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10/16/2018 12:00 AM
Federal grant to increase UTA doctoral students in computer science and engineering
(University of Texas at Arlington) A University of Texas at Arlington computer science professor has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, supplemented with $300,000 in UTA matching funds, that will significantly increase the number of doctoral students, especially among women and minorities.

10/16/2018 12:00 AM
Infants are more likely to learn when with a peer
(University of Connecticut) Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Washington looked at the mechanisms involved in language learning among nine-month-olds, the youngest population known to be studied in relation to on-screen learning.

10/16/2018 12:00 AM
Arturo Azcorra new member of the Academy of Europe
(IMDEA Networks Institute) Professor Dr. Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks (Madrid, Spain) and Full Professor at the Department of Telematics Engineering of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been appointed member of the prestigious Academy of Europe. This appointment recognizes Azcorra's role as one of the world leaders in the research and development of the advanced solutions and systems leading to the 5G revolution.

10/15/2018 12:00 AM
Shah named ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Student Engineer of the Year
(University of Texas at Arlington) Jimil Shah, a recent mechanical engineering doctoral graduate, is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division Student Engineer of The Year Award.

10/15/2018 12:00 AM
RIT engineering dean recognized as Outstanding Educator by American Ceramics Society
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Doreen Edwards, dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, will be presented the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Ceramics Society at its annual conference and honors banquet on Oct. 15.

10/15/2018 12:00 AM
Lift off for world-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers
(University of Sussex) Researchers at the University of Sussex have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it.

10/15/2018 12:00 AM
Financial impacts of cancer found to intensify disease burden among German patients
(European Society for Medical Oncology) A study conducted in Germany draws attention to the fact that the socio-economic burden of cancer is real in Europe too, and not only in the context of the US healthcare system where it has been associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The results to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich show that income loss is the main source of perceived financial hardship, and that this is associated with adverse psychological effects in patients.

10/15/2018 12:00 AM
'The Oxford Handbook of Disability History' offers first global chronicle
(University of Toledo) Dr. Kim Nielsen, who helped launch the first undergraduate degree of its kind in disability studies in the country at The University of Toledo, is one of three editors of the book published by Oxford University Press and one of 30 experts to write a chapter.

10/12/2018 12:00 AM
MDI Biological Laboratory awarded NIH grant to promote data literacy
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory will take a national lead in teaching data literacy to students and teachers though a five-year, $1.2 million SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The goal is to establish a national learning model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) secondary school education in data literacy. The project will focus on arsenic contamination of well water in Maine and New Hampshire.

10/12/2018 12:00 AM
Why don't we understand statistics? Fixed mindsets may be to blame
(Frontiers) The first study of why people struggle to solve statistical problems reveals a preference for complicated rather than simpler, more intuitive solutions -- which often leads to failure in solving the problem altogether. The researchers suggest this is due to unfavorable methods of teaching statistics in schools and universities, and highlight the serious consequences when applied to professional settings like court cases.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
Society for Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, Inc. to host 4th Annual Meeting
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.) Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) will be a keynote speaker on the National Biodefense Strategy. According to Dr. Jim James, SDMPH Exec Dir 'A primary focus of this meeting and the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health going forward is championing a Prepared Citizenry as the best single intervention to decrease morbidity and mortality across all types of disasters'

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
Army-funded research results in new kits for teaching science
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) An affordable children's educational kit is the latest commercial spinoff of research pursued by the US Army to create advanced materials for Soldier systems.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
Business student wins prestigious Federal Aviation Administration grant
(University of Texas at Arlington) Shivam Arora, a dual-degree track graduate student in Accounting and Business Analytics, has won the 2018-19 Airport Cooperative Research Program's Graduate Research Award.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
UTA, Navy sign partnership to enhance research, educational experience of students
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division signed a formal Education Partnership Agreement recently that will enhance research and education at UTA through interactions with NSWCPD personnel and sharing scientific, engineering and technological assets.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
UNH researchers find video games effective for bystander intervention in sexual assaults
(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are looking at gaming as a way to introduce intervention strategies. They found that video games show promise as a tool to share information and influence bystander attitudes and efficacy in situations of sexual violence.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
What makes tardigrades such great survivors (video)
(American Chemical Society) Tardigrades are tiny animals that can live in water droplets just about anywhere. When those water droplets dry out, tardigrades undergo an astonishing transformation to survive the lack of water. In this video, Reactions explores the chemistry of these remarkable survivors.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
With 66 million people living without proper housing, what can architects do?
(Queensland University of Technology) The images are terrifying. Homes have been washed away, flooded, burnt or torn apart. It's a scene that's played out worldwide as people are left dispossessed post disaster or as a result of conflict. A QUT architecture academic is calling on industry professionals to upskill and help fill a gap in post-disaster and humanitarian architectural knowledge to improve outcomes for people displaced, with her research published as the first chapter of a book.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
Day of discharge does not influence heart surgery patient readmissions
(Elsevier) Despite a common belief that weekend and holiday discharge after major heart surgery may impact hospital readmissions, research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery showed that day of discharge does not affect readmissions.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
Breast cancer patients use Twitter as a non-medical forum to share their experiences
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Twitter is a place where many cancer patients go to share and discuss their experiences of the disease. This is the main finding of a recent exploratory study, to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, which analysed the contents of over 6,000 tweets and retweets about breast cancer.

10/11/2018 12:00 AM
Does more education stem political violence?
(American Educational Research Association) In a study released online today in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, three Norwegian researchers attempt to bring clarity to this question by undertaking the first systematic examination of quantitative research on this topic.

10/10/2018 12:00 AM
Students to learn robotics through virtual reality with new Clemson University program
(Clemson University) TIME for Robotics is aimed at reaching a generation of students who grew up on smartphones and tablets, while dispelling fears that robots will take away jobs. The new approach will be particularly helpful in attracting groups that might otherwise bypass advanced manufacturing, including women, groups underrepresented in STEM fields, veterans and people with disabilities.

10/10/2018 12:00 AM
A break from the buzz: bees go silent during total solar eclipse
(Entomological Society of America) In an unprecedented study of a solar eclipse's influence on bee behavior, researchers at the University of Missouri organized citizen scientists and elementary school classrooms to set up acoustic monitoring stations to listen in on bees' buzzing -- or lack thereof -- as the August 2017 total solar eclipse passed over North America. The results were clear and consistent at locations across the United States: Bees stopped flying during the period of total solar eclipse.

10/10/2018 12:00 AM
Infants capable of complex babble may grow into stronger readers
(PLOS) Infants' early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study published Oct. 10, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kelly Farquharson from Florida State University and colleagues.

10/09/2018 12:00 AM
Grant to expand free STEM textbook project
(University of California - Davis) A library of free and open-source educational science and technology resources for college courses will expand thanks to a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to the LibreText Project, led by UC Davis.

10/09/2018 12:00 AM
Trust in non-conventional therapies by cancer patients not matching awareness about risks
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Sarcoma patients show great openness to the use of complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) for supportive care, but they are poorly informed about safety issues and risk of interactions with anti-cancer drugs, a study to be presented at ESMO 2018 reported.

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