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LG Taps Local NJ Students’ Creativity To Help Create New LG Science & Environmental Learning Center

‘Discover Your Green World’ Poster Contest Encourages K-8 Students to Contribute Exhibit Ideas for Science Center at New LG HQ
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new poster contest* sponsored by LG Electronics USA invites local students to create exhibits for the LG Science & Environmental Learning Center, a key element of the company’s future North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 

Kindergarten through eighth grade students in Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, Tenafly and Fort Lee schools are encouraged to participate for a chance to win cool LG prizes and to have their exhibit ideas considered by a panel of expert judges for the new LG science center.

The Chrysler Foundation to Fund 'Out of this World' Science Initiative

Student-designed Experiment Bound for International Space Station a Giant Leap for Michigan High School Students
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Grant Answers President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Call for More STEM Graduates

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Grant Answers President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Call for More STEM Graduates

Remembering Norman Borlaug

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By Theodore Crosbie, Ph.D.

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Teenage Girl Explores Algae-Powered Biofuel, Wins Intel Science Talent Search

Sara Volz of Colorado Springs, Colo. wins $100,000 Award from the Intel Foundation
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.

Report: What Science is Missing When Women are Missing

From biochemical discoveries to seat belt design, women matter a lot, findings show
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A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas to Markets: the Gender Factorit shows how gender can make research more meaningful and open up new markets for scientific knowledge.

New Gender Benchmarking Study: Brazil Succeeding in Providing a Positive STI Environment for Women

However overall numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline
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SÃO PAOLO, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in many, including the United States. Results from Brazil show that despite women having a strong representation in parts of the science, technology and innovation sector, and a slight increase in engineering, physics and computer science, overall numbers are on the decline.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Teams Up With Old Quarry Middle School To Educate Students About Petroleum Refining

CITGO Employees Discuss Refining Processes and Principles; Share Career Opportunities
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LEMONT, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Lemont Refinery employees visited Old Quarry Middle School last month to educate more than 300 eighth grade students about the petroleum refining process and the career opportunities within the petroleum industry.

Sappi Invests $100K to Strengthen Science and Math Education in Maine

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Sappi Fine Paper North America, which operates paper mills in Westbrook and Skowhegan, has pledged $100,000 over the course of four years to support a University of Southern Maine program that prepares students for the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Pioneers Program, established at USM in 2011, is the first college-level program of its kind in the state, according to a media release from Sappi.

HP's Education Vision: Combining Human Ingenuity and Technology

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By Michael_Thacker 

When HP looks at the changing technological landscape, it inspires us to support the education needs of future generations. 

By 2014, there are expected to be 2 million jobs created in the science, technology, engineering and math-related (STEM ) fields. So for students, a solid education is more important than ever.

Cadillac ELR: Where Art Meets Science

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General Motors unveiled the newest member of its electric vehicle portfolio last week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS): the 2014 Cadillac ELR. This luxury coupe couples GM’s industry-leading extended range electric vehicle technology with a sleek, progressive design that remains true to the Converj Concept on which it is based. But don’t take our word for it.

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