Oklahoma Adopts TCI’s Bring Science Alive! K-8 Programs

TCI’s elementary and middle school science programs built from the ground up to align to new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science

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Award-winning K-12 publishing company, TCI, announced today that its Bring Science Alive! K-8 programs were officially approved by the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee for use in the state’s more than 1,200 elementary and middle schools.

Built from the ground up to support the recently adopted Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science (OASS), TCI’s Bring Science Alive! programs transform elementary and middle school science classrooms into a multi-faceted learning experience for both in-class and distance learning environments. The programs align with the OASS’s goal of ensuring that all students have an appreciation of the beauty and wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers of scientific and technological information related to

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Donations benefit Salina Tech programs – News – Salina Journal

The Salina Area Technical College has received two major donations recently that came from members of the College’s Foundation Board. One donation is providing equipment for the machine tool and diesel programs, and the other is a new car for the college’s vehicle pool.

The new vehicle is a 2020 Chevy Malibu that was donated by Holm Automotive, a longtime Abilene auto dealer that recently opened a location in Salina. Dealership owner Tim Holm joined the Salina Tech Foundation board in September.

The Malibu, with a value of $20,000, is a welcome addition to the college’s vehicle pool, said college president Greg Nichols.

“We have employees traveling as much as ever — to area high schools to teach classes, visit business and industry partners, and attend recruiting events,” Nichols said. “Our vehicles are getting older, and this donation frees up $20,000 we can use instead for equipment and supplies in

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Biden Team Slams Mnuchin’s Decision to End Emergency Fed Programs

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President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team criticized the Trump administration’s decision to pull the plug on several Federal Reserve programs introduced during the pandemic, saying it smacked of politics and would hurt the economy.

“The Treasury Department’s attempt to prematurely end support that could be used for small businesses across the country when they are facing the prospect of new shutdowns is deeply irresponsible,” Kate Bedingfield, a spokeswoman for the transition, said in a statement. (The statement was not by Mr. Biden, as was previously reported here.) “At this fragile moment, as the Covid and economic crises are reaccelerating, we should be reinforcing the government’s ability to respond and

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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.

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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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These Metro Nashville schools will receive grants from Dell for science, math, arts programs

One of Nashville’s largest technology companies will award more than $10,000 in grants to three Metro Nashville public schools, the company said Tuesday.

Clouds are reflected in the glass front entrance at Dell Technologies' One Dell Parkway campus in Nashville on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

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Clouds are reflected in the glass front entrance at Dell Technologies’ One Dell Parkway campus in Nashville on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

The grants will go to classes at Antioch Middle School, H.G. Hill Middle School and Jere Baxter Middle School to support creative ways to teach science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). 


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“We thank Dell for this generous grant that supports our teachers and students at such a critical time,”Adrienne Battle, MNPS director of schools, said in a statement. “I’m proud of the innovative ways in which our teachers are working to engage and inspire our students, and I congratulate this year’s winners … MNPS’ STEAM education is enhanced by the support of strong partners like

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GM speeds rollout of two ‘major’ EV programs, to hire 3,000 tech jobs

The GM logo is pictured at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Ramos Arizpe

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co <GM.N> has accelerated the rollout of two electric-vehicle programs since its EV Day in March and plans to hire 3,000 technology-related employees through the first quarter, an executive said on Monday.

The U.S. automaker has pulled forward “two major programs” since its March 4 event, at which it said it would invest $20 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles, Ken Morris, GM vice president of electric and autonomous programs, told reporters.

He declined to identify the programs but mentioned them after discussing the GMC Hummer EV pickup.

“We are moving faster than ever,” he said on a conference call. “GM’s progress on and investment in EVs is not slowing down.

“The vehicles

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Gujarat Council on Science & Technology organizing a series of programs on World Science Day | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), working under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt of Gujarat is organizing a series of programs and outreach activities on 10th November 2020 to mark the celebration of the World Science Day for Peace and Development.

The World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual program coordinated by UNESCO worldwide since 2002. This year the objective of World Science ay is focused on science for and with society in dealing with the global pandemic at a time when the world is grappling with the COVID 19 pandemic.

Science plays an important role in overcoming this crisis and will also help to build more just, more compassionate, and more sustainable societies.

The current crisis should serve as a wake-up call regarding the urgency for increased financing and support of scientific research and collaboration. This concerns not only

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UCF Programs Add to Pompeii Exhibit at Orlando Science Center

Several UCF programs are being presented in partnership with the Orlando Science Center’s exhibit of Pompeii: The Immortal City, which will run through Jan. 24.

The traveling display, the third and final stop in the United States, presents artwork, artifacts, interactive devices and multimedia experiences to show the effects of the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which buried the Roman city of Pompeii.

Life and Death in Pompeii will be a UCF webinar presentation and discussion at noon Friday, Nov. 6, about the era and what was going on at the time of the eruption. Historians of art, archaeology, and classical languages and literatures will present their research. Ilenia Colón Mendoza will moderate the symposium and a Q&A will follow each of three topics:

  • “Greek and Roman Myths in the Houses of Pompeii and the Bay of Naples” with Robert Vander Poppen, an associate professor of classical art and
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Align Technology to Award Research Programs Advancing Orthodontic and Dental Patient Care

2021 Grant Application Process Now Open for Up to $300,000 in Funding

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced the opening of its 2021 Research Award Program to support clinical and scientific dental research in universities across the globe. This year, up to $300,000 will be awarded to university faculty for scientific and technological research initiatives to advance patient care in the fields of orthodontics and dentistry.

Through its Research Award Program, Align Technology has funded approximately $2 million in research awards since its inception in 2010, providing insights that include intra-oral scanning and patient experience, quality of life changes, as well as insights into the biochemical markers of bone metabolism during early orthodontic tooth movement with clear aligners.

“As a company, our brand promise is to change lives by transforming smiles, and we are pleased to offer our support to

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Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology – Programs and Centers

The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST) combines the resources of Stanford Law School—including renowned faculty experts, alumni practicing on the cutting edge of technology law, technologically savvy and enthusiastic students, and a location in the heart of Silicon Valley—to address the many questions arising from the increasingly prominent role that science and technology play in both national and global arenas. The program acts to help students, legal professionals, businesspeople, government officials, and the public at large to identify those questions and find innovative answers to them.

The program seeks to:

  • Give every Stanford Law student the opportunity to address these issues through innovative coursework, in preparation for practice at the highest level of law’s intersections with science and technology.
  • Raise professional understanding and public awareness of technical and ethical challenges.
  • Promote informed public policies on science and technology in national and global arenas.
  • Contribute to the international
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