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.

zSpace Unveils World’s First All-in-One Virtual Reality Solution for Education

The following is a press release from PRWeb.
zSpace Inc. (, a leading-edge technology company, today announced the world’s first all-in-one desktop virtual reality solution for education. Introduced at ISTE 2015, zSpace for Education is a streamlined hardware and software solution that allows students to manipulate virtual, 3D objects ranging from human hearts to helicopters to learn concepts such as math, physics, engineering and biology.
Tens of thousands of students across the country are already learning with zSpace STEM labs. Previously, the zSpace system consisted of a virtual reality monitor and separate computer. To develop the new all-in-one product, zSpace collaborated with Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer. The partnership will lead to greater availability and lower cost for schools, which typically purchase a zSpace STEM lab: a set of 12 student virtual reality stations and a teacher station, each outfitted with an interactive stylus as well as a wide variety of educational software. For a video demonstration, click here.
“The zSpace for Education all-in-one system is more advanced and simpler to use,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace, Inc. “We want to radically change how people use technology in schools. We do not live in a flat world. Our goal as a company is to bring this type of interactivity and virtual reality to as many people as possible, and zSpace for Education makes that possible in schools.”

New Services Connect Education Influencers with High-Quality Education Technology Brands

The following is a press release from PR Newswire.
On June 26, two new services were launched to connect high-quality education resources, products, and services with passionate educators. The first is SyndicatED, a brand management practice for educators with robust social media influence and strong demand for their expertise. SyndicatED helps education influencers manage the rapidly growing requests for their insights and related social media services. SyndicatED also helps high-quality education companies find and quickly develop relationships with education influencers who value their technologies, teaching tools, and resources.
To find the right match between educators and brands, SyndicatED leverages one of the most extensive networks of relationships in the education community. Kicking off the launch of the new service, educators and leading social media influencers Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) and Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) have signed exclusive agreements with SyndicatED to represent their interests and selected social media properties. SyndicatED is an affiliate of BAM Radio Network (BRN),  a trusted resource across the education community.
Responding to the surging interest in on-the-go professional development through education podcasting, BRN has also launched EdVoice. The EdVoice program matches education influencers who host professional development radio shows and podcasts with creators and suppliers of education apps, tools, and resources. These key influencers either have an extensive social media reach or lead robust online communities. Communities include connected educators, teachers, the maker movement, the flipped classroom movement, school principals, school superintendents, and school business officials. This week 31 education influencers, connected educators, and education podcasters signed agreements to be represented in the program for the back-to-school season.
"We are excited to introduce these two programs in time for ISTE and back to school. This is the time of year when educators explore, consider, and share new resources," said Errol St.Clair Smith, managing director of SyndicatED. "Relationships matter deeply in education and trusted relationships take time to develop. SyndicatED helps emerging brands save time, get the attention of education influencers, and more quickly develop the critical relationships necessary for successful product launches."

New Science Techbook From Discovery Education Built To Next Generation Science Standards Now Available For K-12 Classrooms

This is a press release from Discovery Education

New Digital Textbook Utilizes Instructional Approach Reflecting Real-World Applications to Help Educators Transition to the NGSS Framework

