This way, Valtrex helps to regulate the immune system within a short period of time and restrict possibilities of the infected cells After the purchase of Ventolin the situation was changed a lot.
The doctor prescribed me Flagyl. Zithromax without prescriptionPremarin works just fine for me. I used this pill for three months after a full hysterectomy at the age of 50.

Higher Education Forum 2014: From The Economist

Higher Education Forum 2014
Reconnecting Education to the Workforce
September 30, 2014 | Time Warner Center, New York City

New York City, NY - STEMconnector is proud to be a supporting association of the The Economist's Higher Education Forum. The Economist’s inaugural Higher Education Forum will address the major human capital challenges facing university and business leaderstoday and ask what role each stakeholder should have in improving the outlook for post-secondary schooling, its students, and the learning-to-earning pipeline in America and around the world.
 
Rising costs, new business models driven by disruptive technologies and a broad political imperative to rethink the purpose of higher education are forcing schools today to face a make-it or break-it moment. In order to stay competitive, schools must innovate beyond the traditional framework of providing educational services. Meanwhile, organisations are rapidly adapting to the changing nature of work. This, combined with global economic uncertainty, is threatening a once-predictable applicant pool.
 
Graduates find themselves wedged in the communication gap between institutions of higher education and the private sector about the skills and talent needed to succeed in today’s innovative and productive workplace. How can both parties collaborate to make talent accessible and boost economic competitiveness as a result? The Economist’s Higher Education Forum will bring together top decision-makers from private companies, leaders from institutions of higher education, as well as policy-makers, to chart a path for closing the ever-widening global skills gap. 
 
The Education Forum will tackle questions such as:
  • Are universities employment-centered enough? 
  • Should they be, or is higher education called to fulfill the loftier mandate of producing informed global citizens? 
  • How is technology reshaping the landscape for talent development?
  • How much of the burden should the private sector shoulder in plugging the skills gap?
  • What form should private sector intervention take?
  • Are personalized learning systems and massive open online courses valuable to students, employers and universities?
  • Can global standards be developed for the new globalized workforce? 
Chaired by The Economist’s US business editor and New York bureau chief, Matthew Bishop, this event is designed for a wide range of senior-level decision makers from the field of higher education, public policy makers and private sector stakeholders that have a vested interest in accessing a skilled and competent workforce for the foreseeable future.
 
Event chairs:
Matthew Bishop, Globalisation editor, The Economist
Patrick Foulis, US business editor and New York bureau chief, The Economist
Anne McElvoy, Public policy editor, The Economist 
 
Confirmed speakers:
Anant Agarwal, Chief executive, edX
Doreen Amorosa, Associate dean and managing director, MBA Career Center, Georgetown University
Douglas Becker, Chairman and chief executive, Laureate Education
Gerald Chertavian, Founder and chief executive, Year Up
Marie Cini, Provost and senior vice-president, Academic Affairs, University of Maryland University College (A member of STEMconnector's STEM Higher Education Council)
Edith Cooper, Managing director, Global Head of Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs
Sydney Heimbrock, Deputy associate director, Employee Services, Strategic Workforce Planning and chief learning officer, Office of Personnel Management
Cheryl Hyman, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
Joerg Klisch, Vice-president, Operations North America, MTU America
Hannes Klöpper, Co-founder and managing director, iversity
Richard Levin, Chief executive, Coursera
Jaime Merisotis, President and chief executive, Lumina Foundation 
Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, US Department of Education
Ben Nelson, Chief executive, Minerva Project 
William Pepicello, President Emeritus, University of Phoenix
Jack Remondi, President and chief executive, Navient
Josipa Roksa, Associate director, The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Virginia 
John Sexton, President, New York University
Alan Solomont, Dean, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University
Eric Spiegel, President and chief executive, Siemens
Michael Staton, Partner, Learn Capital
Pamela Thomas-Graham, Chief marketing and talent officer, Credit Suisse
Ahu Yildirmaz, Vice-president, Market Insights and head, ADP Research Institute
 
Lumina Foundation is a platinum sponsor, University of Maryland University College is a gold sponsor and InnoCentive is a challenge sponsor for the Higher Education Forum.
 
For more information on the program, speakers or to register for the event, delegates can visit http://econ.st/1nCZCAb.
 
