• Germ U,  School Life

    Finding Your Hidden GEMS

    GEMS: Germs in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science   STEM education is hot right now.  There’s no doubt about it.  All the career forecasts predict a great need in upcoming years for scientists, techies, engineers, and mathematicians in a variety of settings.  Hard skills are — wait for it — trendy!  To add to the buzz, there is a huge focus…

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    Superpower Scholarship

    Always knew there should be money for college for your superpowers? Right again! You can earn a $2,500 scholarship for answering the following question: “Which superhero or villain would you change places with for a day and why?” Find the 2014 application here, and use your super speed. The deadline is March 31st, 2014, with awards announced at the end…

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    ChinaX

    I’ve always wanted to go to Harvard.  And MIT.  And Berkeley.  And possibly Cornell.  But I never in my wildest, giddiest, germiest dreams imagined I could go to all four of them.   I’m an education junkie, and I admit I have an addiction to learning.  I went to college and graduate school.  And I stayed on to teach.  And kept…

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    The New Education: edX

    Always wanted to take a class at Harvard? MIT? Berkeley? Now you can. Better still, you can take that class free, online, wherever you are. EdX is the brainchild of a partnership between Harvard and MIT. The goal? To provide the best courses, from the best professors, via the best schools, in an interactive classroom environment that brings learners together…