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    Science and Engineering Students Skate for NCAA Hockey Crown

    If you didn’t get enough Cinderella from Butler University’s improbable rise to college basketball success, take a look Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT’s) ride to the NCAA hockey’s championship this weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Like Butler, RIT’s  championship aspirations fell short, losing to a su… Read More
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    Adding Diversity to the Science Workforce Pipeline

    Danielle Lee, a grad student at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, tells how getting more ethnic diversity in the science workforce will take more of the special programs that give students hands-on experience that they don’t necessarily get in the classroom. In an article in the 31 December St. Louis American (a weekly… Read More
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    Be True to Your School

    Summer offers students a chance to make a little money, have fun, goof off, or–as in the case of 10 recent alumni of Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS) in Greenbelt, Maryland–redesign the school’s engineering curriculum. One of the elite institutions in Prince George’s County, Maryland, with rigorous enrollment requirement… Read More
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    Young Adult Uninsured Numbers Increase

    A new report from the Commonwealth Fund says that American adults aged 19-29 are becoming one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the population without health insurance. From 2004 to 2005, the number of uninsured young adults (defined as adults in this age range) grew from 12.9 million to 13.3 million. While adults… Read More
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    NSF Grants to Encourage Undergraduate Research

    Last week, National Science Foundation announced this year’s call for proposals for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. In this program NSF funds activities at institutions that engage and encourage undergraduates in hands-on research projects. REU Sites, as these activities are called, can focus on one discipline or cr… Read More