Join the conversation and connect with attendees and speakers on Twitter via #EducationForum.
 
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Detroit Lions & Tata Technologies Launch STEM Programs in 2 Detroit Schools

This is a press release from Tata Technologies and the Detroit Lions

A nonprofit org, technology company and sports team join forces to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Detroit, MI | Athletes for Charity, Tata Technologies and the Detroit Lions have joined forces to expose Detroit Public School students to embrace Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), while also developing their skills in reading and writing.

“The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is on the rise while the availability of qualified applicants is on the decline because students are not pursuing degrees and careers within the sector,” said Alisa Harewood of Tata Technologies, a global engineering services company with North American headquarters located in Novi.
 
The program aims to improve learning outcomes and student interest in science, technology, engineering and math, while creating pathways to success in post-secondary education and 21st century careers.
 
Two schools have been selected for the inaugural launch of the STEM Youth Literacy Program: Clark Preparatory Academy and Dixon Educational Learning Academy. Launch events are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clark and on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dixon.
 
“Our goal is to invest time and resources into the development of creative and effective approaches to STEM education,” said Cathleen Laporte, founder and president of Athletes for Charity. “Our partnership with Tata Technologies and the Detroit Lions represent an innovative way to fuse the nonprofit, corporate and sports sectors, to motivate students in the areas of STEM.”
 
The curriculum will include monthly book distributions by various Detroit Lions players, coordinated by Don Carey of the Lions, to deliver age-appropriate STEM-related titles to students. Introductions to STEM literature and careers will be a recurring theme throughout the 10-month long program. Tata Technologies staff and various Detroit Lions players will volunteer their time to serve as STEM Readers.
 
The titles to be distributed as part of the literacy component will include Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat Learning series for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten grades; DK Eye Wonder’s Space, Human Body, Weather and Cars for 1st grade; Disney’s Wonderful World of Space, Earth, Dinosaurs, Nature, Animals, and Sharks for 2nd and 3rd grades; and the DK Pocket Genius series or Penguin Group’s Who Is…? or Who Was…? titles for 4th and 5th grades. The program will feature monthly vocabulary development and drawing contests for Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grades and essay contests for 2nd through 5th grades to help develop reading and comprehension skills.
 
Academic incentives will include tickets to Lions, Pistons and Tigers games; autographed items from sports professionals i.e. autographed footballs, basketballs and baseballs; photos; t-shirts; etc.; LEGO product to foster hands-on learning; and field trips to local educational institutions.
 
Detroit Lions Safety Don Carey is a founding member of the program and serves as a liaison to the team and his teammates who have elected to volunteer for the initiative.  Invitations have been extended to Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings players to join the team as STEM supporters.
 
Additional supporters of the STEM Youth Literacy Program include The Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust and support from athletes such as Detroit native Anthony Adams, a retired nine-year NFL veteran who most recently played for the Chicago Bears. Adams currently serves a as a host of Inside the Bears.
 
About Athletes for Charity
Athletes for Charity is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as a charitable initiative dedicated towards encouraging the giving of time, financial resources, and information to improve the collective lives of disadvantaged youth, advance the common good and support the nonprofit sectors that benefit the underprivileged, including foster care children.
 
Athletes for Charity achieves its mission by teaming up with professional athletes, sports leagues and teams, various sports professionals, foster care agencies and related organizations, the corporate sector, as well as volunteers and mentors, to empower and support the development of disadvantaged youth.   Athletes for Charity's work range from the development and coordination of youth mentoring programs; youth literacy initiatives; STEM education programs; assisting with the establishment of athlete foundations and charitable projects; the planning and implementation of camps and clinics for youth that encompass an educational component; holiday toy drives for underprivileged children; coordination of athlete appearances; and planning special events which include youth and athlete participation i.e. "Bowl with an Athlete," "Back to School / Sports Day," and “Principal for a Day” events.
 
For more information about Athletes for Charity, visit www.athletesforcharity.com.
 
About The Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and is the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2011, when they finished with a 10-6 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $7.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991.
 
For more information about the Detroit Lions, visit www.DetroitLions.com.
 
About Tata Technologies
Tata Technologies is a leading provider of engineering and product development IT services for the global manufacturing industry.
 
