Education

First Book, Target Team Up

First Book, Target Team Up to Bring New Sports Equipment to Further Wellness and Learning for Children in Need From Soccer Balls to Baseballs, Target Helps First Book Go to Bat to Help Educators Boost Physical Activity for Kids in Need WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 — As part of its ongoing mission to further educational equity, First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, is adding sports and fitness equipment to the wide range of resources available to programs and schools serving children in need, thanks to support from Target. “Whether it’s dribbling a basketball, playing softball, or maneuvering through an obstacle…

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Samsung PhD Fellowship Program Recognizes Best and Brightest Students

Five outstanding graduate students at top U.S. universities are awarded funding and mentorships to advance their research. May 13, 2016 SAN JOSE —- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today recognized five of the best and brightest computer science and engineering students in the U.S. as it announced the inaugural class of the Samsung PhD Fellowship. Each student will receive a Fellowship award of $50,000 as well as mentorship to support their ground-breaking research. The new PhD Fellowship program rewards those who dare to innovate. Jointly sponsored by Samsung Semiconductor and the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC), the program recognizes outstanding…


Changing Earth Team Completes Arctic Expedition

University of Minnesota Professor and adventurer completes 175-mile grueling journey across the Arctic Minneapolis, MN – May 08, 2016 —- University of Minnesota professor and adventurer Aaron Doering and his team completes a trek of more than 175-miles over three weeks to learn about and document the challenges in the North around the changing environment. The team endured bitter and unpredictable weather conditions and treacherous terrain as they skied and snowshoed, pulling large sleds over 200 lbs each with their gear and technology. They traveled between the Inuit communities of Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet in the Canadian Arctic, crossing…


College Internship Hiring Up 9.6% for 2016

CollegeGrad.com announces Top Intern Employers for 2016, listing nearly 250 entry level employers and 65,000 summer internships across all industries. Intern hiring projections are up 9.63% from last year. Seattle, WA —- May 04, 2016 As college students across the country get ready for summer internships, CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry level job site, names the Top Intern Employers for 2016. The list is comprised of nearly 250 employers and 65,000 internship opportunities for 2016 and is available online at CollegeGrad.com/topemployers/internships. At the top of the list, ORAU plans 6,348 intern hires for the year, but employers with as few as…


What Will The Presidential Candidates do for Cinco de Mayo?

DAYTON, Ohio, May 4, 2016 —- How will the 2016 Presidential Election candidates celebrate Cinco de Mayo? A look at important moments in each candidates’ campaign may offers some tongue-in-cheek clues to their plans, according to analysts at LexisNexis Newsdesk. While LexisNexis offers insights into the media coverage surrounding the 2016 Presidential Election – including share of voice, sentiment, hot topics and social buzz. For its Cinco de Mayo analysis, the company turned its eyes to media coverage associated with immigration, Mexican-American relations, Hispanics, and Latinos, including the quotes, keywords and sentiment expressed in each. Analysis of almost 15 weeks of…


Zap Zap Math Launches the World’s First Mathematical Mobile Ecosystem

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 22, 2016 —- Zap Zap Math, the universal mobile game for kids, is also the world’s first critical thinking mathematic mobile ecosystem. It provides parents and schools with an innovative learning, monitoring and gamified platform to advance a child’s learning. Math is universal and underpins our daily lives, yet it is a struggle for many children and for the schools and parents who want to teach them. Through its in-house developed core technology, Zap Zap Math’s gamified, mobile-first ecosystem will make learning math fun and interactive. Now both parents and schools can together be an integral part…