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Celebrating Top Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

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To honor Skype’s 10th anniversary, we want to highlight the many ways Skype brings people together each and every day. We are very proud of what Skype has become during this past decade – especially its role as an educational tool.

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To honor Skype’s 10th anniversary, we want to highlight the many ways Skype brings people together each and every day. We are very proud of what Skype has become during this past decade – especially its role as an educational tool.

HP Catalyst - helping students succeed in the 21st Century

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The HP Catalyst Initiative explores the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education by using technology in powerful ways to create new learning experiences that help students be more successful.

For more information about HP Catalyst's Initiative, please visit: www.hp.com/go/hpcatalyst

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold awards grants for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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August 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation recently awarded 25 grants totaling $124,000 through its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Innovation Grant program, which supports projects to develop, improve or expand innovative instructional programs in STEM.

Each year, grants up to $5,000 are awarded to teachers and schools in or near communities where the company operates.

Some projects to receive funding this year include:

LG Congratulates Student Winners in Science & Environmental Learning Center Contest

Local NJ Students Recognized in ‘Discover Your Green World’ Poster Contest That Encouraged K-8 Students to Contribute Exhibit Ideas for New Science Center
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA congratulates the nine winners of its ‘Discover Your Green World’ poster contest in which local students were invited to create exhibits for the future LG Science & Environmental Learning Center, a key element of LG Electronics’ future North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 

STEM Stories: The Faces Of Women In Technology (SHARE YOURS)

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Originally published on Huffington Post

Now more than ever, the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is at the forefront of our national discourse.

But the conversation around STEM goes hand in hand with another issue: the importance of women in technology, and related fields that have long been dominated by men.

Mars, Incorporated Calls For Cross-Sector Collaboration To Tackle Global Resource Issues At Nobel Laureate Forum

Mars hosts panel discussion with former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; Mars Chief Agricultural Officer, Howard-Yana Shapiro; and 150 of the world's brightest young researchers
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July 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Speaking at a panel held during the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany and hosted by Mars, Incorporated, Nobel Laureate and former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, and Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars, Howard-Yana Shapiro, urged an audience of 150 of the world's brightest young researchers to seek multidisciplinary, cross-sector scientific collaborations in order to tackle interrelated and global resource issues, from climate change to nutrition security.

Report: Professional Development for Mobile Learning Improves Student Engagement and Interest in STEM Subjects

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By: Leila Meyer

A professional development program to provide teachers with tools and strategies for using mobile learning in the classroom has had a positive effect on student engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects, according to new research from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Verizon Foundation.

STEM Family-Friendly Writing Retreat Aims to Boost Productivity

Retreat, funded by a New Scholars grant, serves as a model for helping faculty achieve work-life balance
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To address inequalities in work-family balance among STEM professors and to retain women in science fields, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held a STEM Family Friendly Writing Retreat last year in June. Faculty members participated from throughout the US and Canada.

The event was funded by a grant from the Elsevier Foundation’s New Scholars program.

Women Have the Skills to Stand Out in STEM Fields

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By Padmasree Warrior

This blog was initially published on the Huffington Post

This week, my boss, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, is being recognized at the U.S. STEM Solutions Summit as one of the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Carroll Students Discover Nature on High-Tech Hike

Maryland Middle Schoolers Become Citizen Scientists For A Day With National Geographic Education, AAAS and the Verizon Foundation
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Ala Hussen, 12, used her iPad recently to snap a photo of leaves from a red oak tree. The Charles Carroll Middle School seventh-grader and about a dozen fellow students identified plant and animal species in West Field Park in New Carrollton, near the school.

The children were involved in BioBlitz, a program in which students, with the help of scientists, document plant and animal life using iPads.

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