The company applies cutting-edge technology and engineering know-how to provide a competitive advantage to customers in the manufacturing sector. Tata Technologies is a strategic partner for developing complete vehicles, engineering subsystems and components, managing the NPI process and collaborative engineering engagements, and tying together information created and used throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise. Corporate headquarters are in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Coventry). Founded in 1989, the company has a combined global work force of more than 7,200 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
 
For more information about Tata Technologies visit www.tatatechnologies.com.
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Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Thousands in Cash Prizes Available in Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Student teams across the nation are now invited to create novel ideas for the mobile app marketplace in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The competition offers middle and high school students the opportunity to apply their STEM knowledge and submit an idea for a mobile technology application that can be used to solve a societal or community problem. Registration for this contest is now open, and eight teams will win “Best in Nation” honors, each earning a $20,000 cash grant for their school.
 
No app building experience is necessary! Only an app idea is required for submission by a faculty advisor, who guides a team of five to seven students in the conceptualization process. This is the third year for this exciting competition by the Verizon Foundation, in partnership with the Technology Student Association. Registration and entry instructions can be found on the Verizon Innovative App Challenge website.
 
The contest is open now, and the entry deadline is November 24, 2014.
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MIND Research Institute Hires Former Superintendent as Chief Academic Officer

This is a press release from MIND Research Institute

Art McCoy Brings Background of School Systems Change and Award-Winning Innovation Initiatives to Social Benefit Nonprofit Organization

Irvine, Calif., September 11, 2014 | The education nonprofit MIND Research Institute is bringing aboard Art McCoy, Ph.D., to serve in a new position of Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent-in-Residence. McCoy is an educator, school administrator, author and consultant who most recently served as the first African-American superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant School District in Missouri.
 
In this new role, McCoy will be based in Missouri and serve nationally as an ambassador and advisor for MIND’s programs with a focus on student achievement and educator efficiency. His work with MIND’s partner schools and districts will help the organization achieve its mission to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
 
“Art McCoy shares MIND Research Institute’s vision and passion for transforming math education nationwide for all students, regardless of their background, language barriers or learning challenges,” said Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., MIND Research Institute CEO, co-founder and senior scientist. “He is a tremendous champion of children, and we are excited to have him join our team.”
    
At the age of 19, McCoy began teaching math as the youngest certified teacher in Missouri. He went on to become a public school district administrator, and he has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at the College of William and Mary, University of Missouri, Lindenwood University and Maryville University. He also provides peer review of academic articles and books for Columbia University Teacher’s College.
 
“I have long been impressed by MIND Research Institute’s commitment to closing America’s achievement gap by providing evidence-based, visual math instruction like ST Math,” said McCoy. “I am excited to take part in the organization’s efforts to promote excellence in math education and engage with the community to create the problem solvers and critical thinkers we need in our society.”
 
McCoy is also the founder and president of Severing the Achievement Gap in Education of Students (SAGES), a consulting and professional development firm. McCoy has served on numerous executive boards and councils including the Urban League, Midwest Health Initiative, Boy Scouts of America, MO Association of School Administrators, MO School Board Association, Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Committee, St. Louis Magic House, Urban Superintendents Association of America, National Superintendents Roundtable, and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Harris Stowe-State University Board of Regents.
 
He earned his doctorate of philosophy in education with an emphasis in school leadership, policy studies, postmodern philosophy and mathematics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and is an alumnus of Harvard University’s Leadership Institute for Superintendents post-graduate program.
 
MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND's programs currently reach over 630,000 students and 25,000 teachers in 2,050 schools in 35 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.net.
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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and Northrop Grumman Foundation Announce New Dates & Location for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship

This is a press release from Robotics Education & Competition Foundation & Northrop Grumman

Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and Northrop Grumman Foundation Announce New Dates & Location for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship

ROCKWALL, Texas – September 4, 2014 | The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation today announced that the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will take place on April 15 – 18, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. This intense four-day annual robotics-engineering tournament will attract more than 800 teams and 15,000 students from over 25 countries to celebrate their accomplishments and further inspire their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 
 
“The VEX Robotics World Championship has grown significantly in the past few years and we are excited to move the event to the Kentucky Exposition Center, where the larger venue and new amenities will provide an incredible world class experience to the students, teachers, mentors, and parents who join us each year,” said Jason Morrella, president, REC Foundation. “We look forward to exploring the greater Louisville area and welcoming hundreds of VEX Robotics teams in April.”
 
