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Intel SciArt: When Art and Science Collide

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To celebrate innovations that have the potential to solve global problems, Intel® paired artists with high school students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair® to create original pieces of art based on scientific breakthroughs.

Illustrators, graphic designers and sculptors collaborated with high school students from the fair to artistically bring their breakthroughs to life and increase scientific awareness across the globe.

GE Opens New Plant to Manufacture Next-Generation Durathon Batteries

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In July, GE opened a new $170 million factory in Schenectady, New York, that will produce next-generation industrial batteries and employ 450 workers. The business was born from a single idea, like a Silicon Valley start-up, inside GE Global Research labs in nearby Niskayuna.

Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation Host First-Ever Robotics Competition in Ghana

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TORONTO and BEREKUSO, Ghana, July 30, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation are hosting the first-ever robotics program and competition for secondary school students in Ghana, which will take place from August 6-10 2012. The competition – called Ashesi Robotics Experience (ARX) – aims to encourage African high school students to study computer science, engineering and other market-relevant fields at the university level.

Discovery Channel Telescope Sees "First Light"

Gala Opening at the Lowell Observatory
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(3BL Media) Silver Spring, MD - July 20, 2012 - Discovery Communications and Lowell Observatory today are proud to officially usher in the beginning of the Discovery Channel Telescope era with ‘The First Light Gala,’ this Saturday, July 21. The event celebrates the successful fruition of a two-decades-long visionary effort by the private, non-profit Lowell Observatory to construct a world-class, state-of-the-art research instrument for the 21st century. 

The Chrysler Foundation Pumps Up Support to Michigan High Schools, Grants Additional $40,000 to FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Finalists

Nine Michigan high school robotics teams to receive funding boost as they make a final drive to the hoop at the 2012 Rebound Rumble
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The Chrysler Foundation, a founding sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, announced $40,000 in additional grants to nine Michigan-based FIRST teams that qualified to compete against teams from around the world at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship (April 25-28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

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The Chrysler Foundation, a founding sponsor of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, announced $40,000 in additional grants to nine Michigan-based FIRST teams that qualified to compete against teams from around the world at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship (April 25-28) in St. Louis, Missouri.

CPS-3: How to Create a World With Less Cancer

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Join the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) to help identify what causes cancer and how to prevent it. For more information, visit cancer.org/preventcancer.

Elsevier Offers 950 New Health Titles to Research4Life

Leading health sciences publisher makes key Mosby, Saunders, Churchill Livingstone electronic titles freely available through UN developing world research access program
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Amsterdam, NL - October 12, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it is contributing an additional 950 electronic books to Research4Life, a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by providing developing world access to critical scientific research.

What is STEM and why is it important? #STEMtember

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STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education is not only critical for preparing our future doctors, researchers, rocket scientists and game designers, it’s becoming more important for every type of job in the workforce. The problem is that most countries in the world aren’t producing enough STEM graduates. In the United States for example, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018, but not enough people to fill them.

What do parents and students think of STEM education?

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STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects?

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