Silver Spring, Md. (June 29, 2015) | Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms nationwide, today announced its new Discovery Education Science Techbook™ aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is now available for classroom use. Designed specifically to help teachers transition to the NGSS framework, Discovery Education’s latest Techbook joins the company’s award-winning line of digital textbooks.
The Science Techbook includes rich, standards-aligned content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities, and virtual labs that help educators differentiate instruction and provide a rich and engaging learning experience for students. Embedded formative assessment opportunities help educators monitor student progress, and like all Discovery Education digital textbooks, the Science Techbook works on any device and can be implemented in a variety of instructional settings.
Discovery Education’s new NGSS-aligned Science Techbook fully supports the instructional shifts required by the new standards, embraces the philosophy of three-dimensional learning, and is designed to help educators adapt their classroom practice to meet the standards. In addition to content chosen to directly support the standards, the NGSS Model Lessons within the new Techbook reflect the interconnectedness of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) and Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) and illustrate what these mean in practice for educators. With the NGSS-aligned Science Techbook, students will become immersed in the work of scientists and engineers, developing their own scientific explanations by a variety of activities such as exploring the overarching themes of science, asking questions and making claims, and identifying the cross-cutting connections between sciences.
“Monarch Learning Center was excited at the prospect of using NGSS as our guide to science instruction. As a science-based school, we knew we had to find a curriculum that was thorough, engaging, and student centered,” said Patricia Davis, director at Monarch Learning Center in Redding, Calif. “Discovery Education’s NGSS-aligned Techbook offers students the chance to dig deeper and explore the content that grabs their attention. We are anticipating higher levels of engagement, greater depth of knowledge, and inspiring a love of science learning in our students.”
To ensure teachers are fully supported in their transition to NGSS and inquiry-based science, all NGSS-aligned Science Techbooks include customized professional development. Discovery Education Professional Development is designed to show educators how to maximize innovative learning tools and empower them to integrate technology effectively and confidently into instruction.
“The Next Generation Science Standards represent a new direction in science education that demands an innovative set of instructional resources,” said Kelli Campbell, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Learning Officer, Discovery Education.  “Discovery Education is pleased to introduce the new NGSS-aligned Science Techbook, which is rich in content and designed in a manner that empowers all educators to provide their students an internationally-benchmarked science education.”
Discovery Education’s Techbook series is a breakthrough collection of digital textbooks that are aligned to rigorous standards, support a comprehensive curriculum, and include professional development. The Techbook series includes Science titles, as well as Social Studies and Math editions, and: 
  • Saves teachers time with its comprehensive design that includes model lessons, student activities, and assessments at their fingertips;
  • Supports differentiation through interactive features that change the reading level of text and enable text to be read aloud; and
  • Updates regularly at no additional cost.
For more information about the Discovery Education Science Techbook for use with NGSS, please visit
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at

WIT Connect Awards $30K in Three “Branded” Scholarships

This is a press release from Women in Technology (WIT)

