N.Y. students learn about medical careers, CPR | Can collaboration boost interest in STEM? | Hands-on summer program engages girls in STEM
July 19, 2017
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N.Y. students learn about medical careers, CPR
N.Y. students learn about medical careers, CPR
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The Medical Academy of Science and Health summer camp is giving students a look at the daily lives of medical professionals. Students in grades 8 through 12 are learning about medical specialties, such as physical therapy and oncology, while also being trained and certified in CPR.
Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.) (7/19) 
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Can collaboration boost interest in STEM?
Can collaboration boost interest in STEM?
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US students have fewer opportunities than peers in China and India to collaborate and connect with others during science lessons, according to a recent study. Lead researcher Elizabeth Brown of the University of North Florida at Jacksonville asserts that educators should showcase how scientists work in teams in the hopes of engaging students in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (7/12) 
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Hands-on summer program engages girls in STEM
Verizon Innovative Learning and North Iowa Area Community College are operating a three-week summer camp to introduce 50 middle-school girls to potential careers in science, technology, engineering and math. After the summer program, students will meet monthly to work on an augmented reality project.
Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) (7/17) 
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Program introduces teens to engineering jobs
Program introduces teens to engineering jobs
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Rowan University in New Jersey launched RISE -- Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering -- to help expose area high-school students to potential careers. The program emphasizes chemical, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, computer and biomedical engineering, and educates students through workplace tours, experiential learning and faculty mentoring.
SNJ Today (Millville, N.J.) (7/12) 
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Research & Funding
What are the top online learning trends?
Videos, gamification and two-way communication will be some of the biggest trends in online education during the 2017-18 school year, according to research conducted by ProProfs. Other trends include a surge in bring-your-own-device policies as well as an increased use in social media tools, the study found.
eCampus News (free registration) (7/17) 
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Business & Industry
Ohio manufacturers team up for apprenticeship program
The Medina County Manufacturers Partnership in Brunswick, Ohio, is a group of manufacturers who hope to offer training and other workforce education, including apprenticeships.
Crain's Cleveland Business (tiered subscription model) (7/17) 
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