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Newswise: Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Released: 23-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Texas A&M University

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

Newswise: Weird Science
Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Weird Science
University of South Australia

White lab coats and dangerous experiments all epitomise the ‘mad scientist’ from many a Hollywood blockbuster but, even beyond the silver screen, the stereotype lives on, and according to new research, it could mar the next generation of potential scientists.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Wins APLU Degree Completion Award
Released: 21-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
UNC Charlotte Wins APLU Degree Completion Award
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is recognized as a national leader in the effort to develop comprehensive programs to increase student retention and graduation rates by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); the organization named the University the winner of its 2019 Degree Completion Award.

Newswise: First Aid for Severe Trauma Curriculum Being Developed for High Schools
Released: 28-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
First Aid for Severe Trauma Curriculum Being Developed for High Schools
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A life-saving course is in development to train high school students around the country how to to deliver the first aid skills for severely injured trauma victims. The education and training course is being created by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) and The American Red Cross (Red Cross). Students who successfully complete the course will receive certificates documenting their first aid training.

Newswise: UC San Diego Fuels Regional Economy, Impacts State
Released: 4-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
UC San Diego Fuels Regional Economy, Impacts State
University of California San Diego

Nearly six decades of public and private investment have created a world-renowned university with more than $5 billion in annual revenues and $1.2 billion in annual sponsored research. A new economic impact report details UC San Diego’s estimated $16.5 billion in annual economic impact in California—more than the entire annual revenue of the state of Arizona.

Newswise: Argonne organization’s scholarship fund blazes STEM pathway
Released: 17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Argonne organization’s scholarship fund blazes STEM pathway
Argonne National Laboratory

In the past 10 years, Argonne’s Hispanic/Latino club has awarded more than $35,000 in education funds to area youth. In 2015, Noemy Escamilla was one of those recipients. Escamilla was awarded a summer 2019 internship, and serendipitously chosen to work alongside the very people who chose her for the scholarship years before.

Newswise: Argonne discovery offers new way to coat nuclear materials
Released: 3-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Argonne discovery offers new way to coat nuclear materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists have discovered a new way to coat nuclear materials that supports efforts to minimize use of high-enriched uranium.

Newswise: Laying Foundations for Student Success: The CSU Summer Algebra Institute
Released: 30-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT
Laying Foundations for Student Success: The CSU Summer Algebra Institute
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

The CSU Summer Algebra Institute boosts high schoolers’ math and quantitative reasoning skills for the path to college.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Awards Record Number of Advanced Degrees
Released: 4-Jun-2019 2:25 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Awards Record Number of Advanced Degrees
Cedars-Sinai

The Cedars-Sinai Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded a record number of advanced degrees at its 7th annual commencement, where a Nobel laureate urged the graduates to "tackle our greatest challenges" by sustaining their commitment to science despite political headwinds.

Newswise: Four Iowa State Students Named Goldwater Scholars
Released: 2-May-2019 4:20 PM EDT
Four Iowa State Students Named Goldwater Scholars
Iowa State University

Four Iowa State University students have received Goldwater Scholarships, the third time in the last decade that all four ISU Goldwater candidates have been selected for the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Newswise: Biology Faculty Receives Grant to Help Increase STEM Degrees Among Minorities
Released: 2-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Biology Faculty Receives Grant to Help Increase STEM Degrees Among Minorities
California State University, Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Biology Lecturer Caryl Ann Becerra, Ph.D., has received $35,000 for a project called “California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP).”

13-Sep-2018 10:40 AM EDT
One Big Reason Why Women Drop Out of Doctoral STEM Programs
Ohio State University

Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own – and that’s not a good thing. A new study found that the fewer females who enter a doctoral program at the same time, the less likely any one of them will graduate within six years.

Newswise: Study: Lack of Inquiry-Oriented Instruction by Eighth-Grade Science Teachers Without Educational Backgrounds in Science Offers Insight Into Why U.S. Students Lag Behind Global Peers in Scientific Literacy, Stem Jobs
Released: 29-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Lack of Inquiry-Oriented Instruction by Eighth-Grade Science Teachers Without Educational Backgrounds in Science Offers Insight Into Why U.S. Students Lag Behind Global Peers in Scientific Literacy, Stem Jobs
University of Vermont

A new study shows that eighth-grade science teachers without an educational background in science are less likely to practice inquiry-oriented science instruction, a pedagogical approach that develops students’ understanding of scientific concepts and engages students in hands-on science projects. This research offers new evidence for why U.S. middle-grades students may lag behind their global peers in scientific literacy. Inquiry-oriented science instruction has been heralded by the National Research Council and other experts in science education as best practice for teaching students 21st-century scientific knowledge and skills.

