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Article ID: 719273

Exclusive Analysis: College Student Voting Doubled in 2018

Tufts University

College-student voting rates in the 2018 midterm elections doubled compared to the 2014 midterms, marking a watershed election year for student voter turnout.

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19-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Argonne organization’s scholarship fund blazes STEM pathway

Article ID: 719147

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.

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17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Brookhaven Lab, Suffolk Girl Scouts Launch Patch Program

Article ID: 718948

Brookhaven Lab, Suffolk Girl Scouts Launch Patch Program

Brookhaven National Laboratory

UPTON, NY—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County to organize a new patch program that encourages Girl Scouts of all ages to delve into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Starting today, Suffolk County Girl Scouts can earn three new Brookhaven Lab patches.

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13-Sep-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: From an acoustic levitator to a “Neutron Bloodhound” robot, hands-on research inspires PPPL's summer interns

Article ID: 718928

From an acoustic levitator to a “Neutron Bloodhound” robot, hands-on research inspires PPPL's summer interns

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's 45 summer interns spent their summer doing hands-on research side-by-side with scientists and engineers at PPPL.

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12-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: Specialized training benefits young STEM researchers

Article ID: 718604

Specialized training benefits young STEM researchers

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University, State University of New York has proven that young college students are capable of leading real research. And according to a new study, students in FRI do better when the instructors who oversee their projects are provided extra training.

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12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

Article ID: 718781

The Mathematikado: A Math-inspired Parody of a Parody

Michigan Technological University

In 1886, female students at Vassar College put on a parody of the opera "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The work reveals notions about who can or cannot do math. Sci comm researchers discovered the libretto in a used bookstore in 2005 as Vassar students and recently adapted the music for a combined performance-lecture.

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11-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: Harshini Mukundan Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

Article ID: 718699

Harshini Mukundan Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory bioscientist Harshini Mukundan has been selected as one of the 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN Ambassadors. IF/THEN, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

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9-Sep-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718279

Brookhaven Lab Celebrates the Bright Future of its 2019 Interns

Brookhaven National Laboratory

On August 8, 2019, more than 300 students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields completed summer internships at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, making history as one of the largest groups of summer interns the Lab has ever hosted.

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30-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: Midwest Schools Join Forces to Promote Faculty Success for Women in STEM Fields

Article ID: 718109

Midwest Schools Join Forces to Promote Faculty Success for Women in STEM Fields

Iowa State University

Researchers from four Midwestern research universities are joining forces to promote faculty success in STEM fields for women of color and women with family responsibilities. Their project is supported by a three-year, $996,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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27-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Project forges pathways for underrepresented faculty

Article ID: 717968

Project forges pathways for underrepresented faculty

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers at West Virginia University are helping universities nationwide overcome barriers to STEM faculty careers for women and underrepresented minorities.

Released:
26-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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