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Newswise: The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation Makes $10 Million Gift To Children’s Hospital Los Angeles To Support Research Education for Underrepresented High School and College Students
5-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation Makes $10 Million Gift To Children’s Hospital Los Angeles To Support Research Education for Underrepresented High School and College Students
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation has pledged a total of $10 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to support research education for high school and college students from under-resourced communities throughout greater Los Angeles.

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Released: 5-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Bugscope: 25 years of thrills and chills
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Microscopy Suite at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology gets ready to celebrate 25 years of Bugscope. This free, web-based program focuses on science outreach and education by connecting classrooms with microscopists to explore insects under a high-powered microscope.

   
Newswise: Saint Louis University Creates Oliver L. Parks Endowed Deanship for the School of Science and Engineering
Released: 5-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Saint Louis University Creates Oliver L. Parks Endowed Deanship for the School of Science and Engineering
Saint Louis University

With a $2 million commitment, Saint Louis University will establish an endowed deanship for the School of Science and Engineering (SSE). Gregory E. Triplett Jr., Ph.D., who has served as the school's dean since July, has been named as the inaugural holder of the Oliver L. Parks Endowed Deanship.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
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The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: New All About Energy high school curriculum sets the stage for Argonne’s future outreach and partnerships
Released: 27-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
New All About Energy high school curriculum sets the stage for Argonne’s future outreach and partnerships
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s newest version of the AAE program takes a more focused approach centered on local communities, with the intent of distributing curricula that other organizations can use for their own science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

   
Released: 27-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
PhD Graduates with Disabilities Are Underpaid and Underrepresented in U.S. Academia
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

STEM PhDs with disabilities earned $10,580 less per year than their counterparts without disabilities. In academia, they earn US $14,360 less and are underrepresented among academic leadership and in tenured roles

   
Newswise: Argonne receives funding to advance diversity in STEM
Released: 17-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Argonne receives funding to advance diversity in STEM
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne National Laboratory to partner with minority-serving institutions to mentor students in artificial intelligence research as part of DOE’s effort to advance diversity in STEM.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture
Newswise

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Newswise: MBA program at Binghamton University, State University of New York earns STEM designation
Released: 15-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST
MBA program at Binghamton University, State University of New York earns STEM designation
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The nationally ranked Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Binghamton University, State University of New York's School of Management recently earned a STEM designation, reflecting the increased importance of data analytics and technology in all facets of the business curriculum.

Newswise: Argonne’s STEM mapping project aims to elevate equitable STEM opportunities on Chicago’s South Side
Released: 8-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
Argonne’s STEM mapping project aims to elevate equitable STEM opportunities on Chicago’s South Side
Argonne National Laboratory

STEM mapping provides communities a holistic view of community assets and collective strengths, including libraries, computer labs, makerspaces and instructional kitchens.

Newswise: URI education professor teaming with PBS Kids’ ‘Elinor Wonders Why’ on $3.4M research grant
Released: 7-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST
URI education professor teaming with PBS Kids’ ‘Elinor Wonders Why’ on $3.4M research grant
University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 6, 2023 – Sara Sweetman, associate professor of education at the University of Rhode Island, and the creators of the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids show “Elinor Wonders Why” are enlisting Elinor, a curious little bunny, and her friends Ari and Olive to help break down barriers that girls face in the STEM fields.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Avalanche of papers could erode trust in science
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Rapid increase in academic publishing undermines public trust in science, study finds

Newswise: Growing the Quantum Workforce by Making Education Accessible to All
2-Nov-2023 6:00 PM EDT
Growing the Quantum Workforce by Making Education Accessible to All
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Quantum Systems Accelerator's summer camp (QCaMP) for high school students in New Mexico and California continues to evolve and grow. Under the 2023 Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) Pathway Summer School initiative, the DOE Office of Science awarded new funding to expand QCaMP's curricula and host students on-site at Berkeley Lab and Sandia Labs in 2024.