Newswise: World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals
Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:30 AM EDT
World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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

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Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:25 AM EDT
Making Global Connections at the International Student Science Fair
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA connects students from across the world to collaborate on making the world a better place

Newswise: IMSA: Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Innovative Leaders for the World
Released: 29-Jun-2018 10:55 AM EDT
IMSA: Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Innovative Leaders for the World
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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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Released: 28-Jun-2018 11:15 AM EDT
The Benefits of Hosting the International Student Science Fair
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

IMSA hosts ISSF to promote global collaboration and cooperation in STEM research

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education Launches New Pitch Contest for Innovations Addressing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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.

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Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
Creating STEM Knowledge and Innovations to Solve Global Issues Like Water, Food, and Energy
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
IMSA Leads STEM Education with Incorporation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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

Released: 18-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
IMSA Incorporates United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Curricula
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

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

Newswise: Temple Ranks Among Top Producers of Fulbright Students
Released: 21-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
Temple Ranks Among Top Producers of Fulbright Students
Temple University

Joining prestigious research universities such as Brown, Cornell, Harvard and NYU, Temple recently ranked among the institutions that produced the most participants in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Newswise: There’s More to Sports Than Olympic Gold: Just Ask a Florida 4-H Member
Released: 7-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
There’s More to Sports Than Olympic Gold: Just Ask a Florida 4-H Member
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. As we watch the Winter Olympics on TV this month, we get a daily reminder of the human drama of athletic competition. But there’s another side of sports that the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension teaches through Florida 4-H.

Newswise: Project Training Preschool Teachers to Boost Kids' Literacy Expands to More Classrooms
Released: 2-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
Project Training Preschool Teachers to Boost Kids' Literacy Expands to More Classrooms
University of Kansas

In classrooms around the Kansas City metropolitan area, literacy coaches are teaming up with more teachers in preschool settings to increase and improve children’s engagement with evidence-based literacy activities and foster growth in pre-literacy skills.

Newswise: How Can an Advisor Help You? Let Us Count the Ways
Released: 25-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
How Can an Advisor Help You? Let Us Count the Ways
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

If you don’t have an academic advisor, get one. And if you have one and haven’t seen her in a while, it’s time to check in. Advising can make all the difference in your success as a student.

Newswise: Impact of Religion and Racial Pride on Classroom Discrimination
Released: 22-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
Impact of Religion and Racial Pride on Classroom Discrimination
Washington University in St. Louis

Two important factors seem to explain black American adolescents’ experiences with teacher-based racial discrimination – religiosity and racial pride, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Overall, for both African American and Caribbean black adolescents, experiencing teacher-based racial discrimination in the classroom was associated with not feeling like they belong at school, or less school bonding,” said Sheretta Butler-Barnes, assistant professor at the Brown School.

Newswise: 3 Keys to Project Management: Lessons From the 21st Century Battlefield
Released: 28-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
3 Keys to Project Management: Lessons From the 21st Century Battlefield
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne and Josh Sims (EMBA Class of 2018), an Army veteran, discuss three essentials of project management, with examples from Sims’ time in Afghanistan.

Newswise: Comprehensive Research Review Finds Lasting Effects of 
Quality Early Childhood Education Through High School
Released: 16-Nov-2017 10:30 AM EST
Comprehensive Research Review Finds Lasting Effects of Quality Early Childhood Education Through High School
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs before entering kindergarten later experience fewer special education placements, decreased grade retention, and improved high school graduation rates compared with peers who do not participate,according to new research published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Newswise: University of Utah Helping to Provide a Path to Higher Ed in Utah's Prisons
Released: 10-Nov-2017 2:55 PM EST
University of Utah Helping to Provide a Path to Higher Ed in Utah's Prisons
University of Utah

Erin L. Castro, an assistant professor at the University of Utah, is the driving force behind a new project that seeks to bring equity and access to a college education to a critical yet challenging space: Utah’s prisons.

Newswise: Giving Students Freedom In The Classroom In STEM Learning
Released: 8-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
Giving Students Freedom In The Classroom In STEM Learning
Texas A&M University

Texas schools are attempting to solve problems associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. That’s where project-based learning (PBL) comes in – by serving as a teaching method that gives students the freedom to find unique ways to solve a problem. Research by Drs. Robert and Mary Margaret Capraro goes one step further by focusing on STEM. Students engage in critical and creative thinking while working mathematically, scientifically and technologically to solve problems presented to them.

Newswise: Tulane to Dedicate Louis Prima Room
Released: 25-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Tulane to Dedicate Louis Prima Room
Tulane University

Tulane University in collaboration with the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will dedicate the opening of the Louis Prima Room Friday, Oct. 27 at Jones Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus.