Atlanta, GA | For the very first time, three branded scholarships were awarded at the recent 21st annual WIT Connect 2015 (06/11/15) to three deserving young women from Women in Technology’s (WIT’s) Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus programs.  The companies providing the funds included CareerBuilder®, Edge Solutions and NCR Corporation
WIT Connect Presented by Dell brings technology leaders together with up-and-coming professionals for an entertaining evening of networking and competitive bidding.  Companies bid on “time” with executives from top Georgia corporations. This year, over 100 senior executives from 50-plus companies participated and raised over $300K in support of WIT programs and initiatives.
WIT on Campus CareerBuildHER by CareerBuilder® for $5,000
WIT awarded Sarina Bell the 2015 WIT on Campus CareerBuildHER Scholarship by CareerBuilder®. 
Sarina Bell is a HOPE Scholarship recipient and senior at Clayton State University, obtaining a B.S. in Information Technology with a minor in Computer Science. Sarina already has over seven years of experience within the IT field as an assistant to a project manager.  She serves on the executive board of Women Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Wi2STEM), and is an active member of WIT on Campus. 
At WIT Connect, Sarina shared, “I am honored to receive the CareerBuildHER scholarship by CareerBuilder® and to be part of a support system for women having a passion for STEM.”
“CareerBuilder and CareerBuildHER, a women’s alliance group within CareerBuilder, are proud to sponsor a $5,000 scholarship, awarded to Sarina Bell, to promote and support women pursuing careers in technology,” said Leslie Martin, Senior Director of Corporate Applications at CareerBuilder. “We admire Sarina’s desire to mentor other women entering the technology field and look forward to seeing her career evolve.”   
WIT on Campus Edge Solutions Scholarship for $5,000
WIT awarded Shayla Ellington the 2015 WIT on Campus Edge Solutions Scholarship.
Shayla Ellington, a 2015 Regent’s Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) participant and sophomore at Clayton State University, has identified a career in biomedical engineering and pediatric hematology as her goal. Shayla is a member of the Wi2STEM group on campus, and is a Student Ambassador for WIT on Campus initiatives.  She works closely with friends and mentors at Dayton Children’s Medical Center in order to advocate for sickle cell patients like herself.  Shayla is preparing to transition to Georgia Institute of Technology where she will realize her dream of being an amazing engineer.  
According to Shayla, “The Women in Technology program at Clayton State University has allowed me to network with women who strive to make a lasting impact in the STEM field. Through such programs as Campus Chat, Job Shadowing and Career Exploration, WIT on Campus has exposed me to companies and people that inspire me to do my very best.” 
“We are proud to be a sustaining sponsor of WIT, and especially to support amazing women like Shayla Ellington,” says Edge Solutions CEO Julie Haley.   “Not only is fostering diversity in the workforce the right thing to do, but we also believe this is a cornerstone of our success that has contributed to our exceptional growth in our industry.”  
Girls Get IT NCR Scholarship for $20,000
WIT awarded Kayla U. Evans the 2015 Girls Get IT NCR Scholarship.
The future looks bright resting in the hands of WIT’s GGIT participant, Kayla Evans! A soon to be 2015 International Baccalaureate graduate of Douglas County High School, Kayla will be a member of the Harvard University Class of 2019.  At Harvard, she plans to concentrate in neurobiology and later pursue a career in the field of biotechnology.  
Kayla reflected, “I would like to thank NCR for so generously funding this award. I truly appreciate (NCR) investing in the future of young women like me in such a “huge way.” The NCR scholarship sends a message that NCR is serious about making certain women have every opportunity to lead in the area of STEM. Thank you, WIT, for making this scholarship opportunity available through the Girls Get IT program, and thank you to the many companies and organizations that have hosted Girls Get IT events.”
“NCR is a proud supporter of WIT, and we’re honored to sponsor the 2015 Girls Get IT scholarship,” affirmed NCR IT Vice President Julie Untener. “As a global technology company, increasing opportunities for incredible young women like Kayla Evans who combine technical aptitude with personal drive and character is more than a responsibility - it’s an investment in the future as we look to the next generation of technology leaders.”
About CareerBuilder®
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit
About Edge Solutions
Alpharetta-based Edge Solutions delivers proactive technology solutions – including data center infrastructure and cloud services – that provide a competitive advantage to customers across the Southeast. A certified majority-women owned company, Edge Solutions “lives its values” of diversity by consciously including women at every level of its workforce, including its management team.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. 
About Women in Technology
Women in Technology, an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT is the largest, most active female-centered STEM organization in the metro Atlanta region. WIT has set a goal of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce by the year 2020.

Join STEMconnector at U.S. News STEM Solutions in San Diego!

From June 29 to July 1, 2015- U.S. News will be hosting the fourth annual STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference in San Diego, where over 1,500 stakeholders from diverse sectors of the STEM community will address challenges to finding qualified STEM workers in the U.S. and offer solutions through exciting new models in education and workforce development. We are excited to again partner with the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference this year in a number of exciting ways!

If you plan on attending, please take advantage of STEMconnector's discounted registration code and save yourself $100! The code is CONNECT100. There's still time to register.

And if you do attend, make sure you swing by and say hi to us at our booth- located in the "San Diego Zone" of the exhibit hall floor at Table 6. During breaks and the reception, staff members will be on hand with STEMconnector publications, white papers, some giveaways, and details on our STEM initiatives.

And all next week we will be covering news items coming out of the conference with a special U.S. News STEM Solutions section in STEMdaily. Follow @STEMsolutions and #STEMsolve on Twitter for live updates from San Diego, and also hear from the STEMconnector team by following @STEMconnector, @LorenaSoto & @TheodoreWells!

