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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.


Princeton Review, Money Magazine, Forbes rate UMW among nation’s best

The University of Mary Washington has recently been ranked among the nation’s best colleges by the Princeton Review, Money Magazine and Forbes.


Lawmaker Joe May to speak at Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia is proud to announce a special addition to its Lunch Break Science program on Wednesday, July 30.


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Warner, Kaine tout Virginia defense dollars

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded passage by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the $549.3 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2015, which includes funding for top defense priorities for Virginia.


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STEM Education Center ribbon cutting

The Stonewall Jackson Area Council in partnership with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the STEM Education Shelter at Camp Shenandoah.


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Watermelons and cantaloupes are tardy this year but still tasty

Those favorite slices of summer—watermelons and cantaloupes—are making their seasonal debut in Virginia a little behind schedule. Their tardiness, however, should be offset by their tastiness, thanks to favorable growing conditions.


Kaine announces new career, technical education bill

During a tour of the Valley Career and Technical Center in Fishersville today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced new bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of career and technical education (CTE) programs at schools in Virginia and across the country.


UVA: Expanding access to bone marrow transplants

The UVA Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program has been designated as a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match® transplant center and now has access to the Be The Match Registry®, the world’s largest and most diverse bone marrow donor registry.


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UVa. smashes barrier to growing organs from stem cells

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overcome one of the greatest challenges in biology and taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs and tissues from stem cells.


Dinner Diva: Surprising things to prepare in your slow cooker

I’m all about making dinner easy, and I’m all about taking as much help as I can get. My slow cooker is one of my most used kitchen items. It really surprises me how so many folks out there aren’t using this convenient little appliance.


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UVa. study: Can children’s cancer test produce false positives?

A test used to detect a type of cancer in children may produce false positives because it is based on a faulty assumption, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined.


Waynesboro Police nab fugitive

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a wanted man who had been a fugitive from three Virginia localities for nearly a year and a half. Officers found David Ray Brown, 52, who has no fixed address, at the Budget Inn, 2240 W. Main St.


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State, university leaders welcome FAA decision to test unmanned aircraft

State and university leaders in Virginia and New Jersey welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval today of their proposal to operate a test site to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.


U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine hails passage of defense bill

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, hailed final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014 – the annual defense bill that includes important provisions Kaine advocated for Virginia during committee markup of the legislation in June 2013. The measure was passed, 84-15.


Science Museum of Virginia announces $1M gift from Altria Group

The Science Museum of Virginia works to foster science learning throughout the Commonwealth. Despite growing numbers of visitors to Broad Street Station from Northern, Western, and Eastern Virginia, geographic distance remains a barrier for many.


Former House GOP leader endorses McAuliffe in new TV ad

A 40-year member of the House GOP caucus is endorsing Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor in a new TV ad airing statewide.


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New program pushes STEM

College and university students majoring in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) related fields have a free new resource for summer 2013 internships, as do companies who wish to hire them.


JMU sophomore advocate invited to White House

Winning a national award for her high school accomplishments in information technology has opened a lot of doors for a JMU sophomore. On Dec. 9, that achievement opened the doors of the White House, where computer science major Marissa Halpert attended the “Champions of Change Event: Women & Girls in STEM.” The event, held in […]


Harrisonburg: Foundation boosts efforts to add to science, engineering, math enrollment

Staff Report Efforts by James Madison University and other area colleges and universities to boost enrollment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors have received nearly $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation. The NSF money will be used to run a summer “get ahead” type program for students who are interested in STEM […]