Northrop Grumman Hosts Engineering Student Day in Sunnyvale

Northrop Grumman hosted the second annual Engineering Student Day for more than 50 high school students. Students learned about the history of the Marine Systems business unit and toured company labs where missile launch, propulsion and power generation systems for naval submarines and surface ships are manufactured and tested.

Additionally, students split into teams to participate in an interactive Operation Catapult project that showcased the various engineering roles involved in product development — from systems engineering and design to analysis, manufacturing and testing. The goal was to design and build a catapult that would launch a rubber ball as far as possible using materials such as tongue depressors, rubber bands, tape, push pins and paper cups.

“Northrop Grumman is strongly committed to STEM education,” said Karen Campbell, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Marine Systems business unit. “This event familiarizes students with the breadth of possibilities that engineering offers, and helps inspire young people to consider engineering as a career.”

Student participants came from three local programs: Stanford University’s LEAD Computer Science Institute program, which introduces students to computer programming; the Hidden Genius Project, which provides mentoring and career development for African-American males interested in software engineering and technology entrepreneurship; and the Northrop Grumman-sponsored Tech Challenge, an annual design competition that emphasizes hands-on projects to solve engineering challenges.

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Polar Launches New App to Engage and Motivate Students During Physical Education Classes

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Polar (www.polar.com), the leader in heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technologies, has launched the Polar GoFit iPad app, a solution for physical education teachers facing the challenge of objectively evaluating students based on their individual efforts in PE class. The new app works with the Polar H7 Bluetooth® heart rate sensor, which allows teachers to easily track and monitor each student’s effort through heart rate and provide one-on-one guidance.

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Teachers’ Day Gift From WizIQ: Teach Online for Free

WizIQ Offers One-year Free Membership Worth INR 46,000, Gives Access to a Range of Online Teaching Tools
WizIQ celebrates National Teacher’s Day by offering academic free membership worth INR 46,000 ($690)to all teachers working in schools, colleges or universities. As part of this offer, this award winning education platform gives educators at accredited institutions free access to a range of online teaching tools that are generally available only to paying members.

Eligible teachers can use their school/college/university email address to register on WizIQ beforeSeptember 30, 2013 and get features equivalent to WizIQ’s Solo Unlimited Premium account, completely free.

The free membership is valid for a period of one year.

With the WizIQ’s free membership, teachers can:

Create unlimited synchronous and asynchronous courses
Invite unlimited students for their online classes
Get 40GB of storage for private content
Conduct unlimited live online classes
Record all online classes
Share attendance reports with parents
Use advanced Virtual Classroom features:
multi way audio-video
multilingual support
screen sharing
breakout room
whiteboards
polls and more
Manage class with automated email notifications
Co-brand with WizIQ’s virtual classroom
Get 24/7 human support

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California Middle School Helps Struggling Students Conquer Math with ALEKS Individualized Learning

Deborah Burton, a seventh and eighth-grade math teacher at Big Bear Middle School in Big Bear, Calif., considers the color-keyed pie chart in ALEKS as one of her favorite teaching tools. The interactive pie chart displays the results of a student’s current knowledge and each pie slice corresponds to a particular group of math topics, such as fractions or equations. The larger the area of a slice that is darker, the more mastery the student has of the topic area. Content mastery can be visually tracked by determining how much of each slice is dark.

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Edvance360 LMS-SN™ Releases Badges via Credly™ Integration

Edvance360, a leading provider of eLearning solutions, one of the top ten tools for online teaching, as well as 2011 winner and five-time-finalist for the CODiE Award for Best Course or Learning Management System, just released Badges via an in-depth integration with Credly, the leader in digital credential and badge services for recognizing lifelong achievement.

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Fall 2014 GSBI® Accelerator Program Applications Open Sept. 2

Up to 20 Scholarships for Social Enterprises Available

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Applications for the Fall 2014 GSBI® Accelerator program at Santa Clara University open on September 2 and will be accepted through October 31. Up to 20 ventures will be selected and enrolled in the lauded 10-month social-enterprise capacity-development program.

The GSBI Accelerator helps social entrepreneurs understand and fill gaps in their organizations that prevent them from rapidly increasing their impact, or “scaling,” and helps make them investment-ready for “impact capital” investors.

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