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.

Join our Internet of Things (IoT) Town Hall on May 20th!


The Internet connects virtually everything. Over the last decade, however, Internet connectivity has migrated to "things" in addition to computers. From cars and mobile devices to thermostats and lawn mowers to power plants and stoplights, every aspect of the world around us is connected. This phenomenon, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), will have implications for our future workforce.

This Virtual Town Hall will shed light on how industry is implementing this innovation into their business models and the implications for their workforce. The program will provide an overview of national trends followed by industry viewpoints. Viewers can watch live on YouTube and engage in a live dialogue on Google+ or on Twitter with the hashtag #STEMIoT.
Featured Speakers include:
More to be announced!



Call for Entries in the 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

This is a press release from The Siemens Foundation & Discovery Education

Registration Opens for Premier Research Competition, Chance to Win College Scholarships of up to $100,000
Regional competition rounds will be conducted virtually for the first-time ever. 
ISELIN, N.J., May 1, 2015 | Registration has opened for The 2015 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier science research competition for high school students. Registration and submission instructions are now available online at
The deadline for receipt of entries is Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Siemens Competition, established in 1999, is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, administered by Discovery Education. Each year, the program invites high school students nationwide to submit original research projects in math, science and technology for the opportunity to win college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000. Students can compete as individuals or as members of a team.  
This year, the regional competition rounds will be held on-line, in a secure virtual environment.  Participants will present their projects via a secure cloud-based technology platform to a panel of judges who will be assembled at regional hosting universities in November.  
“We’re excited about our ability to take advantage of today’s technologies to improve accessibility and convenience for our participants at the regional level,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation. 
The regional judging will take place at six leading research universities across the country: California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame and The University of Texas at Austin. 
Winners of these Regional Finals will be invited to present their research in-person to nationally renowned scientists and mathematicians at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in December at The George Washington University.     
"The Siemens Competition continues to showcase the extraordinary potential of today’s youth," explained Etzwiler. "The STEM research that comes out of this competition is a great reminder of America’s continuing ability to innovate,” he continued, “what these kids are developing today is mind blowing – not only in difficulty and complexity, but in its ability to affect change and improve lives.”
Last year’s Grand Prize individual winner developed a new theoretical approach that will improve program obstacle avoidance for drones and self-driving cars. The winning team created a computer model that simulates how a tree will grow in varying conditions which will help optimize resource investments of tree plantations – an important factor in mitigating climate change -- and improve current practices in harvesting timber and growing tree-based foods. The previous year, winning teams identified potent influenza virus inhibitors, which could be used to protect against future influenza outbreaks, and characterized a gene that confers protective resistance to ozone pollution, to protect crops against damage. Video, photos and bios of the 2014 finalists are available at:
The Siemens Foundation
The Siemens Foundation has invested more than $85 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math. The Siemens Foundation mission is inspired by a culture of innovation, research and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens’ companies.  For further information, visit or follow @sfoundation.
Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content 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.  Available in over half of all U.S. schools, community colleges and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate 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