“We’ve expanded our support for VEX Robotics not only due to the energy and excitement that each student who is part of this program shows, but also because of the dedication of the leadership team and their commitment to increasing student interest in STEM,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “As more and more students get a chance to experience VEX Robotics, we make progress in our efforts to expand global interest in STEM.”
 
Over the past year, the expanded partnership with the Northrop Grumman Foundation positioned the REC Foundation to respond to growing demand in communities in the U.S. and around the world with support for competition events and new team grants. With significant support from organizations like the Northrop Grumman Foundation and growing interest from students across the U.S. and internationally, the REC Foundation continues to experience 30% annual team growth. In order to keep up with growing demand, the REC Foundation secured the Kentucky Exposition Center, which offers 1.2 million square feet, two attached arenas, an adjoining amusement park, proximity to the airport and a variety of local attractions. 
 
“Louisville has many unique experiences to offer students and their families,” said Karen Williams, president & CEO of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “From the Muhammad Ali Center to Louisville Slugger to the Kentucky Derby Museum, this city embraces the spirit of competition and the importance of education. This competition will bring an estimated $5 million in economic impact but it will also draw young bright minds to see what current and future possibilities exist in our great city.”
 
“With exhibit space and parking all on one level, the Kentucky Exposition Center provides the easy load in and out for the many robots the attendees use. Since this is a youth-oriented event, our campus will provide a safe and secure environment for the attendees and guests,” said Rip Rippetoe, President & CEO, Kentucky State Fair Board which manages the Kentucky Exposition Center. 
 
The REC Foundation manages the VEX IQ Challenge, the VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U, which engages student teams worldwide with hands-on, curriculum-based robotics engineering programs while also providing valuable teamwork and problem-solving experience. Teams compete year-round at more than 800 events that culminate in April at the VEX Robotics World Championship.
 
VEX Robotics is the largest middle and high school robotics program in the world with more than 10,000 teams in all 50 states and more than 30 countries. To learn more about the REC Foundation, please visit www.RoboticsEducation.org or to locate a competition event, please visit www.RobotEvents.com
 
About the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
The REC Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally. The REC Foundation develops partnerships with K-12 education, higher education, government, industry and the nonprofit community to achieve this work.
 
About Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation
Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. They provide funding to STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. Northrop Grumman employees actively volunteer in support of many STEM organizations in their communities and internationally. In 2012, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing approximately $22.8 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
 
The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports diverse and sustainable programs for students and teachers. These programs create innovative education experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.
 
About the Kentucky Exposition Center
One of the top 10 largest public facilities of its kind in the United States, the Kentucky Exposition Center features 1.2 million square feet of indoor space and accommodates a wide variety of events year round. The expo center is the permanent home for the Kentucky State Fair, the National Farm Machinery Show, and the North American International Livestock Exposition. Located adjacent to the Louisville International Airport and near the junction of three major interstates, the Kentucky Exposition Center is easily accessible and just five minutes south of downtown Louisville. For more information, visit www.kyexpo.org. Also like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kyexpocenter and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kyexpocenter.
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Call for Papers and Participation 5th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC '15) Friend Center at Princeton University Princeton, NJ, March 7, 2015

This is a press release from IEEE

ISEC 2015 is sponsored by the IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section with technical sponsorship by IEEE Region 1 and IEEE Education Society.
 
We welcome submissions for the 5th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, which will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Friend Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. ISEC is known for presenting cutting-edge research and experiences with integrated approaches to the study of science, math, and technology through experiences and activities based in engineering and other design disciplines.
 
This year's theme is Creating a Culture of Achievement. While all papers on methods of and experience with integrating education (or interdisciplinary education) in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) are welcome, we are very interested in papers on STEaM (STEM+art) that have resulted in improved student performance in STEM studies, especially among students from underrepresented populations in the disciplines.
 
Please submit your work for review from Wednesday, October 1, 2014 through 11:59 EST Sunday, November 30, 2014. Submission instructions and templates are on the conference's web site, http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem. Your work must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Your submission will be one of the following: a full paper (4-6 pages) or posters by K-12 students (may include a paper of 1 - 3 pages for inclusion in the proceedings).
 
