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MAKLAB will spark next generation of digital talent


MAKLAB is Scotland's only open access community digital fabrication studio, offering unique access to a range of innovative digital fabrication and traditional techniques from 3D printing and milling to digital knitting and jewellery making. The award from the Sustainable Development Fund will help MAKLAB with its concept for ‘MAKLAB North’ which will deliver digital fabrication technology access and training in the Highlands with a focus on supporting career paths to emerging industries. The project will involve establishing a fixed work... Read More »

Toyota continues to drive higher education


Toyota, in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) presented recipients with a $2,500 scholarship toward a degree in a STEM field. The scholarships were presented to students on May 5, 2014 at Toyota’s third annual awards dinner and reception at the Toyota Automotive Museum in Torrance, Calif. APIASF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs, The selected students’ heritages trace to eight countries in the API region, including China, Vietnam, the Philippine... Read More »

IBM cloud fuels hands-on research projects at Miami’s St. Thomas University


IBM (NYSE: IBM) and IBM Business Partner Flagship Solutions Group, Inc. today announced that St. Thomas University (STU) is delivering new innovative classroom curricula and collaborative research projects utilizing infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM Company. The cloud-based solution gives students and faculty from disciplines across the university the ability to launch initiatives in scientific research, mobile banking, sports administration and electronic medical recordkeeping. Located in Miami Gardens, Florida, St. Thomas University (S... Read More »

Renault joins forces with École Polytechnique, to promote equal opportunities in education


The aim is to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain access to higher education through France’s most prestigious business and engineering schools; As part of this agreement, Renault will work with secondary school students taking part in the program between now and 2016, providing information on careers in the automotive industry as well as offering an insight into the key issues that companies may need to address. “Une Grande École, Pourquoi Pas Moi” (GEPPM) École polytechnique set up the program “Une Grande École, Pou... Read More »

SoftLayer helps students score with extramarks


IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Extramarks, a new age education solutions enterprise, has selected SoftLayer, an IBM company, to expand and grow its educational content business. Using SoftLayer's cloud platform, Extramarks aims to significantly improve the delivery of media rich, critical educational content to thousands of K-12 students across 250 locations in India. In a short period since its launch in 2009, Extramarks products are widely used by prestigious institutions and students across India to supplement and provide an enrichi... Read More »

Rostelecom signs state contract with the Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency for video surveillance of the Unified State Exam


Rostelecom will use its own infrastructure, which spans the Russian Federation, to implement this project. The Company will roll out its video servers in seven inter-regional data processing centres (Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnodar, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kochenevo in the Novosibirsk region and Knyaze-Volkonskoe in the Khabarovsk region) and two regional data processing centres (Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). Rostelecom will also organise mobile teams to implement this project, which will involve more than 5,000 employees. In accorda... Read More »

Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.3 Million In College Scholarships To High School Students In North America


Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, leadership, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities. "Every year, our selection committee is very impressed with the children of our employees who apply for this scholarship," said Tom Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark. "We are pleased to be able to offer a program like Bright Futures to help them pursue higher education and achieve their dreams. There is no more important investment we can make than in our next generation of leaders." The average GPA for t... Read More »

Tutoring Programs for your kids


It is quite natural for kids to be strong in some subjects, and lag behind in the others. However, with tutoring programs, you can provide your kid help he/she needs the most. The tutoring programs organized at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas aim at assisting kids understand the basic concepts along with enhancing their skills and knowledge. To name a few activities included in the tutoring program are: Project Learn: This comprehensive tutoring program engages kids in various fun and academically beneficial activities such as leis... Read More »

Children get a peek behind-the-scenes at SSE


Over 60 children, aged 10 to 14 years, got the day off school yesterday to join their parents at SSE in Perth to learn more about the world of work. Activities included a tour of the company’s Generation and Power Distribution operations to hear about the workings of wind farms and hydro power stations as well as the thousands of miles of cables needed to deliver power to their homes. They also got the chance to spend some time shadowing their parents and fellow work colleagues to explore the many different aspects of adults’ working lives. Sus... Read More »

New National Research Indicates Teacher Professional Development Program to Integrate Mobile Technology May Have Positive Impact on Students’ Standardized Math Test Scores


The research comes from an evaluation study, conducted by the International Society for Technology in Education, a nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders, of an innovative and comprehensive teacher professional development program, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools. A collaboration of the Verizon Foundation and ISTE, VILS is one of the few training programs of its kind focused on supporting the effective integration of mobile technology in the classroom. VILS provides individualized, on-site and virtual professional... Read More »

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