Upcoming #STEMHealth Forum: Moving at the Speed of Healthcare

On July 23, 2015, the University of Phoenix - College of Health Professions, Sodexo and STEMconnector will host a roundtable event, "Moving at the Speed of Healthcare: Intersection of Healthcare and the Healthcare Workforce Forum" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Join industry executives, higher education leaders and workforce development leaders for a national forum on the future of healthcare delivery and the emerging healthcare workforce. This interactive event will feature panel discussions with leading healthcare experts and cross-industry discussions with healthcare associations. Also participating are executive leaders from industry and technology, legal and research communities to offer practical insight for building a pipeline of qualified healthcare talent to enhance emerging trends and build a strong healthcare workforce.

At this session, you will learn:
  • How companies and government can collaborate with industry associations, educational institutions and other professional workforce development entities to implement cost-effective, industry-aligned education, training and professional development programs.
  • The implications of current and emerging technologies on healthcare delivery and the knowledge, skills and perspective required by the current and future healthcare workforce.
  • Which talent solutions can foster STEM and innovation capabilities while improving healthcare delivery.
The interactive format will also provide attendees an opportunity to engage with industry peers and present unique insights on emerging practices for meeting healthcare workforce demands. A white paper highlighting the session outcomes and participant contributions will be published following the event.
Here's a preview of the agenda for the #STEMHealth Forum:
08:15 am    REGISTRATION
08:40 am   KEYNOTE ONE
Health Care delivery systems are evolving to fulfill the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, meet and prepare for current and prospective population needs and implementing the appropriate economic model required to ensure ongoing viability.  This panel will explore the implications of the delivery system evolution including innovations being implemented and the associated change management and employee engagement requirements needed to ensure success.
  • Aon Hewitt - Kristi Savacool, Chief Executive Officer
  • IBM, Nicole Gardner, Vice President, US Federal Healthcare Industry Leader at IBM Global Business Services
  • Kaiser Permanente – Gregory A. Adams, Executive Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan; Group president, Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Mid-Atlantic States; President, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Sinai Health System - Karen Teitelbaum, President/Chief Executive Officer

Introduced and Moderated by Michael Norris, Chief Operating Officer and Market President, Sodexo

10:15 am BREAK
The provision of face-to-face care in a retail setting is a fairly recent innovation in Health Care delivery. It has evolved in response to a consumer desire for “convenience” of care. At the same time, there has been an increasing prevalence of a “virtual delivery” of care in the marketplace. It has evolved in response to a consumer and legislative need for “access” to care. At the intersection of these trends, how can the retail segment leverage the personal touch experience offered by retail and the new healthcare delivery models while also embracing the possibilities of virtual delivery? (Walk-in clinics, retail store pharmacies & tele-health, etc.)
Introduced and Moderated by James Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA University Research Chair Center for Healthcare Research School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix
  • Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, STEMconnector®
12:00 pm    KEYNOTE TWO
  • Michelle Washko: Deputy Director, National Center on Healthcare Workforce Analysis- Department of Health and Human Services
Over time, payers, practitioners and consumers have been challenged to define and measure quality due to continuous medical discoveries and innovation. Within the recent past, changes in the healthcare delivery system have thrust quality of care into sharp focus. The emergence of this disruptive technology -- both from within and outside of health care – presents challenges and opportunities to the measurement of quality of care delivered via tele-health new modes of access, such as video conferencing, streaming and wireless communications.  How is the quality care issue addressed in this fast past changing environment?
  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved - Craig A. Kennedy, MPH, Executive Director
  • National Health Law Program - Leonardo Cuello, Director, Health Policy
  • Pascal Metrics / Children’s National Health System - David Stockwell, VP Clinical Services / Medical Staff President
  • Women’s Choice Awards - Delia Passi, CEO & Founder
  • Cigna – (Confirmed, Speaker TBD)
Introduced and Moderated by Betty Nelson, PhD, RN, Academic Dean, School of Nursing, University of Phoenix
The need for expanded access to quality healthcare, combined with the pressure to lower the cost of healthcare delivery, and the advancement in technological capabilities, are driving virtual healthcare as an accepted form of healthcare delivery.  This evolving form of care and access will have an effect on the skills, experience, training, and formal education requirements of the future healthcare workforce.  This diverse panel session, consisting of healthcare industry executives, will discuss the ways that healthcare organizations can develop the workforce skills necessary to support this innovation.  The panel will address the shift in workforce requirements related to the use and impact of technology, shifts in clinical care procedures, compliance with government regulations, and the effect on payment/reimbursement procedures.
  • Workcred (an affiliate of ANSI), Roy Swift, Executive Director
  • Bellevue College, Patricia Dombrowski, Executive Director, Health Workforce Consortium, Life Science Informatics Center
  • District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, Cheryl Feldman, Executive Director
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System, David Gill, Director, Talent Management 
Introduced and Moderated by: Dennis Bonilla, Executive Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology, University of Phoenix
02:30 pm   BREAK
Given the transformation underway in this dynamic health care environment, organizations are focusing on enhanced capabilities, collaborative partnerships, and revamped business models to drive future success and standing. To achieve these strategic imperatives, the role of health care leaders has never been more complex, meaningful, and important. In this interactive panel discussion, participants will share perspectives on current leadership priorities, as well as key skills and competencies that are driving health care innovation.
Introduced and Moderated by Joe Frick, Executive Vice Chairman, Diversified Search / Former CEO & President and Current Vice Chair of the Board Independence Blue Cross
  • Michael Norris, Chief Operating Officer and Market President, Sodexo
  • Light Refreshments will be served
05:00 pm   END OF DAY
By Invitation Only: To request an invitation, please contact



