Nearly 30 high school students with complementary backgrounds in arts, computer science and business have come together this summer as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Engineering Scholar Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are working in teams of three to develop gaming and social networking applications on Google’s Android mobile phones. Android is the latest new mobile phone that is built on open source principles, enabling students to leverage the work of others to build their own sophisticated applications.
It was a wake-up call. In 2002, a national newspaper listing of “All-American Cities” ranked Laredo, Texas, dead last in literacy.Not only was this revelation stunning, but to Laredo’s community leaders, the low literacy rate was unacceptable.
Regardless of race, fewer people see a kidney specialist before starting dialysis if they live in predominantly black communities, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results highlight the importance of understanding why patients in predominantly black areas are less likely to receive kidney-related care while their kidney function is clearly declining.
15 teams of Babson College students & recent alumni are spending 10 intensive weeks in Babson’s Summer Venture Program to strategize, shape, and accelerate their businesses.The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson – organizer of the program–was highly-selective in choosing the entrepreneurs and offers an environment that stimulates their entrepreneurial minds. Open work space allows teams to be close–but not too close–so they can network, assist one another, and share resources.
If you have a job during this recession, be thankful you do. It could be tough finding another. Unemployment is hovering near 10 percent — the highest in more than 26 years. That figure doesn’t include those involuntarily working part-time (one to 34 hours a week) or those who gave up looking for jobs for one reason or another and fell off the unemployment rolls.
Think about the last time you wanted to find more information on a type of business, product or service. Chances are you Googled it. Now think about your business. How can you make your business pop up higher when potential customers use search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and MSN?
New research suggests that pre-school students may gain more language and literacy skills if they have teachers with higher levels of confidence in their abilities. However, in some cases students only saw gains when their teachers also had classrooms that emphasized emotional support for the children.
The most recent results from the annual High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) closely resemble past findings, reflecting bored students who say they are not connected to their school. "Charting the Path from Engagement to Achievement: A Report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement" presents the latest numbers from the annual survey conducted by the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP).
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