The 5th annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge asks children, ages 9-16, to create an eco-friendly helicopter of the future that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The nation competition launched on June 1 and will run until October 15, 2015. The main goal of the competition is to encouraging students’ hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The winner of the 2015 competition will receive the Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award and a $1,000 scholarship, and will also be granted the opportunity to be flown to Sikorsky’s headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut, where they will tour the assembly lines of the iconic BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK military helicopters and meet with Sikorsky rotorcraft engineers.
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In today’s digital age it is very possible for a company to grow extremely rapidly. Marketing campaigns can catch on and go viral, great new products can be shared in an instant and services like Uber can become a game-changer that thousands and millions can start utilizing seemingly at the same time. This isn’t always a good thing, as companies aren’t always equipped to handle a large uptick in production in a short amount of time. Read on to learn some tips on how to control growth and sustain your business.
Crowdfunding is not always simple. Andyshea Saberioon, CEO of PledgeCents, helps instruct educators on how to get the most out of their fundraising campaigns.
SheerID and Agile Education Marketing released the results of their annual survey regarding K-12 teachers’ out-of-pocket spending habits. For the second year in a row it was found that teachers spent around $500 of their personal funds for school supplies, instructional materials, and professional development for the 2014/2015 school year. The survey also found that 94% of teachers are more likely to shop at stores that offer teacher discounts. Many teachers shop online and look for discounts through the internet, however they are not willing to provide personal information to obtain these discounts. SheerID’s verification technology instantly verifies teaching statuses online, in stores, or on a mobile device so teachers do not have to disclose personal information to redeem offers and discounts from companies.
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IESD, Inc. is an independent market research firm that was hired by Vernier Software & technology to conduct a national survey into the adoption of STEM curriculum in America. MCH Strategic Data compiled the list of educators from which the sample was drawn. Some interesting data came out of the study. Read on to learn more.
EduComm announces Shel Holtz as the 2015 keynote speaker for this year’s conference, which will run from Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 2015.
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