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December 28, 2012
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  • NASA Student Launch Project inspires future rocket scientists
    A group of students from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, are taking their interest in rocketry to new heights, and possibly to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., for the finals of NASA's Student Launch Project. The students have been working with University of Akron professors, as well as engineers from Timken, an Ohio-based manufacturer. "It's the ability to promote engineering activity, which is the lifeblood of Timken in everything that we do," said Mark Joki, a senior development specialist at Timken's North Canton, Ohio, campus. McClatchy Washington Bureau/Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio) (12/27) Email this Story
  • Ore. high-school student creates STEM camp for girls
    Savannah Loberger, a senior at Oregon's Hillsboro High School, is one of the state's youngest advocates for STEM education. Last summer she launched her Girls Get IT STEM camp with about 100 campers, and she was the only high-school student on Oregon's STEM Task Force. She's currently planning for next summer's camp and pursuing plans for college. The Oregonian (Portland) (12/27)
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Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
  • Internships at startups provide unique work experience
    Interns with startups are finding that they often get to do more and interact more with leaders of the company than their counterparts at major corporations. For example, Brittany Schulte, a University of Michigan student, is interning at a student prep center with a three-person staff. "I actually feel like I'm doing something and I'm part of the business instead of just another intern," she said. (Mich.) (12/27) Email this Story
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  • Tips to find a new job in the new year
    Tech professionals who want a new job or just to test the market should review their skills and any information that is available about them online, and determine the career path they want to follow, Rich Hein writes. He also suggests developing a "career map." (12/26)
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
Greek philosopher

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