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Article ID: 704748

Penn State CNEU to Help Broaden Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields

Penn State College of Engineering

With $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, along with Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College, will form the Southeastern Coalition for Engagement and Exchange in Nanotechnology Education to broaden participation of underrepresented minority students in STEM.

Released:
2-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 704528

Sketchnoting pushes students to learn, retain information differently – particularly in STEM

Iowa State University

Over the last three years, sketchnoting has been introduced to about 1,000 students, faculty and staff across a wide range of disciplines at Iowa State University. This fall, an interdisciplinary research team is studying how this alternative to traditional note-taking affects learning.

Released:
28-Nov-2018 9:30 AM EST

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Article ID: 704508

FAU and Max Planck Florida Institute Partner to Launch the Only Program of Its Kind in the World for High School Students

Florida Atlantic University

The Florida Atlantic University Max Planck Academy will serve as a pioneer model in STEM education and will be organized as a standalone extension of FAU High School – a nationally recognized, public “Blue Ribbon School.”

Released:
27-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 704329

Ahna Skop chosen as first recipient of society's Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Ahna R. Skop, professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison), has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Skop will receive a cash award of $5,000 that she can use to advance inclusion activities at her institution. She will be featured in a video at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting Keynote Address.

Released:
27-Nov-2018 12:15 PM EST

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Article ID: 704391

Professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

Northern Arizona University

Jani Ingram and Angelina Castagno of Northern Arizona University received an NSF grant to study the ethical issues Indigenous students and professionals experience in STEM fields and the extent to which spiritual beliefs and taboos create barriers to the pursuit of STEM-related careers.

Released:
26-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 703035

Scientists, Leaders Take Home Five Awards Honoring Their Work

Sandia National Laboratories

Five Sandia National Laboratories employees with accomplishments in science, engineering, management or diversity and inclusion received career achievement and leadership awards.

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30-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702656

3D Electron Microscopy Uncovers the Complex Guts of Desalination Membranes

Penn State Materials Research Institute

Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination wastewater recycling and home use, according to a team of chemical engineers.

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23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702654

CSUCI receives $1.2 million grant to continue building STEM pathways to college

California State University, Channel Islands

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) $1,204,632 million in continued support of Project PROMESAS (Pathways with Regional Outreach and Mathematics Excellence for Student Achievement in STEM).

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23-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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