Symantec Honors Five Teach For America Educators for Classroom Innovation

This is a press release from Symantec and TFA
The Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards Recognize Teachers Whose Breakthrough Ideas Are Transforming Both Education and the Lives of Students

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2015 | Symantec and Teach For America announced today the five winners of the annual Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards. The winning teachers were selected from urban and rural regions across the country based on their successful innovation, collaboration, and measurable impact in the classroom.
The following educators will each receive a $1,000 personal award and a $1,500 resource grant to further fuel innovative teaching in their schools:
Hilah Barbot (Greater New Orleans Corps ’09) & Adam Kohler (Greater New Orleans Corps ’08)
College Writing Buddies Close Writing Achievement Gap
A partnership with freshmen at Tulane University has Hilah's and Adam's fifth through eighth grade students improving their writing skills in a fun and interactive way.
Staci Childs (Houston Corps ’13)
Special Camp Creates Behavior Change
EDGE is a daily after-school program where students engage in a variety of activities that range from exercise to cooking, and from art to nutrition—in addition to holding discussions centered on social justice. Staci created the program after seeing an increase in the amount of school suspensions within her elementary school.
Rachel Weislow (Massachusetts Corps ’13)
Storybook Café Pushes ESL Students to Tell Their Story and Increases Language Skills
Storybook Cafe is a unique program created by Rachel where ESL students work to compose their own stories, which range from holiday tales to culturally relevant fairytales to their own family immigration stories.
Bobby Moore (Baltimore Corps ’11)
Students Secure Funding to Further Their Passions
Bobby created an online platform, Student Opportunities & Academic Resources, to teach students the web-based communication and presentation skills that are paramount to their future success.
David Gillis (New Jersey Corps ’13)
Google Survey Turned Into Engaging Interactive Worksheet
By combining Google Survey with his coding skills, David created an interactive classroom worksheet system that provides immediate feedback on student work and tracks progress in real-time. 
“We’re thrilled to spotlight the innovation our teachers are doing on a daily basis to improve student learning,” said Dr. Joseph Wilson, managing director of Teach For America’s STEM Initiative. “We’re so thankful to Symantec for their support of our educators, their students, and their communities.”
The Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were created to elevate innovative classroom practices that add value to students’ lives and help them reach their full potential. They are open to the more than 21,000 Teach For America corps members and alumni teachers. Educators submitted their innovations via an online application form and video. The 5 winners were chosen among 10 finalists after a nationwide public voting period.
“K-12 education plays a powerful role in children’s academic, career, and personal outcomes—and every child deserves access to a high-quality education,” said Cecily Joseph, vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec.  “Across all subjects and disciplines, we believe that effective teaching requires innovation. We’re thrilled to support the 2015 Symantec Innovation in Teaching Award winners as they work to expand their impact and open doors for their students.”
Symantec and Teach For America are committed to working toward the day when all students will have access to the educational opportunities that will prepare them for success in college and careers. Symantec has supported Teach For America since 1997, and beginning in 2008 became a critical partner in fostering diversity for the program—enabling Teach For America to recruit, train, and support a diverse corps of our nation’s emerging leaders to commit to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.  In 2014, Teach For America welcomed its most diverse corps ever, including 50 percent of incoming teachers who identify as people of color, 47 percent who are Pell Grant recipients (a reliable indicator of low-income background), and one-third who come to the corps with graduate school or professional experience.
About Symantec
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings – anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company’s more than 21,500 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. In fiscal 2013, it recorded revenues of $6.9 billion. To learn more go to or connect with Symantec at:
About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, 10,600 corps members are teaching in 50 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 37,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Discovery Education's Dr. Cindy Moss Honored with 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from Insight Into Diversity Magazine