Acceptances will be sent by Sunday, January 4, 2015. Information on student travel awards will be available by then as well. The deadline for submitting a revised paper is Sunday, February 1, 2015. All presented papers will be submitted for archival in IEEE Xplore.
 
Conference highlights so far: New this year is our version of UnConference, a session where YOU drive the discussion. We are also pleased that Christine M. Cunningham, PhD, founder and director of Engineering is Elementary; Vice President of Research, Boston Museum of Science; and a Fellow of ASEE, will be a keynote speaker. And the best paper award returns for its third year!
 
Conference fees cover admission to ISEC and its affiliated conference, the Trenton Computer Festival; conference proceedings; and breakfast and lunch. The advance fee schedule, good through 11:59 pm EST Saturday, February 28, 2015, is: $130 (IEEE members) / $150 (non-IEEE members), $35 for K-12 teachers and K-16 students
 
Information on the 40th Trenton Computer Festival, which will be held on Super Pi Day Saturday, March 14, 2015, is available at http://tcf-nj.org, and on the Information Technology Professional Conference, which will be held Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 2015, is available at http://princetonacm.acm.org/tcfpro.
 
Please follow us on Twitter (@ISEC15), like us on Facebook (search for ISEC), email us at isec.march7.2015@gmail.com, and visit us at http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem. We look forward to your participation in ISEC 2015! 
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The Topplers Domino Award to Open Nationwide

This is a press release from Topplers

A Unique Competition For Computer Science Students This Fall

Do you believe that technology can make a positive difference in the world? 
 
So does Topplers
 
That’s why Topplers created the Domino Award in 2002, to encourage students to “think big” by seeing first-hand how computer scientists have significantly impacted modern society, and inspires the next generation of innovators to think about how their own work can make a positive impact on the world. 
 
For the first time, this competition is open to any undergraduate student studying computer science at a college or university in the United States. A 500-word essay, honoring the work of a computer scientist who has made a positive impact on the world, is all it takes to enter. Winners will be taken on an all-expenses paid trip to the South-by-Southwest Interactive Festival in March 2015.
 
“What’s so amazing about this opportunity is that it allows you to take inspiration from things that you might have never imagined yourself taking inspiration from.”
-Alex Tsankov
, 2013 Domino Award winner
 
Inspired by Domino Theory, where one small action can set off a chain of events that leads to a much bigger impact, the Domino Award aims to set in motion a shift in thinking for students as they prepare to enter the fast-growing technology sector.  This amazing opportunity to meet their tech heroes and ask them questions, see how the latest innovations are being applied to solve problems, and to network with fellow students and technologists, expands students’ horizons, introduces new possibilities for meaningful work and can change the trajectory of their lives.
 
“I’m inspired to do great things now.”
-Valerie Chang
, 2012 Domino Award winner 
 
Learn more about the Topplers Domino Award at http://dominoaward.topplers.org.  
 
2014/2015 Topplers Domino Award Video:
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International Association for STEM Leaders Gives i-STEM National STEM Professional Development Leadership Award

This is a press release from the International Association for STEM Leaders

The International Association fro STEM Leaders (IASL) awarded i-STEM its The National STEM Professional Development Leadership Award. i-STEM is a professional development institute for teachers that enhances their STEM teaching, learning skills, and pedagogy. Teachers, administrators and school leaders apply from across the State of Idaho to attend the institute and many other states have followed this significant model. Associate Professor Dr. Louis Nadelson and Ms. Anne Seifert, K12 STEM Outreach Program Manager, i-STEM Executive Director, were on hand to accept this award.
 
Louis S. Nadelson is an associate professor and lead researcher for the Center for the School of the Future in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education at Utah State University. He has a BS from Colorado State University, a BA from the Evergreen State College, a MEd from Western Washington University, and a PhD in educational psychology from UNLV. His scholarly interests include all areas of STEM teaching and learning, inservice and preservice teacher professional development, program evaluation, multidisciplinary research, and conceptual change. Dr. Nadelson uses his over 20 years of high school and college math, science, computer science, and engineering teaching to frame his research on STEM teaching and learning. He brings a unique perspective of research, bridging experience with practice and theory to explore a range of interests in STEM teaching and learning.
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Next 20 Registrants for Arizona State University's Higher Education Maker Summit Receive a Complimentary Book from Mark Hatch