Newswise: Beyond Bullying: Study Shows Damaging Affects of Multiple Forms of Victimization On School Climate
Released: 6-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Beyond Bullying: Study Shows Damaging Affects of Multiple Forms of Victimization On School Climate
University of Vermont

School officials focused exclusively on bullying prevention efforts might want to consider the findings of a new study showing the highly damaging effects of multiple forms of victimization on school climate.

Newswise: CSU to Offer Cuba Study Abroad Program
Released: 18-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
CSU to Offer Cuba Study Abroad Program
Columbus State University

Columbus State University is now accepting applications for its first study abroad experience in Cuba. The spring break trip is scheduled for March 16 – 24, 2018.

Newswise: Time to Expand Foreign Language Opportunities, Says Iowa State Professor
Released: 31-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Time to Expand Foreign Language Opportunities, Says Iowa State Professor
Iowa State University

Learning a foreign language is vital in today’s global economy. That’s why Iowa State professor Chad Gasta is a strong advocate for expanding language opportunities, specifically dual-language immersion programs.

Released: 8-Aug-2017 3:30 PM EDT
Equality Isn’t Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too
Newswise

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food and safe places to be physically active.

Newswise: The Cutting EDGE: New Virtual Training Prepares First Responders for Active Shooter Incidents
Released: 28-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT
The Cutting EDGE: New Virtual Training Prepares First Responders for Active Shooter Incidents
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Amidst the chaos of an active shooter event, preparedness is key to a seamless, swift and effective response—and a new video game funded by DHS S&T and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory just might do the trick.

Newswise: The Advent of Intelligent Robots and Their Role in Society
Released: 21-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT
The Advent of Intelligent Robots and Their Role in Society
Penn State College of Engineering

Through the Integrative Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, Alan Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop and teach a course titled "Robots and Their Role in Society."

Released: 20-Jun-2017 12:30 PM EDT
'Principal Pipelines' to Develop School Leaders May Be Affordable Way to Improve Schools, RAND Corporation Finds
Wallace Foundation

Improving school leadership by better selecting, training and evaluating principals can be an affordable option for school districts that aim to reduce turnover and improve schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation.

Newswise: People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary
Released: 1-Jun-2017 3:05 AM EDT
People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary
Baylor University

Truett Seminary's ministry certificate program is designed for those called to the ministry but challenged by busy schedules and/or tight budgets. Among those who have earned certificates are an RV park chaplain, pastors of cowboy churches and a chaplain who works with SWAT team pastors.

Newswise: California State University Receives Grant for STEM Teacher Preparation
Released: 17-May-2017 7:05 PM EDT
California State University Receives Grant for STEM Teacher Preparation
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Chevron will fund new project that assists with teacher preparation to implement California’s Next Generation Science Standards Initiative

Newswise: Being More Active in School Lessons Can Improve Performance in Tests
Released: 16-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Being More Active in School Lessons Can Improve Performance in Tests
Leeds Beckett University

Children who take part in lessons which include physical activity show an increase in health-enhancing physical activity and academic performance, according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University.

Newswise: Climate Change Basics for Busy People
Released: 4-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Climate Change Basics for Busy People
Michigan Technological University

Interactive modules developed at Michigan Tech help federal employees understand the science climate change and how to incorporate that knowledge in land management planning.

Newswise: Why STEM Education Must Begin in Early Childhood Education
Released: 21-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Why STEM Education Must Begin in Early Childhood Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV education policy experts explain why Nevada must prioritize STEM educational experiences for all children, and why waiting until kindergarten is too late.

Newswise: Baldwin Wallace University Pilots Free Summer Tuition to Boost Graduation Rates for BW Students with Qualifying Financial Need
Released: 20-Apr-2017 2:40 PM EDT
Baldwin Wallace University Pilots Free Summer Tuition to Boost Graduation Rates for BW Students with Qualifying Financial Need
Baldwin Wallace University

In a novel approach to keeping low-income students academically on track, Baldwin Wallace University is offering six hours of free, 2017 summer school tuition to qualifying, full-time undergraduate students already enrolled at BW. The goal of the pilot program is to make it easier for BW’s Pell-eligible students to graduate on time.

Newswise: Mountain Class: Geography Students Explore How Communities Work — in the Rockies
Released: 18-Apr-2017 1:15 PM EDT
Mountain Class: Geography Students Explore How Communities Work — in the Rockies
State University of New York at Geneseo

“Bear spray will be provided.” Those five words at the end of the syllabus for Geography 269 are just one of several indications that the summer course is not your average study abroad offering.

Newswise: California State University Flips for Student Success
Released: 4-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT
California State University Flips for Student Success
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Removing roadblocks to student success through course redesign

Newswise: Graduate Engineering Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranked 39th in the Nation
Released: 27-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Graduate Engineering Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranked 39th in the Nation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The graduate programs in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are once again considered among the best in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released last week. For the third year in a row Rensselaer’s graduate engineering programs have been ranked 39th in the nation.


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