This is a press release from Discovery Education

Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, Dr. Moss Recognized for Inspiring and Encouraging a New Generation of Young Women to Consider Careers in STEM

Silver Spring, Md. (June 23, 2015) | Insight Into Diversity magazine has honored Discovery Education’s Dr. Cindy Moss with its 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, which recognizes 100 remarkable women whose work and achievements not only encourage others in their individual STEM fields, but also inspire a new generation of young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A nationally respected thought leader in STEM, Dr. Moss has more than 25 years of experience in STEM education and currently oversees STEM initiatives for Discovery Education that empower educators worldwide to inspire students’ curiosity and prepare them for success beyond the classroom.
As Discovery Education’s director of global STEM initiatives, Dr. Moss develops powerful programs providing students, educators, and administrators unique opportunities to engage in STEM education. Among Dr. Moss’ many achievements has been the creation and launch of Discovery Education STEM Camp. A dynamic series of standards-aligned curricula, STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more to immerse students in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering. STEM Camp is used by schools, school districts, non-profit organizations, and parents for use as part of summer camps, after-school STEM programs or wherever support is needed. STEM Camp offers multiple sessions designed especially to engage girls in STEM and encourage them to pursue their education and careers in these increasingly important fields.
Dr. Moss has contributed to additional STEM programs including the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for grades 5-8; Support our Science (S.O.S.), a multi-year effort launched in partnership with Science Channel to empower educators with the resources necessary to create digital learning environments that spark and grow students’ curiosity in STEM; and Discovery Education STEM Academies, which provide educators with new instructional strategies to engage students in STEM education and prepare them to be effective problem-solvers and lifelong learners.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Insight Into Diversity with the 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award,” said Dr. Cindy Moss, director of global STEM initiatives, Discovery Education. “STEM education is crucial for the future of our country, and through engaging initiatives and interactive experiences like Discovery Education STEM Camp, I hope to inspire and empower all children to become the creators, innovators, and leaders of tomorrow.”
Insight Into Diversity’s 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award showcases the careers and initiatives of women in STEM professions who continue to make a difference through mentoring and teaching, research, successful programs and initiatives, and are working to inspire and encourage a new generation of young women to consider careers in STEM. As a recipient of this national honor, Dr. Moss will be featured in the upcoming September STEM issue of Insight Into Diversity magazine along with 99 other recipients from academia, government, corporate, and non-profit industries. The issue will publish online and in print on August 24, 2015.
“To advance diversity, promote equality, and build a stronger U.S. workforce, we at Insight Into Diversity recognize the importance of increasing the number of women working in STEM professions,” said Lenore Pearlstein, Publisher, Insight Into Diversity. “Our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Moss and Discovery Education on receiving this prestigious national honor. She is truly inspirational to all of us who are working so diligently to make a difference in the lives of all women and other underrepresented individuals.”
Prior to joining Discovery Education, Dr. Moss was director of STEM for North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), where she led the district’s efforts to improve science teaching and was responsible for overseeing STEM curriculum for more than 130,000 students. Under her leadership, CMS teachers earned national awards and schools partnered with businesses to provide real-world STEM lessons for students. Dr. Moss also taught biology, chemistry and other high school science courses.
In addition to being honored with Insight Into Diversity’s 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, Dr. Moss was recognized in STEMconnector’s inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM publication in 2012. She was also recognized with the North Carolina Science, Math and Technology Administrator Award in 2010, a 2010 Woman of Distinction in STEM Award from the Charlotte Girls Scouts, and in 2001, she won a National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. Dr. Moss has given presentations across the globe on best practices in science teaching and authored numerous articles, textbook chapters and books for the National Parks Service and National Science Teachers Association. She is a member of the National Council of Supervisors of Math and the Urban Math Leaders Network, among many other STEM-related organizations.
Dr. Moss holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she participated in the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship program. She also holds a doctorate in science curriculum and instruction from the Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.
“Discovery Education is proud to count Cindy among our accomplished team of educators passionate about supporting the success of each learner,” said Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO, Discovery Education. “Cindy’s dedication to finding new ways to engage all students in STEM is remarkable, and this recognition is a well-deserved honor.”
For more information about the Inspiring Women in STEM Award, visit
About Insight Into Diversity
INSIGHT Into Diversity is the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education today. For 40 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity has connected potential employees with institutions and businesses choosing to embrace a workforce more reflective of our local and national communities.
In recent years, the magazine has striven to advance the national conversation about diversity and inclusion through thought-provoking articles on current trends and relevant news; interviews with innovators, thought leaders, and experts; explorations of best practices; and profiles of successful programs and initiatives. We hope to engage readers in the goal of achieving a more truly inclusive culture on both academic and corporate campuses.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at

