Members of an Ohio high school's science, technology, engineering and math club recently worked with elementary-school students on a robot project as part of a public library's STEM program. The after-school club showed off a robot called Bronco Onyx and helped the younger students build a mini robot.
The E-rate program has helped bring fiber internet to more schools, but a gap still exists in rural schools, asserts Evan Marwell, CEO and founder of EducationSuperHighway. Marwell notes that E-rate funding requests to install fiber internet to rural schools are denied 30% of the time -- compared with 4% for other projects.
Current students and graduates from a cosmetology career and technical education program recently provided a pop-up hair-and-care clinic at a New York elementary school. The makeshift salon was provided over three days with the young students receiving haircuts and tips about hair care and hygiene.
Companies are dealing with a tight labor market by increasing efforts to hire older workers, who provide experience, stability and a wealth of knowledge in the workplace. Perks used to recruit older workers include flexible schedules, exercise classes, increased matches for 401(k) plans, and information on Social Security and financial wellness in retirement.
High-school students in Minnesota are honing their manufacturing skills by constructing fishing rods and rattle reels that are sold at local stores. The sales helped the students earn about $500, which will go toward purchasing more materials.
A group of high-school students from Pennsylvania will spend their spring break volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. During the trip, students will spend about two days working to build a home in the city, which continues to recover from damage done by Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago.
About 1,500 high-school and college students in Tennessee showcased their career and technical skills recently during SkillsUSA Tennessee's State Leadership and Skills Conference. Over 200 students are expected to advance to the national competition.
Psychologists are re-evaluating how they conduct and measure their research to limit the possibility of bias in their results. Increasing the size of studies, adding transparency and using preregistration, which involves writing out a plan of what a researcher will do in a study, are some of the ways psychologists are trying to minimize false positives.
There is a small chance that the northern white rhino species can be saved from extinction following the death of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, on Monday. Scientists have collected sex cells over the years from living northern white rhinos and are working on the technology for in vitro fertilization using southern white rhinos as surrogates, since the last two female northern white rhinos can't naturally create offspring.
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