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January 7, 2013
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  • Teachers, parents fuel scientific curiosity
    Children who show an interest in the world around them, particularly when it comes to things such as nature and technology, should be encouraged to develop that curiosity at home and at school. "Parents play a critical role in encouraging their children's interest in science," said Carol Pearson, who is the professional-development director for The Einstein Project in Green Bay, Wis. "Teachers play a role too -- it is really the partnership between the school and parents that really works the best to provide the environments for a student to learn about science." Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wis.) (1/5) Email this Story
  • Agriculture sees new crop of dedicated students
    Whether it's the intriguing intersection of high-tech machinery and farming or a desire to be part of the sustainability movement, more college students are pursuing careers in agricultural science. Mark Van Horn, director of the student farm at the University of California, Davis, says he noticed an uptick about five years ago. "I think there is a sustained interest in agriculture," he said. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (1/2) Email this Story
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Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

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  • Fla. businesses encouraged to provide STEM learning opportunities
    With an eye toward retaining some of southwest Florida's brightest young minds, the business community in the Fort Myers area is recruiting companies to provide internships in science, technology, engineering and math. The effort is part of the STEM to Work program that recently expanded to serving students in all county schools. "We're encouraging our businesses to help us to grow our own talent," said Karen Miller, with HSA Engineers & Scientists in Fort Myers. The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) (1/6) Email this Story
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SHRM Exec Study: Impact of Absence
Read the compelling results of this 2014 survey conducted by SHRM and Kronos® that demonstrate how a clearly defined strategy to monitor and manage absence, with proper training and automation, can help control costs associated with absences and improve your bottom line. Click here to learn more.

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  • Should colleges prepare students to meet workforce needs?
    In response to a Florida task force's recommendation to decrease tuition costs for students studying science, technology, engineering or math, Chris Martin, director of research for the Ontario, Canada, Undergraduate Student Alliance, writes in a column that grooming students for STEM careers is about much more than cutting tuition costs. He notes that a key strategy is to expose students to more STEM-related opportunities when they're younger to create an interest in those subjects before they even consider college. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (1/6) Email this Story
  • Texas businesses are looking for construction science graduates
    Texas A&M University had 100% placement of its construction science graduates during the 2012 spring and summer sessions, school officials say. Most recently, 100 companies showed up for a jobs event seeking to hire the department's 60 graduates. "We like grads to have construction management degrees, but also those with engineering or architecture degrees are welcome," said George Pontikes, president and CEO of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. in Houston. Houston Chronicle (1/4) Email this Story
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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
--Mahatma Gandhi,
Indian lawyer and activist



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