Foster Introduces Amendment To Increase Funding For Scientific R&D

This is a press release from the Office of Congressman Bill Foster

April 30, 2015 — Washington, DC | Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) introduced an amendment to increase funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The office provides funding for our national labs and supports a wide range of scientific research and development.
Foster’s amendment would increase funding for the Office of Science by almost $240 million, bringing total funding up to meet the President’s request. 
Video of Foster speaking about the amendment is available here (and embedded below).
Text of Foster’s remarks is below:
Madame Chairman – I rise today to offer an amendment to address an imbalance in our efforts to promote the long-term economic and national security interests of the United States.
This appropriations bill would underfund the Office of Science by almost $240 million below the President’s request for the next fiscal year. 
My amendment would correct this, by bringing the Office of Science account up to the President’s request level. 
Investments in the DOE Office of Science and it’s laboratories have supported American innovation and discovery science at the forefront of the physical sciences and engineering. 
It’s impossible and unwise to ignore the value of our national labs.  They have helped answer fundamental questions on how the universe works, supported breakthroughs in fields as diverse as medicine and astronomy, and developments in industry that drive our economy.
Investments in our labs have led to the construction of accelerators and detectors that enable our scientists to discover new particles - including quarks and the Higgs Boson - to help explain the nature of the universe in matter, energy, space and time.
Physicists have used their fundamental research to develop new technologies, including the PET scan, which is used every day to treat patients diagnosed with cancerous tumors.
The Office of Science has also supported the training of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers for more than 60 years.
We need to maintain a competitive advantage now more than ever.
While the US is reducing investments in federal R&D, Europe and Asia have been increasing investments.
In 1968, we spent 9.1 percent of the budget on research and development, and today we are spending only 3.6 percent.
If this trend continues, it won’t be long before China’s investments in R&D will far outpace our own.
The Office of Science is not only an important investment in our future; it’s a valuable investment in our economy.  
Our national labs, and the major user facilities housed at those labs, are some of the greatest tools we have to offer  researchers and industry.
They are also important contributors to the local economy, the economic impact of Argonne and Fermilab in Illinois is estimated to be more than $1.3 billion annually.
Those who seek to underfund and eliminate federal programs often say that the private sector can do it better. But when it comes to fundamental scientific research, that simply is not an option. 
The Office of Science is responsible for building and maintaining research facilities which many private companies rely on, but are far too big for any single business or university to develop.
These user facilities, such as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, are a critical research tool to academics and industry alike. For example, Eli Lilly conducts nearly half of the research in their drug discovery portfolio at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne.  But the funding levels in this bill will threaten the Advanced Photon Source and other critical projects. 
At a time of ongoing economic stress, we must continue to develop the next generation of the American technical workforce.  As other world powers are growing, and challenging our position as the global leader in science and innovation, we cannot let the number of American scientists and researchers, or the quality of their research facilities, diminish. 
Bringing the office of science budget up to the President’s request is crucial to maintaining that quality.
I would also like to briefly discuss the offset, which is the NNSA’s Weapons Activities Account.
It is important for us to recognize that we need to strike the right balance between defending our country today and investing in scientific research for the future.
I would argue that maintaining an advantage as the global leader in science and technology makes us much more secure than amassing and maintaining excessive numbers of nuclear weapons.
Madame Speaker, I rise today because we must continue to invest in American innovation and fully fund the research and development conducted through the DOE Office of Science.
But I understand that the majority party has the power to block that funding and that there will be a point of order pending against this amendment.
So with that, I ask for unanimous consent to withdraw my amendment.

Patricia Arquette, Multiple Award Winning Actor And Humanitarian, To Lead A Stellar Line Up Of Speakers At 21st Annual Women In Technology Summit

This is a press release from WITI

Santa Clara, CA, April 21, 2015 | WITI (Women in Technology International), the leading global business organization for women in technology with more than 150,000 members worldwide, announced today its keynote speakers and session topics for its 21st Annual Summit. The Summit will focus on IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Leadership, Cloud, Community Brand Building and how women in technology are enhancing our lives and world by bringing the “Internet to Life”. WITI is still taking reservations for the Summit that will be held May 31-June 2, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton San Jose. For more information visit
WITI is pleased to announce that Patricia Arquette continues her quest to share her thoughts on equality for women by kicking off the event from 5:00 – 5:45 on May 31. Arquette, who recently won an Oscar© for best actress for her work in the movie Boyhood, continues to make headlines about her passionate acceptance speech about equal rights for women. Arquette currently plays the leading role in the television series CSI:Cyber where she plays a Cyber psychologist who tracks and solves online illegal activity. WITI believes that Arquette’s passion for women’s equality and her other causes will help inspire ALL women worldwide to believe that they are unique and need to believe in themselves, their purpose, and the value they bring to others.   
“WITI supports women worldwide in technology more than ever as they continue to leave tech in droves while facing challenges such as equal pay, recognition for their work, and promotions at executive levels,” explains Carolyn Leighton, WITI founder and chairwoman. We are excited to have such a diverse and acclaimed group of speakers who will share how they are not only “talking the talk” but are also “walking the walk” to overcome the obstacles and challenges they have and continue to face in their careers.”   
The Annual Summit continues to bring together a diverse group of speakers, sponsors, partners, and attendees who want to empower, inspire, and build communities of professional, women in technology.  WITI's mission is to help women and men understand that advancing women is good for business, help women replace their anger and frustration with strategy, and replace competition with collaboration.
Patricia Arquette, Actor, Humanitarian, Co-Founder of GiveLove
“Emboldening Women To Believe They Have A Purpose”
Linda Bernardi, Chief Innovation Officer, Cloud And IoT, IBM
“Disruption, Innovation, IoT, and Women: Disrupt to Succeed!”
Tiffani Bova, Vice President And Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
“Reimagine IT: The Digital Dragon is Upon Us!”
Sandy Carter, General Manager/Cloud Ecosystem & Developers, And Social Business Evangelist, IBM
“Geek Girls are Chic: Five Career Hacks”
Wendy Wallbridge, President / Executive Coach, On Your Mark
“Spiraling Up for the WITI Summit!” 
  • Executive speaking
  • Personal branding
  • The importance of workforce diversity
  • Making the Internet of everything real
  • Designing positive customer outcomes
  • How Millennials are shaping the future
  • Creating a purpose-driven career
  • Effectively connecting with your community
  • How serious games are changing the world
  • Wearable technologies and how they are changing the world
  • Healthcare IT
  • Running a successful start-up
  • Managing winning teams
Speakers and topics are subject to change.  For the latest information on the agenda and speakers, visit
To register for WITI's 2015 Annual Summit, please visit  Registration is open through the entire event.  
WITI, founded in 1989 by Carolyn Leighton, is the world's leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of exceptionally successful women leaders, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. For more information please visit