Newswise: WVU to help STEM graduates invest in Mountain State’s environmental health
Released: 27-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
WVU to help STEM graduates invest in Mountain State’s environmental health
West Virginia University

To foster a continuing interest in STEM fields, West Virginia University is collaborating with other state universities to establish One Health West Virginia, a network connecting research mentors with postbaccalaureate mentees who will acquire training and experience to pursue STEM-based careers and address environmental health issues in the state.

Released: 25-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
DOE’s RENEW Initiative to Support Six Pathway Summer Schools for Students from Underrepresented and Underserved Groups in STEM
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science (SC) will support nearly 140 high schoolers, recent high school graduates, and early undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and underserved schools in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through awards for six Pathway Summer Schools at six national laboratories.

Newswise: Argonne event helps Hispanic students explore their dreams of STEM careers
Released: 24-Oct-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Argonne event helps Hispanic students explore their dreams of STEM careers
Argonne National Laboratory

Forty eighth grade students — many originally from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and elsewhere — learned firsthand how scientists of Hispanic/Latino heritage contribute to science during the 18th annual Hispanic/Latino Education Outreach Day at Argonne.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Department of Energy CyberForce Competition® 2023: Cultivating tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders today
Argonne National Laboratory

DOE’s CyberForce Competition on Nov. 4, led by Argonne National Laboratory, aims to bolster cybersecurity knowledge and skills among students and professionals, addressing critical infrastructure and cyber-physical threats.

Released: 24-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Saint Louis University, Lincoln University Partner to Create Accelerated Student Pathways in Strategic Intelligence and Cybersecurity
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University and Lincoln University announce a partnership that will benefit students in STEM fields and serve as an engine for workforce and educational development in Missouri.

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Released: 22-Oct-2023 10:05 PM EDT
Mozzie Monitors all a-buzz for SA schools
University of South Australia

Longer days and warmer nights, it’s the perfect recipe for mosquito season. But before you reach for the repellent, did you know that some species of mosquitoes rarely touch a drop of blood, instead favouring flower nectar? Or that mosquitoes only smell with their feet?

Newswise: $300,000 NSF MRI grant awarded to Furman, Mount Holyoke, Richmond to expand program for young chemists
Released: 4-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT
$300,000 NSF MRI grant awarded to Furman, Mount Holyoke, Richmond to expand program for young chemists
Furman University

The three-year grant is earmarked for the purchase of an additional high-performance computer cluster to join existing MERCURY resources hosted offsite. The grant will enable 13 more undergraduate-focused research groups to benefit, growing the consortium to 47 computational scientists at 41 institutions nationwide.

Released: 29-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Argonne’s STEM mapping project highlights opportunities on Chicago’s south side
Argonne National Laboratory

STEM mapping provides communities a holistic view of community assets and collective strengths, including libraries, computer labs, makerspaces and instructional kitchens.

Newswise: Argonne National Laboratory launches South Side STEM Opportunity Landscape Project at DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center
Released: 29-Sep-2023 12:45 PM EDT
Argonne National Laboratory launches South Side STEM Opportunity Landscape Project at DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s STEM Opportunity Landscape Project provides communities with a holistic view of their STEM assets, enabling them to identify strengths and potential gaps in STEM education and workforce development programing.

Released: 14-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT
Shaking Up Earthquake Studies by Increasing Access to Data, Tools and Research Results
University of California San Diego

Earthquake rupture forecast studies provide information about the probabilities of when earthquakes will occur, where they’ll take place and how strong they'll be, but the computational tools and data aren't available to a wide scientific community. That's about to change.

Newswise: With new student program, Argonne offers a Bridge Into Internships
Released: 5-Sep-2023 12:45 PM EDT
With new student program, Argonne offers a Bridge Into Internships
Argonne National Laboratory

New student program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory helps high school students from underserved communities get ready for STEM internships.

