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QU Al Bairaq high school initiative achieves Gold Sponsorship from Maersk Oil Qatar

Prof Al Misnad and Sheikh Faisal Al Thani

Qatar University (QU) marked an interesting 3-year concurrence with Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ) by which the oil organization will be the non-selective Gold Sponsor of the Al-Bairaq secondary school effort program which is headed by QU’s Center for Advanced Materials (CAM). The assention is in accordance with QU’s dedication to create secondary school understudies’ exploratory, test and exploration abilities and ... Read More »

Boise State plans to expand

Boise State University

Boise State administrators and Ayers Saint Gross (ASG) representatives are planning for university growth. Future buildings, old buildings, green space, road ways, bike paths, future land acquisition and space purposes were a few of the topics addressed. Carolyn Krall, senior associate of ASG, broke down the physicality of future expansions into three areas (precients) of development: expansion, Greenbelt and STEM ... Read More »

Southern Oregon University to cut 80 positions by 2018

Southern Oregon University

The equivalent of more than 80 positions will be eliminated at Southern Oregon University through layoffs and retirement by 2018, according to the final retrenchment plan, released. Known and anticipated retirements will account for the equivalent of 32.5 positions. Another 25 permanent and adjunct faculty and 3.3 temporary adjunct faculty will be laid off, according to the plan. Another 19.25 ... Read More »

Universities told to ‘pull socks up’ over women in sciences

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By Mary Isokariari Shortage of women in the profession continues to be a worldwide challenge Universities are being warned to “to pull their socks up” to retain women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. Andrew Miller MP, the chair of the Science & Technology Committee said it was “astonishing” that women still remained under-represented at professorial levels in ... Read More »

University plans to use games to draw girls into math, science

girls into math, science

Northeastern University in Seattle, Wash., is attempting to help middle school girls get into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a venture called the GAMES initiative, GeekWire reports. GAMES Initiative is a partnership with Northeastern, Institute of Systems Biology and the National Girls Collaborative Project to help launch three free video games intended to help girls become interested in ... Read More »

Tulane University hopes to inspire middle school girls through day of science fun

Tulane University

What: A workshop designed to pique the interest of middle school girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.) About 120 girls from schools across metro New Orleans will spend the day at Tulane University participating in a variety of experiments, including “Fluids, Bubbles and Slime,” “What Makes a Banana,” “The Great Frog Leap,” and “The Missing Tooth.” Who: Donata ... Read More »

UK: Fewer Indian students opt for science, technology courses

The reduced number of Indian students this year has led to concerns in some British universities over the financial viability of courses and departments particularly in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As universities report a drop of between 20 and 30 per cent of Indian students in the forthcoming academic year starting later this month, the ... Read More »

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