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Music, video games, 3-D printing introduce high schoolers to STEM at summer workshop

Leianna Gallego from Newport News spent her first weekend of summer listening to music, playing video games.


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EMU professors collaborate to improve instructional methods in STEM classes

It should come as good news that students enrolling in university STEM programs across the country are increasingly diverse.


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Virginia Space Grant Consortium breathes life into STEM Takes Flight Initiative

Students pursuing studies in STEM fields statewide will continue to have access to some of the best and brightest minds at NASA.


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Fall STEM conference at Virginia Military Institute to focus on math

Registration is open and proposals are being accepted for Virginia Military Institute’s fifth STEM education conference.


Hands on: Fishburne students plant trees, learn about environment

It’s one thing to learn about the environment in a classroom. Fishburne Military School students had the chance this week to learn and impact the local environment in the field.


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Bring STEM to the Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA launched a gofundme account to raise money to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to Pre-K, After School and Summer programs.


UVA engineering professor receives highest U.S. government honor for early career researchers

UVA engineering professor Patrick Hopkins will receive the highest honor the U.S. government bestows on science and engineering professionals.


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MONEY recognizes STEM quality at JMU

James Madison University’s outstanding STEM programs have earned the school a place in MONEY’s ranking of 25 Great Colleges for Good Science Students.


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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s Outstanding STEM Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Science Museum of Virginia Chief Wonder Officer Richard C. Conti announced the 2016 Outstanding STEM Awards recipients.


EMU STEM students present grant-funded research

Kaylee Ferguson and Jared Fernandez took top honors at Eastern Mennonite University’s Annual STEM Student Research Symposium.


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New UVA dual-degree program aims to meet demand for STEM teachers

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and Curry School of Education have joined forces to offer a five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching program, responding to a nationwide demand for teachers with rich backgrounds in the so-called STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


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Battelle support for education in Charlottesville grows with donations, broadening purpose

Battelle sees a direct corollary between early science education and workforce development in Charlottesville. That’s why its charitable giving spans from support for preschoolers to middle-schoolers and—through scholarships— to students on the cusp their of professional science careers.


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Northern Virginia teacher wins Deloitte-Sally Ride Science Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM

Sally Ride Science announced on Wednesday the winners of a nationwide contest for K-12 educators in the U.S. to recognize innovations in instruction related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as STEM careers.


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Tim Kaine invites Botetourt County educator as guest to State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his guest at Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Lisa Barnett, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education for Botetourt County Public Schools.


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Sens. Warner and Kaine introduce bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a bipartisan group of six Senate colleagues in introducing The Startup Act to jumpstart investment and job creation by new businesses.


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Protein ID’d as possible universal therapeutic target for multiple infections, including Ebola

A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led pre-clinical study published this month in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters after the Redskins’ 44-17 season-ending loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.


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Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

When a university group from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region traveled to study at Virginia Tech this past summer, their home was at peace.


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K2M Group Holdings to expand global headquarters, R&D operation in Loudoun

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., a global medical device company, will relocate its global headquarters and research and development operations to a new 146,000-square-foot facility in Loudoun County.


MBC president heads to White House to support minority women in science

As one of the college presidents attending today’s White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Pamela Fox is putting Mary Baldwin College on the national stage with a commitment to support minority women in STEM fields.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-9) host the St. Louis Rams (5-7) on Sunday.


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Girl Scout Cookies will be sold online Jan. 1 in Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform


Ken Plum: Rocket science

Even the professionals have their problems with rocket launches with about one of ten not being successful.


Siblings find EMU the right place to thrive and grow

The EMU database contains 46 family names associated with siblings enrolled in the fall of 2014. Three families have a trio of offspring enrolled, including two sets of parents who themselves graduated from EMU.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.


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Young agriculture professionals needed to fill bounty of jobs

There is an abundance of job opportunities in the food and agriculture fields and a national shortage of young professionals to fill them.


Professor, student, inspired at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

If EMU student Jennifer Fawley had any doubts about joining that minority, a recent weekend at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing dispelled them.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 51 new jobs in Carroll County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Andrews Farming Inc. and its sister company, ANDCO Logistics, Inc., will invest more than $5.6 million to expand their agricultural production, warehousing and distribution operation in Carroll County.


Undergrad gets hands-on STEM teaching experience through NASA camp

Abby Pennington, a biology and education major at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.


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Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.


Girls in Science spend a night at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia is inviting middle school girls to light up the night with science. On Saturday, October 4, the Museum will host theGirls in Science Camp In in partnership with DuPont and the Society of Women Engineers.


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Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.


Play with Puzzles and Perception at the Science Museum of Virginia

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power.


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Finding the right tree for the right place

Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best.


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Ginseng harvest season has begun

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces the opening of the wild ginseng harvest season.


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Restoring freedom to information in the Freedom of Information Act

Over time federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act (ACT) on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies.


Fishburne Military School named to Top Schools list

Fishburne Military School has been named to Virginia Living Magazine’s list of Top High Schools & Colleges 2014.


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Virginia receives National Governor’s Association grant

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced last week that Virginia has been selected to receive a $170,000 grant and will also be one of 14 states to participate in an 18 month national policy academy aimed at better aligning education and workforce training to economic development priorities.


Chris Dewald: Colonoscopy, diabetes, blood thinners

Jumping horse feathers, my friends. It took longer to figure out a title than the entire procedure. First, what is a colonoscopy? According to this source, a physician uses a colonoscope (longer than a sigmoidoscope) to view the entire colon and the rectum. The entire colon must be cleaned out in order to perform a colonoscopy. Polyps can be removed with the colonoscope.


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Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program debuts webcast series

The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a free-to-use online program that is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and matches Virginia undergraduate students looking for a paid internship to companies in Virginia that offer paid internship opportunities.