Education Sector Represents Over One-Third Of All Detected Malware-Related Events, According To New Report From NTT Com Security

The following is a press release from PRWeb
Students, faculty and staff beware: education continues to represent more than one-third of all detected malware events during 2014, according to the 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) from NTT Com Security that analyzed attacks, threats and trends from over six billion attacks last year.
As schools become the host of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), connecting large amounts of users to public networks through a variety of devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones), cyber criminals know to target this vulnerable audience segment, resulting in this sector having the most detected malware-related events. Students and staff use these vulnerable networks to check grades, schedule meetings, log into financial assets, and more, opening up their personally identifiable information to criminals.
“The history of open networks at education institutes has resulted in network architectures where there is usually no strong separation between areas containing sensitive data and untrusted areas where professors, students or visitors can connect,” stated Chris Camejo, director of assessment services for NTT Com Security US. “This makes it more difficult to prevent, detect and respond to attacks. IT officials must develop a strategy that is custom to the BYOD culture that they have embraced.”
The report focused on the changing threat landscape and quantifiable shifts throughout 2014 that altered corporate risk and required re-evaluation of risk posture, which requires organizational security transformation.

ISTE 2015 to Bring Upwards of 18,000 Educators, 500 Ed Tech Companies to Philadelphia, June 28-July 1

The following is a press release from PRWeb.
Upwards of 18,000 educators and 500 ed tech companies from around the globe are coming to Philadelphia, June 28-July 1 for the world’s most comprehensive ed tech event, ISTE 2015. Attendees will enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats and a massive expo hall in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Part idea incubator and part collaborative workspace, ISTE 2015 is the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®), the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world.
Thirty-two unique ed tech start-up companies will showcase their innovative applications designed to transform learning and teaching in the Expo’s Start-Up Pavilion. Plus, 12 companies will compete in a three-round Ed Tech Start-Up Pitch Fest where a panel of designated judges and conference attendees will name the most promising ed tech start-up companies of ISTE 2015.


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