Micron Foundation Sponsors Tinker Shop at Children's Science Center Lab

This is a press release from Children's Science Center

April 22, 2015 (Northern Virginia) | The Micron Foundation today presented a $75,000 sponsorship for the Tinker Shop at the Children’s Science Center Lab located in the Fair Oaks Mall.
The Tinker Shop area is designed to inspire future makers and engineers by providing opportunities to make, create, build, test, deconstruct, and rebuild. Sample activities include exploring circuitry and robotics, taking apart electronics, creating simple and chain reaction machines, and building and testing objects and aerodynamics.
“Micron is proud to sponsor the Tinker Shop to inspire creativity and engineering skills needed for the workforce in Northern Virginia and beyond,” commented Dee Mooney, Executive Director of the Micron Foundation. “Programs and places like this inspire the type of innovation happening every day at our Manassas facility and other manufacturing locations around the world.”
Opening this summer, the 5,400 sq. ft. Lab at Fair Oaks Mall will be the region’s first interactive museum where families and school groups can explore STEM concepts through hands-on activities. The site’s programming areas include: Inspiration Hub, Tinker Shop, Experiment Bar, Discovery Zone and a multipurpose space nicknamed the Garage.
“The Children’s Science Center is thrilled to deepen our relationship with Micron as we open our first physical site this summer at the Lab,” said Children’s Science Center Executive Director Nene Spivy. “We appreciate Micron’s ongoing leadership and commitment to STEM education in Northern Virginia.”
About the Children’s Science Center:
The Children’s Science Center is an interactive children’s museum planned for Northern Virginia that will offer hands-on exhibits, activities and programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We seek to instill a love of learning STEM in all children by providing unique opportunities to explore, create, and be inspired. Our full scale center is being developed in the Kincora Development, near Dulles, Virginia, with a planned opening in 2020. Today, we offer community programs that bring hands-on science activities to thousands of children in our area. In June 2015, we will open the Children’s Science Center Lab, our first operating site, at Fair Oaks Mall, a dynamic, interactive, educational and fun activity space where the region’s families and school groups can visit to experience STEM hands-on any day of the year. The Children’s Science Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more at
About the Micron Foundation and Micron Technology, Inc:
The Micron Technology Foundation, Inc., a private, non-profit organization established in 1999 with a gift from Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), is committed to the advancement of education and local communities. The Micron Foundation partners with educators to spark a passion in youth for science, technology, engineering and math; engineers the future for students; and enriches the communities through strategic giving where team members live, work and volunteer. To learn more, visit
Micron Technology, Inc., headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is a global leader in semiconductors, specializing in memory chips. Micron’s Manassas location is the site of the company’s flagship 300mm wafer fabrication facility deploying its most advanced memory technology. With more than 1,700 team members in Northern Virginia, the facility manufactures memory components used in cell phones, personal computers, consumer electronics, networking equipment, servers, and automotive industry. Micron’s memory chips have been Virginia’s largest manufactured export for the last several years.

