming Trip to Asia

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley will travel throughout Asia in late June, meeting with prospective students, alumni, and academic and corporate partners over the course of the 15-day trip.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


UVA Darden Announces New Competitive Scholarships in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced a new competitive scholarship program intended to attract and support top students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Rensselaer Researchers Awarded Top Geotechnical Journal Paper Award

For the second year in a row, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earthquake engineering experts Ricardo Dobry and Tarek Abdoun have been selected by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the Thomas A. Middlebroo...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 14-Jun-2018 at 15:00 ET


CSUMB Welcomes New Chief Diversity Officer

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has officially welcomed Brian Corpening to serve as CSUMB’s new chief diversity officer as of June 18, 2018.

– California State University, Monterey Bay


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Hosted Virtual Groundbreaking Event for New Building

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has virtually broken ground on a $45 million expansion and renovation of its current Anne M. Pinkard building.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Nine UIC students named Schweitzer Fellows

Nine University of Illinois at Chicago students have been awarded Schweitzer fellowships, a service learning program for health professional students committed to helping Chicago’s underserved.Named in honor of humanitarian and Nobel Laureate Dr. A...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Does Good Attendance = Good Grades?

Studies of classroom attendance patterns in undergraduate students have shown that attendance and performance go hand in hand—attending class is the key to reaping the rewards of academic achievement. However, many of these studies were completed b...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET


Flexibility in Content Delivery and Student-faculty Interaction Frees Up Time without Hurting Performance

(Madison, Wis.) June 19, 2018—Medical students face an intense schedule and workload and often struggle to juggle their priorities. Similarly, medical school faculty must find time in their busy schedules to prepare lectures and for face-to-face in...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 19-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET


NATURE program builds a STEM career pathway for tribal students in North Dakota

NATURE is a North Dakota EPSCoR-sponsored collaboration from the five North Dakota tribal colleges, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota held annually for nearly 20 years. NATURE aims to improve science, technology, engin...

– ND EPSCoR State Office


Forgetting May Help Improve Memory and Learning

Forgetting names, skills or information learned in class is often thought of as purely negative. However unintuitive it may seem, research suggests that forgetting plays a positive role in learning: It can actually increase long-term retention, infor...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 20-Jun-2018 at 10:00 ET


Adapting learning spaces for a culture of safety

– Arizona State University (ASU)


First day of summer means peak poison ivy season; expert offers tips for coping with this hazard

– Virginia Tech

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