Released: 25-Aug-2023 3:50 PM EDT
U.S. ninth graders’ math course placement at the intersection of learning disability status, race, and socioeconomic status
Portland State University

This study integrates an intersectional framework with data on 15,000 U.S. ninth graders from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 to investigate differences in ninth-grade math course placement at the intersection of adolescents’ learning disability status, race, and socioeconomic status (SES).

Newswise: Teacher institute empowers teachers to bring data science to the classroom
Released: 22-Aug-2023 3:15 PM EDT
Teacher institute empowers teachers to bring data science to the classroom
Argonne National Laboratory

This June, Argonne launched the first Data Science Institute for High School Teachers, helping Chicago teachers learn about and practice data science, which they will apply in their own schools.

Newswise: STRIVE Program Empowers STEM Educators to Prepare Students for STEM Careers
Released: 22-Aug-2023 11:00 AM EDT
STRIVE Program Empowers STEM Educators to Prepare Students for STEM Careers
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

About 25 Arkansas teachers participated in STRIVE, a statewide paid professional development program for Arkansas middle and high school STEM teachers.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:20 PM EDT
DOE Announces $70 Million in Research Training Opportunities for Students and Faculty from Historically Underrepresented Institutions
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $70 million in funding to support research by historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to diversify leadership in the physical sciences.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 12:55 PM EDT
ABRF Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Race in College Admissions
Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)

ABRF (the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities) disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision not only because of its impact on black, brown, and indigenous students who seek opportunities at elite universities, but also because of the ripple effect this decision will have in the way diversity, equity and accessibility are understood in a country that still grapples with a history and a present challenge of racial injustice.

   
Released: 15-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
DOE to Support 139 Outstanding Undergraduate Students Through Internships and 5 Faculty Members from Institutions Underrepresented in the Scientific Research Enterprise
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science will sponsor the participation of 139 undergraduate students and five faculty members in three STEM-focused workforce development programs at 14 DOE national laboratories and a national fusion facility during Fall 2023.

Newswise: Autonomous Vehicle Camp sets the stage for Autonomous Vehicle Competition
Released: 15-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Autonomous Vehicle Camp sets the stage for Autonomous Vehicle Competition
Argonne National Laboratory

Part of the Argonne in Chicago initiative, the Autonomous Vehicle Camp offers an independent preview into the intense coding, design and engineering challenges found in Argonne’s annual Autonomous Vehicle Competition.

Newswise: AI for Social Good: Equipping the Next Generation of AI Innovators
Released: 14-Aug-2023 1:05 PM EDT
AI for Social Good: Equipping the Next Generation of AI Innovators
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds explore the pros and cons of artificial intelligence through the lens of social issues in their communities.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 11:05 AM EDT
"Get back to where you once belonged!" Back-to-School stories for media
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It's that time of year again. For media working on stories about the seasonal return to school, here are the latest features and experts in the Back-To-School channel on Newswise.

     
Released: 18-Jul-2023 4:30 PM EDT
Cameron Whitehead Wins U.S. Department of Energy’s 2023 CyberForce® Conquer the Hill — Reign Edition Competition
Argonne National Laboratory

The recent 2023 DOE CyberForce® Conquer the Hill — Reign Edition inspired the next generation of professionals.

Newswise: UIUC, U.S. Army ERDC sign agreements to enhance STEM collaborations
Released: 14-Jul-2023 10:40 AM EDT
UIUC, U.S. Army ERDC sign agreements to enhance STEM collaborations
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has announced the signing of an Educational Partnership Agreement and a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center, the premier research and development center for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Released: 12-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT
New Faculty Hire Brings Expertise in Contextual Artificial Intelligence to Bolster UMD Smith MS and MBA Programs
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business announces the hiring of information systems professor Balaji Padmanabhan, who describes contextual AI as especially crucial in MBA studies.