UPSers Volunteer at VEX Robotics World Championships

This is a guest blog post from UPS

Event prepares future innovators for STEM-based careers

Imagine a darkened arena filled with more than 15,000 excited students loudly cheering in anticipation of the announcement they’ve waited for all year. The arena then lights up with lasers, fireworks and the stage lights come up to reveal, not the latest video game, but the 2015-2016 Robotics challenge.  
The Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC) has managed to accomplish something that has challenged educators, school systems, and technology companies – how to increase the number of students engaged and excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) -based careers.  
Each year, REC hosts VEX Worlds, the Robotics World Championship, bringing together the top robotics teams from around the world, celebrating their accomplishments and competing with and against the best of the best. More than 800 teams from 30 countries participated in this year’s event in Louisville, KY.  
“VEX Worlds coming to Louisville provides a unique opportunity to showcase UPS technology and UPS as a technology company to the top future innovators of the world,” says Kim Felix, Vice President of UPS’s Information Services (I.S.) Transportation Technology Group (TTG) Portfolio.    
UPS I.S. and its Air Region joined forces as sponsors of the event this year; and the UPS TTG University Engagement Committee (UEC) organized volunteers to support the event in a variety of roles ranging from participant check-in, to robot inspections, referees and competition judges for the four-day event at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 
The VEX program supports students from elementary through collegiate levels. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management and critical thinking. 
“REC is a great partner for us,” added Felix. “It is successfully building and growing the pipeline of talent we need to advance technology and grow our business at UPS. We’re looking forward to continuing the partnership and our support for the program.”



Infosys Foundation USA Partners with to Bring Computer Science Education to Millions of Students Across the U.S.

This is a press release from Infosys Foundation USA

Infosys Foundation USA Chairperson Vandana Sikka joins's board. Teacher training expanded to middle and high schools.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2015 (PRNewswire) | Infosys Foundation USA, a non-profit organization focused on bridging the digital divide in America, has announced a partnership with to expand access to computer science education for millions of students across the United States. The program includes professional development for teachers, curriculum development and social outreach programs.

Infosys Foundation USA has also committed its support to's annual Hour of Code initiative, a global grassroots campaign that has introduced millions of students to computer science in over 180 countries. will run its third Hour of Code campaign in December 2015, encouraging students of all ages to try a one-hour computer science tutorial. These lessons are designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
With the support of Infosys Foundation USA, will be able to expand its professional development program, training approximately 350 middle and high school teachers across the United States.
The partnership is part of the Foundation's larger mission to expand computer science education and training in the United States, particularly for those in underrepresented communities.
With this announcement, Infosys Foundation USA becomes a Platinum-level sponsor of, providing not only financial support but also resources and extensive experience in computer science education.
The Chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA, Vandana Sikka, has been appointed to the Board. Sikka's background includes a master's degree in computer science and a successful track record in product design, development and management in several Silicon Valley startups. She joins fellow board members, including representatives from companies such as Google, Microsoft and
Hadi Partovi, CEO, 
"The United States is forecast to have one million unfilled computer science jobs by 2020. This support from Infosys Foundation USA will play a major role in's efforts to broaden access to computer science education, empower teachers and help students of all backgrounds to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow."
Vandana Sikka, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation USA 
"Our partnership with will accelerate our goal to give all children the skills they need to become creators, not just consumers, of technology. Computing skills aren't just for software engineers anymore. They are becoming as foundational as science and language arts. As a parent, I feel strongly that every child should have the opportunity to learn these skills."
About is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Its vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. After launching in 2013, organized the Hour of Code campaign - which has introduced over 100 million students to computer science to date - and partnered with more than 60 public school districts nationwide to expand computer science programs. is supported by philanthropic donations from corporations, foundations and generous individuals, including Microsoft, Infosys Foundation USA, The Ballmer Family Giving, Omidyar Network and others. Learn more at and follow on Twitter @codeorg.
About Infosys Foundation USA 
Infosys Foundation USA is a non-profit focused on bridging the digital divide in America. It aims to give children, young adults and workers across the United States the skills they need to become creators, not just consumers, of technology. Infosys Foundation USA supports computer science education and training, particularly for those in under-represented communities.  Support includes grants and domain expertise for non-profit organizations involved in delivering services, research and advocacy. Infosys Foundation USA builds on the 20-year community-focused heritage of the Infosys Foundation.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Acquire Scholastic’s Educational Technology and Services Business for $575 Million

