Students, SRS experts engage in ‘STEMulating’ conversations | Savannah River Site

Students are becoming pen pals with Savannah River Site employees whose degrees and careers involve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a new program called “STEMulating Conversations with SRS Experts.”

To date, 74 teachers and academic officials from local schools have enrolled in the pilot program in which K-12 grade students send letters via email to the SRS experts to learn about a range of STEM careers.

Managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, STEMulating Conversations offers students the opportunity to develop career aspirations and interests in STEM by communicating with scientists, engineers, IT, and other STEM professionals from SRS.

Through this program, they can ask SRS experts questions about STEM and their careers.

Students in the STEM Lab at Diamond Lakes Elementary in Hephzibah, Georgia, have been exchanging information with chemical engineer Joel Maul and electrical engineer Pamela Finklin at SRS. Their different engineering focuses give students a variety

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How Oregon State Uses Tech and Ingenuity to Engage Physics Students Remotely — Campus Technology

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Podcast: How Oregon State Uses Tech and Ingenuity to Engage Physics Students Remotely

Campus Technology Insider Podcast

The Campus Technology Insider podcast explores current trends and issues impacting technology leaders in higher education. Listen in as Executive Editor Rhea Kelly chats with ed tech experts and practitioners about their work, ideas and experiences.

How Oregon State Uses Tech and Ingenuity to Engage Physics Students Remotely

KC Walsh

KC Walsh

Last fall, Oregon State University launched an Ecampus online program for its introductory physics courses, with an emphasis on collaborative, hands-on learning. Their innovative course design has paid off: At a time when many colleges and universities are struggling to rethink the sciences — and particularly science labs — for remote learning, OSU is engaging its online physics students with technology, open educational resources, take-home lab kits and more.

David Craig

David Craig

For this episode of the podcast, I talked with OSU

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Princeton announces new programs to expand innovation and entrepreneurship for societal benefit at Engage 2020 conference

Princeton University’s Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley announced three new programs that aim to build a better future through research and scholarship at Engage 2020, the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference held Nov. 4-6.

Brad Smith gesticulates while speaking near cliffs

Microsoft President Brad Smith, a member of the Class of 1981, opened a session about the collaborative relationship of Princeton and Microsoft with review of the global nature of innovation in the 21st century.

“Innovation at Princeton is about bringing a positive impact to society,” said Priestley, who leads the Princeton Innovation initiative. “This is a bottom-up endeavor that is driven by the entire Princeton community.” A professor of chemical and biological engineering, Priestley is also an entrepreneur who has cofounded two companies based on his lab’s research.

The three new programs are:

  • Princeton Wharton Executive Education Course (for faculty):
    A partnership with the Wharton School of the University of
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HP unveils its new Engage One Pro all-in-one point of sale system


HP on Wednesday introduced a new device in its point-of-sale lineup that’s meant to streamline technology for retail and hospitality businesses. The Engage One Pro AiO is an all-in-one system that HP touts as durable, flexible and secure. HP said the system is also easy to clean, in accordance with strict sanitization requirements during the pandemic.

In terms of flexibility, HP said the Engage One Pro enables a range of self-service configurations, with three screen size options that can be arranged for customer self-service and kiosk terminals. The system also offers integrated peripherals and cable management, allowing for easier cleaning on counter areas.

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On the tech side, the system includes support for the 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, which HP said will enable

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We must engage business to harness cyber talent for future

By Guy Faulconbridge and Jack Stubbs

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency said on Wednesday it was seeking to engage more with business to harness top cyber talent behind programmes to accelerate world-class technology.

“We have a whole range of accelerator programmes…and we’re looking to do much more of that,” Jeremy Fleming told the Atlantic Future Forum. “Defence becomes: how good are we at looking after our emerging technologies?

“We are trying to create ecosystems that bring in academia. They encompass start-ups, they bring venture capital, they bring business expertise and from time to time they also bring deep technical covert knowledge from GCHQ,” Fleming said.

GCHQ is Britain’s main eavesdropping agency and has a close relationship with the U.S. National Security Agency as well as with the eavesdropping agencies of Australia, Canada and New Zealand in a consortium called “Five Eyes”.

Fleming, a former MI5

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