Arizona State University's Higher Education Maker Summit
 
 
Be among the next 20 to register to receive a complimentary copy of The Maker Movement Manifesto, signed by Mark Hatch, TechShop CEO and co-founder! Register today for the Higher Education Maker Summit. Join higher education leaders, acclaimed innovators, and pioneers in the maker movement for this two-day event focused on the future of making. The event features breakout sessions, skill-building workshops and networking events, as well as multiple keynote speakers that include makers such as Mark Hatch; Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Maker Media, Inc.; a number of exciting TED Fellows; and many others.
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 23 - Friday, Oct. 24
With optional mixer events on the evenings of Oct. 22 and 23
The ASU Chandler Innovation Center
249 E. Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225 [map]
 
Registration
Register online. The cost per registrant is $195 (includes continental breakfast and lunch for both conference days). Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. The registration deadline is Friday, October 3.
 
Accommodations
A limited number of rooms are available at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort at a discounted rate of $109/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). To secure a reservation with the discounted rate, book your reservation online using discount code B1Q. Discounted rates are available until September 22.
 
Speaking
Interested in speaking at the Higher Education Maker Summit? We have a limited number of speaking spaces available; to inquire, complete our online form.
 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please visit entrepreneurship.asu.edu/makersummit or contact Jackie.Terry@asu.edu
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Samsung Launches its Fifth Annual $2 million Solve for Tomorrow Contest for U.S. Public Schools

This is a press release from Samsung

Company aims to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and math through community-based learning

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., September 8, 2014 | Samsung today announced that entries are open for the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by challenging students and teachers to tackle critical issues across the country. Through the competition’s community-based learning approach, youth take topics out of traditional classroom settings and explore, in a hands-on way, how these subjects address core problems that impact their lives and their regions.  
 
“At Samsung, we know that interest in science, technology, engineering and math is critical for the jobs of today, the future of tomorrow and our long-term business success,” said David Steel, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics North America. “By launching the Solve for Tomorrow Contest for a fifth year, our goal is to excite students about these subjects and provide schools with the resources to continue fostering the innovators of tomorrow. We saw very strong community impact and engagement last year, and we’re looking forward to building on that momentum.”
 
The first 5,000 teachers to enter from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will receive a professional development course from PBS TeacherLine; entries close on October 31, 2014. In November, 255 state finalists will be selected and from that pool, 51 state winners (representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C.) will be announced in December. Of the state winners, 15 will be selected as national finalists and will present their projects to a live panel of judges in March. Five national grand prize winners will then be selected by a panel of judges, Samsung employees and public online voters.
 
Additionally three special awards will be given by DIRECTV, the National Environmental Education Foundation and Digital Promise to contestants in the 51 state winner pool who will be recognized for their pioneering use of math, environmental innovation and civic engagement, respectively. Throughout the competition, approximately $2 million* of prizes will be presented by Samsung, Adobe, Fortune, PBS TeacherLine, DIRECTV, the National Environmental Education Foundation and Digital Promise.  
 
“Science, technology, engineering, and math are vital for success in most 21st century careers. If you are looking for a fun and challenging way to engage your students in STEM, look no further than the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest,” said Kimberly Bloch, a teacher from Sunburst Middle School in Montana who led her eighth grade class to win the 2013-2014 Solve for Tomorrow competition. “I strongly encourage all teachers to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest by answering the three simple questions and engaging your students in the exciting world of STEM. You never know where this challenge could lead. It could lead right to the White House, like it led us!”
 
Last year, more than 2,300 schools from every state and the District of Columbia entered the challenge; five teams were named national grand prize winners, and one of the winning teams attended the White House Science Fair as honored guests for their work in the competition.
 
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest was created in 2010 to encourage innovation while addressing the technology gap in classrooms across the country. The competition is a Samsung Solve for Tomorrow initiative which aims to engage students nationwide in active, hands-on STEM learning. Since 2004, Samsung has provided more than $15 million in technology to more than 750 public schools in the United States.
 
To enter or to learn more about the competition and past winners, please visit: http://www.samsung.com/solve
 
To download b-roll of the Solve for Tomorrow Contest, please visit: https://qlnk.io/ql/540a1e91e4b0357303ce59a7
 
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About Samsung Electronics North America 
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, tablets, personal computers, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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