The following is a press release from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ: HMHC) (HMH) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Educational Technology and Services (“EdTech”) business of Scholastic Corporation for $575 million in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments. 
The acquisition would provide HMH with a leading position in intervention curriculum and services and extend its product offerings in key growth areas, including educational technology, early learning, and education services, creating a more comprehensive offering for students, teachers and schools. The transaction is expected to be accretive to HMH net income and free cash flow in 2016  and to yield synergies in 2016 and beyond with annual cost savings of $10 to $20 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second calendar quarter of 2015, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approval. 
The transaction would provide added digital infrastructure and expertise to support the continued development of next-generation products for HMH’s pre-K-12 and consumer businesses. In addition, HMH believes that combining EdTech’s digital intervention solutions sales expertise with HMH’s already strong sales organization will create new opportunities and accelerate the Company’s growth. 
“As HMH drives a learning transformation powered by technology, we believe the EdTech segment of Scholastic will strengthen our offering in both K-12 and other key growth areas, including digital intervention, early learning, consumer and professional development,” commented Linda K. Zecher, HMH’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that by diversifying our education portfolio, we will be taking an important step toward optimizing our growth while also enhancing our resiliency throughout economic and market cycles.”
The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States as well as related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services. The business consists of proven-effective intervention solutions, including READ 180®, the largest individual digital curriculum program in the marketplace, and MATH 180®, which is fast becoming a market leader since its introduction in 2014. HMH expects this transaction would enable the company to more comprehensively address upcoming K-12 adoptions and the needs of students in those markets who would benefit from an intervention solution. 
The management team of the EdTech business, including its President Margery Mayer, is expected to remain with the business as part of HMH. The business’ approximate 800 employees are also expected to join HMH upon transaction close. 

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Pledges $1.2 Million to the SAE Foundation to Support STEM Education

This is a press release from the SAE Foundation

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has awarded $1.2 Million to the SAE Foundation in support of its efforts to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through SAE International’s award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM) program and ensure the technical competency of the future talent pool.

WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 | Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) has awarded $1.2 Million to the SAE Foundation in support of its efforts to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through SAE International’s award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM) program and ensure the technical competency of the future talent pool. The SAE Foundation’s relentless pursuit of innovative, effective STEM education is made possible by corporations like Kia Motors – innovation and continuous improvement are key components of the Kia brand’s core values and A World In Motion exemplifies this in its curriculum design and delivery, as well as, its’ ability to create the next generation of innovators.

“On behalf of all KMMG team members, we are excited to continue our partnership with SAE and for even more local students in Harris and Chambers Counties to join students in Troup County who have been benefitting from this fantastic program,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s senior vice president of human resources and administration. “This curriculum is making a big impact, and as a learning organization, Kia understands that the students of today will be our workforce of tomorrow.”
By investing in SAE’s AWIM program over the next three years, Kia is ensuring that students in both Georgia and Alabama are not only prepared to be potential employees, but that they will also enrich their communities by being excellent problem solvers and analytical thinkers: innovators who provide practical solutions to everyday problems.
“Kia understands that A World In Motion’s carefully crafted curriculum based on the Engineering Design Experience secures a learning process that instills problem solving and the skills of working in teams, communication, analytical thinking and data analysis that will facilitate lifetime learning and career success,” commented Lori Gatmaitan, Director, SAE Foundation.
About SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation, the charitable arm of SAE International, encourages and increases student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It funds awards and scholarships as well as full continuum of K-16 STEM educational programs, including A World In Motion®, F1 in Schools, and the Collegiate Design Series™. SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. Contact: Shawn Andreassi, SAE International, 1-724-772-8522 or pr(at)
About AWIM 
SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program is a teacher-administered, industry volunteer-assisted program that brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to life in the classroom for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Benchmarked to the national education standards, AWIM incorporates the laws of physics, motion, flight and electronics into age-appropriate hands on activities that reinforce classroom STEM curriculum.
About SAE International 
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting more than 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
About KMMG 
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Sorento CUV and the Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models in the U.S.