   
Released: 5-Jul-2023 10:55 AM EDT
Illinois MRSEC renewed for six years, continuing vibrant materials research community
University Of Illinois Grainger College Of Engineering

The Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, or MRSEC, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has been funded for an additional six years at $18M. The center’s interdisciplinary research will continue with two new focuses at the cutting edge of materials science, and outreach and education activities will continue work to develop a STEM pipeline and foster community among researchers, students and the public.

Released: 29-Jun-2023 12:55 PM EDT
NYU Tandon School of Engineering welcomes hundreds of city students into its free summer courses
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

This summer, more than 270 New York City middle and high school students will gain hands-on experience and contribute to critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research, through NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s decade-plus long program offering free summer education to city students.

Newswise: Tips for future Argonne interns, from past Argonne interns
Released: 27-Jun-2023 5:10 PM EDT
Tips for future Argonne interns, from past Argonne interns
Argonne National Laboratory

Several members of Argonne’s Student STEM Ambassadors program, having interned at Argonne before, gave future and current interns key suggestions on how to have successful, fulfilling internships.

Newswise: CSU CREATE Awards Support Faculty in Advancing Student Success
Released: 27-Jun-2023 12:05 PM EDT
CSU CREATE Awards Support Faculty in Advancing Student Success
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Seven equity-minded faculty team proposals were selected to receive funding for the 2023-24 academic year.

Newswise: Ramón Barthelemy wins 2023 LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year
Released: 22-Jun-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Ramón Barthelemy wins 2023 LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year
University of Utah

Out to Innovate has recognized exemplary individuals with LGBTQ+ Educator, Engineer, and Scientist of the Year for over 15 years.

13-Jun-2023 9:00 AM EDT
High-quality child care contributes to later success in science, math
American Psychological Association (APA)

Children who receive high-quality child care as babies, toddlers and preschoolers do better in science, technology, engineering and math through high school, and that link is stronger among children from low-income backgrounds, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

   
Released: 9-Jun-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Addressing the Covid-Induced Crisis in K-12 Education
CFES Brilliant Pathways

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on K-12 and postsecondary education across the U.S. Test scores in foundational subject areas such as reading and math fell to their lowest levels in decades, absenteeism worsened, and students were more likely to drop out of high school and less likely to pursue post-secondary education. To understand the causes of the crisis and ultimately to find solutions, we have identified—through surveys, focus groups, observations, and research studies—three critical post-pandemic trends.

Released: 31-May-2023 2:20 PM EDT
$5M gift establishes Arts and Sciences outreach professorship
Cornell University

Bolstering its commitment to broader engagement, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the Susan and Barton Winokur Distinguished Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science and Mathematics.

Newswise: GEM: A Crown Jewel in Brookhaven's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
Released: 31-May-2023 9:45 AM EDT
GEM: A Crown Jewel in Brookhaven's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Partnerships are essential to promote recruitment and retention of diverse talent and creating a diverse workforce benefits everyone. Varied perspectives and experiences often lead to better outcomes and invigorate the work and culture of an organization. For this reason, Brookhaven has been a long-time supporter and partner of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM), each year providing summer employment to several GEM fellows.

Newswise: Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program Welcomes Inaugural Class
Released: 24-May-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Stony Brook Simons STEM Scholars Program Welcomes Inaugural Class
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook’s Simons STEM Scholars Program has signed its first-ever cohort of incoming students after a rigorous selection process. Roughly 800 erudite applicants were considered in a series of interviews and symposiums to determine the finalists.

Released: 23-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Hertz Foundation Announces 2023 Hertz Fellows
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

From advancing artificial intelligence to strengthening our national security, the 2023 Hertz Fellows will address the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

   
Released: 22-May-2023 5:25 PM EDT
3 undergraduate researchers from Argonne selected for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Argonne National Laboratory

Three students who participated in the SULI internship program at Argonne were accepted into the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).



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