Camp Invention Celebrates 25 Years Of Inspiring Curiosity And Creativity

This is a press release from Camp Invention

The Nation's Premier Summer Enrichment Day Camp Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Will Illuminate Your Child's Summer

CANTON, Ohio, April 24, 2015 (PRNewswire) | Camp Invention's 25th Anniversary marks a milestone in STEM education, creative thinking and innovation that is a driving force in the future of our children and the future of our nation. To celebrate, Camp Invention, the nation's premier summer enrichment day camp for grades one through six, has elevated its 2015 curriculum with the help of innovation giants, including National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Inductees, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) representatives and high-profile educators.
The 2015 Camp Invention program, "Illuminate™," will encourage students to explore their inventiveness through an innovation laboratory, investigation of circuits and taking on a nature-inspired design challenge. As they build and make discoveries, they will have a chance to invent a prototype from scratch and explore math from a new angle when they create origami flight models during team-building exercises.
"I hope to have been a real-life inspiration for young thinkers, movers and shakers," said Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam® camera stabilizer and 2013 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee. "Along with my fellow Inductees, I look forward to seeing this year's program and helping to ignite the inventive spark in all Camp Invention participants. I hope they see that an inventor's journey is an endless and adventurous path."
According to a Harris Poll study, conducted by Dr. Harris Cooper, professor of psychology at University of Missouri-Columbia, the top indicator for parents that their child has an inventive mind is if they have an interest in learning how things work and enjoy taking things apart. Camp Invention taps into today's "maker movement," making geek chic and encouraging inventors, designers and tinkers to have an admiration for curiosity, learning, artisan design and powerful technology. This focus establishes self-esteem, collaboration, persistence, communication and goal-setting skills to propel the advancement of our Camp participants in education and in life.
The Camp Invention program annually impacts more than 112,000 children at 1,200 plus sites across the nation. Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community. To find a camp in your local community, visit our Camp Finder or for additional information, visit
"For 25 years we have promoted creativity and advanced the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship," said Invent Now, Inc. CEO Michael Oister, which coordinates Camp Invention. "For decades to come, we will continue to encourage students that go through Camp Invention to think outside the box and embrace their inquisitive minds to explore, create and invent. We will set a precedent that inspiration and innovation are not limited by age or generation, which is evident by Camp Invention."
New in 2015, Camp Invention, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors Competition and the USPTO will establish a nationwide call to action to inspire innovation in America. This movement is called Innovation Echo and challenges everyone to join together and think creatively, offer ideas and solve problems so that we can continue to change the world for the better. Innovation Echo will be integrated into the 2015 Illuminate™ curriculum as a take home project for Camp Invention in 2015 that will keep Campers motivated to innovate throughout the summer. They will work closely with their parents to come up with ways create solutions for the 2015 challenge, Tomorrow's Brightest Days – Solutions for Energy Conservation, and share their ideas on Camp Invention social media properties. The winning idea will be awarded a spot in the 2016 Innovation Echo showcase next May in Washington, D.C.
"Camp Invention provides the USPTO with the opportunity to inspire our youth to innovate and introduce them to the importance of protecting their intellectual property through the patent system," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee. "We are excited for this year's curriculum and integration with Innovation Echo because it creates additional depth and longevity to inspire even more children to pursue an interest in STEM."
Get ready for all the exciting opportunities in 2015 to think, make and create. Join Camp Invention and Innovation Echo and help shape the future of our nation by using #thinkmakecreate and #InnoEcho15.
About Camp Invention: 
Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children in grades one through six to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some the world's great inventors. Camp Invention, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Collegiate Inventors Competition serve as the authority on inspiring invention and compose Invent Now. This nationwide nonprofit organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present and future. Since 1990, our education programs have served over 1 MILLION children and 125,000 teachers and Leadership Interns.
About Invent Now: 
The mission of Invent Now is to be a catalyst for change through recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Invent Now was founded in 1973 as the National Inventors Hall of Fame, now a supporting organization, with the mission of recognizing and honoring the great inventors of our time. A supporting organization of Invent Now, Inc., the National Inventors Hall of Fame honors individuals in recognition of their patented inventions that have created entire industries and driven this nation's economic progress.


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